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Dead or Alive 5: Last Round anime DLC Delistings

Team Ninja announced at the end of May 2017 that two packs of cross-promotional DLC costumes for Dead or Alive 5: Last Round would be removed from sale over the summer. Unfortunately, I didn’t find out about this until June 20th, the same day that the first round of “Fairy Tail Mashup” costumes was delisted. Fortunately, there’s still time for Attack on Titan fans to grab the remaining tie-in costumes which will be delisted on July 18th, 2017.

Both batches of DLC are being removed from sale on PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and Steam precisely one year after their release. Those who had previously purchased any of the content (alone or in the Season Pass/Costume Pass bundles) will still be able to re-download the items and continue to use them in game.

It’s hard to tell what this means for the other tie-in DLC in the game. The Schoolgirl Strikers, Falcom, Gust, Tatsunoko, and Arc System Works costumes are all over a year old and remain available. Coming up on their one-year anniversaries are the King of Fighters costumes (September) and the Aquaplus costumes (December). If you’re interested in the existing licensed costumes or the two listed above, grab them soon! You can check all of the DLC available for the game on the official DOA5 site.

Team Ninja’s full post is included after the cut.

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Having only ever owned one Apple product, the original iPad, I’ll let this succinct quote from Kotaku sum up the situation.

“iOS 11 is currently in beta, but even now, some 32-bit games aren’t showing up in the App Store. You can still search for them on Touch Arcade, and as Gizmodo’s Rhett Jones points out, ‘If you use a direct link, the app is still available for download. What this means is you can still grab that old app that you meant to buy or would like to own again.’ That method will only work for a little bit longer, though; in the coming months, iOS 11 will drop support for 32-bit games completely.”

The rest of the post has a few quotes from iOS developers about their individual titles but this is the gist of it from 9to5Mac. “Starting in January 2018, all new apps submitted to the Mac App Store must support 64-bit. From June 2018, the same requirement applies to new apps and updates. This marks the start of a transition where in a few years, 32-bit Mac apps will no longer be supported and won’t run.”

This stands to impact tens of thousands of apps and games from defunct studios or from teams with limited resources to make the required updates. If you’d like to verify which of your own apps might be at risk, 9to5Mac’s post has a handy walkthrough. Otherwise, try Touch Arcade to get a direct link to download some of these endangered titles.

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Alan Wake disappears from Steam and Xbox on May 16th

“The music licenses for Alan Wake are expiring. As a result, the game is going to be taken out of physical and digital retail. Alan Wake’s American Nightmare will stay in retail. We’re having a 90% off “Sunset Sale” for Alan Wake on Steam May 13th through the 15th, 2017.”

The unfortunate but appreciably straight-to-the-point post appeared today on Remedy’s Alan Wake forum. The music licensing for the original Alan Wake is expiring and since Remedy didn’t negotiate the original license they have no immediate way to renew. As a result, the original Alan Wake and its DLC will be removed from sale on Steam and Xbox platforms on Tuesday, May 16th. Though not clarified by Remedy this will presumably see the game delisted from GOG.com as well.

In a post by Polygon, Remedy’s head of communications, Thomas Puha, added that “Microsoft and Remedy are looking into renegotiating the music licenses, but there’s nothing more to comment on that for now. Obviously having to remove the game from stores is rather unfortunate. So, we figured, let’s discount the game heavily and those who have not bought Alan Wake yet, here’s your chance to grab it on Steam.”

The original forum post lays out a few more details on the sale and confirms that the digital-only pseudo-sequel, Alan Wake’s American Nightmare, isn’t going away… yet. The original Alan Wake is also available on disc for Xbox 360 and download codes continue to be sold on Amazon.