|Release:||February 15, 2011 - PlayStation 3 (US)
February 16, 2011 - PlayStation 3 (EU)
June 26, 2012 - Desura
July 1, 2014 - Steam
|Delisting (approx):||August 8, 2015 (US)
(Available For: 4y 5m)
|Publisher:||Sony Online Entertainment/Daybreak Game Company, Rockin' Android|
|Available On:||PlayStation 3 (EU), Steam, Desura|
|Links:||PlayStation Store Page (US), Rockin' Android Game Page|
Acceleration of SUGURI X-Edition on PlayStation 3 was delisted no later than August 8th, 2015 in the US and is one of many delisted titles from the studio formerly known as Sony Online Entertainment.
The Dawning of Daybreak
It was confirmed on February 2nd, 2015 that Sony had sold its internal development studio, Sony Online Entertainment, to the investment firm Columbus Nova. The studio was renamed Daybreak Game Company and their focus shifted entirely to multiplayer online games.
“This means that effective immediately SOE will operate as an independent game development studio where we will continue to focus on creating exceptional online games for players around the world, and now as a multi-platform gaming company,” said SOE/Daybreak President John Smedley.
By February 11th Columbus Nova had laid off an unconfirmed number of Daybreak employees in a move to “rationalize the business” including EverQuest lead, David Georgeson. In July, John Smedley stepped down as President amid personal attacks by the hacker group Lizard Squad and had resigned from the company by August 24th, 2015.
With the change in corporate identity from SOE to Daybreak the licensing deals on existing games would need to be renewed or renegotiated. Between their focus on online games and the decrease in staff and budget it is assumed that Daybreak let many of these licenses expire. After the acquisition in February of 2015 the following SOE published titles were delisted:
- Plants vs. Zombies (February, EU/US)
- Acceleration of SUGURI X-Edition (August, US)
- The Gundemonium Collection (October, AU/EU/US):
- Crescent Pale Mist (November, US)
- Qlione Evolve (December, US)
- Akimi Village (March 2016, EU/US)
The following titles were delisted within the year preceding the sale of Sony Online Entertainment and may have been the first victims of the impending acquisition even before it was finalized:
What Still Remains
Not all former SOE titles have been delisted. Daybreak’s name currently appears on DC Universe Online, H1Z1, PlanetSide 2 and both EverQuest titles. Smaller releases including Rochard, Field Commander, Untold Legends, Switchball, Cash Guns Chaos, Sideway New York and Payday: The Heist remain available on the PlayStation Store in North America as of June 2016.
About the Game
“Acceleration of SUGURI X-Edition, the ultimate in anime-style, robot fighting-action is here! Leap into beautifully rendered battle environments, wield innovative, pulse pounding weaponry and survive 11 levels of captivating doujin gameplay. Make sure to crank up the volume so you can enjoy the high-energy techno-trance soundtrack. Take on the CPU or battle it out with a friend. With three different Arcade modes and three different Versus modes to go along with local and online leaderboards, gameplay replay videos and 14 PSN trophies up for grabs, you don’t want to miss the rush that is, Acceleration of Suguri X Edition!“
- Three gun slinging Arcade Modes
- Three pulse pounding Versus Modes
- 11 rendered environments to battle it out
- Seven engaging, anime-style characters to choose from
- Local and Online Leaderboards
- 14 PSN Trophies
- 1-2 players
- AoSXE Soundtrack for PS3 Only
- Cute but deadly avatars
- Hand drawn AoSXE exclusive wallpaper
- AoSXE Theme