The memories of past catastrophes are at risk of taking physical form, re-emerging from the astral plain to bring ruin and destruction to the kingdom of Alberia. It's up to players to take arms against the calamities that descended upon the world in bygone days.
What does that mean? It means Nintendo is bringing back old raid bosses to Dragalia Lost again. That sounds a little less exciting, so they had a copywriter go all Square Enix on the official press release to spice it up a bit.
For those who haven't been paying attention to Nintendo's continuing adventures in mobile land, Dragalia Lost is the third mobile game Nintendo ever made for Android and Apple devices. It was released in September 2018, and so far it's the only game that's an original IP. It tasks an outcast prince with reclaiming a kingdom and also you can turn into a dragon.
The game started doing raid events in October of that same year, giving players the opportunity to combine their four-character teams and battle against some gigantic bosses that they can't hope to take down on their own.
In July 2019, Nintendo launched its first astral raid, this time against the boss Hypnos. This weekend, Valfarre will be coming back as a featured astral raid boss. He was originally released as part of the "Skyborne Spectacle" event in January, an event which repeated itself in August with a few extra bonuses.
Those who didn't get the chance to defeat him the first two times will now get the chance to take on him in an astral raid, provided they've collected enough "astral shards" while playing the main game. If you don't want to fight the same boss over and over, you can spend astral pieces for multiple battles at once. This lets you get the rewards for all those battles by fighting the boss just a single time.
The raids will start at 10 p.m. on November 8 and will last through the weekend for anyone who wants to take them on. Dragalia Lost is available for free in the Google Play store and the iOS app store.