|Release:||November 9, 2010 - PlayStation 3 (US)
November 10, 2010 - PlayStation 3 (EU)
|Delisting (approx):||November 9, 2015 (US)
(Available For: 5y 0m)
|Publisher:||Sony Online Entertainment/Daybreak Game Company, Rockin' Android|
|Available On:||PlayStation 3 (EU)|
|Links:||PlayStation Store Page (US), Rockin' Android Game Page|
Crescent Pale Mist was delisted no later than November 9th, 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
“Master ancient magic to save the world from imminent destruction with Crescent Pale Mist, now available on the PlayStation®Network! In the beautiful and explosive side-scrolling dimension of Gasyukal, you’re Yunou – the only magician powerful enough to control the mysterious and volatile magic known as Pale Mist. Charge into six chapters of non-stop action, twisting and turning through levels of would-be assassins, hard-hitting sorcerers and supernatural monstrosities around every turn. Reign supreme over your competition to climb the leaderboard and gather all 11 PlayStation Network trophies.”
- Six challenging levels with multiple difficulties, featuring rich HD graphics
- 11 PlayStation Network trophies
- Online leaderboard rankings
- Engaging fantasy-based storyline
- Rich, detailed art in the hand-drawn Japanese anime style
- Presented in “2.5D”, rendered 3D polygonal graphics presented in a 2D game