[Japan]Closing of LINE GAME Titles and Information on Refunds

2018.06.05 Game

LINE Corporation (Headquarters: Shinjuku, Tokyo. CEO: Takeshi Idezawa) would like to announce that it will be closing several of the game titles under its LINE Games division as of 3pm, June 5 (GMT+9).

LINE Games seeks to further cement its position as a global gaming platform by concentrating capital on titles that are growing at a faster rate.


In accordance with the Payment Services Act, Article 20, Paragraph 1, customers will be entitled to claim refunds as described below for in-game currencies remaining in their account (hereafter referred to as paid-for prepaid payment instrument balance) at the time the game closes.


We would like to express our sincere thanks to all our users to date. LINE Games will continue to work to bring enjoyable games to everyone. Thank you for your understanding.


Information on the game titles that will be closed as well as the prepaid payment instruments to be refunded can be found below.


■ Game title closures and refundable prepaid payment instrument types

Paid-for prepaid instrument balances that have not been used by 3pm, June 5, 2018 (GMT+9) will be refunded.

Game title to be closed

Refundable prepaid payment instruments

LINE Cookie Run


LINE Cookie Run


LINE Cookie Run


LINE Akindo Sei no Little Peso


LINE Akindo Sei no Little Peso






LINE WIND runner


LINE WIND runner


LINE Football League Manager

Golden Balls

LINE Football League Manager

Game Money (FP)

LINE Football League Manager

Game Money (DP)

LINE PLAY minigame "Gold Rush"



■ Issuer of prepaid items to be refunded

LINE Corporation


■ Refund application process

1. Access the Refund Application Form (located at https://refund.line.me/) and log in using the mail address and password associated with your LINE account.

 Please access the form using a computer browser, as accessing it from a mobile device may cause it to not function properly. Please note that the Refund Application Form cannot be used for Gold Rush. Please contact us through the LINE PLAY Gold Rush inquiry form listed below.

2. Select the game for which you wish to request a refund, and confirm that the amount shown is correct.

3. Enter your bank account information for the bank transfer, then submit the form. Note: if your outstanding balance was zero, then you will not be prompted to enter any bank account information.


For players using Guest Login:

The instructions above are only for those players using LINE Login.

In order to apply for a refund, players using Guest Login will have to access the inquiry form via the link below. Please use the form to let us know that you wish to be refunded, making sure to include the game title in question in your message. We will then provide you with an email address to send your balance and bank account information to.


▼ Inquiry form



▼ Inquiry form (exclusively for LINE PLAY Gold Rush)



■ Refund application period

Please submit your completed Refund Application Form between 3pm, Jun. 25 and 3pm, Aug. 31 (GMT+9).

Any application forms received before or after this period will NOT be considered.


■ Refund process

Once your refund application has been processed, an amount equivalent to your paid-for prepaid payment instrument balance will be transferred to your account in Japanese yen.

Money transfer fees, whether for national or international transactions, will be paid by us.

However, when transferring funds to overseas accounts, some additional fees such as intermediary fees or currency exchange fees may be levied. Unfortunately, we are unable to pay these fees.


■ Inquiries

Please contact LINE Corporation (Tokyo Shinjuku-ku Shinjuku 4-1-6 JR Shinjuku Miraina Tower 23F) via the inqury form located at https://contact.line.me/


■ Notes:

- Refunds will be processed no earlier than Sep. 5, 2018 (GMT+9), after the refund application period has finished.

- If you wish to make any changes to the information you provided on your Refund Application Form, simply fill out the form and submit again. Only the last form you submit will be processed for refunds.



Thank you.