luminessupernovaDigital Release:PlayStation 3
December 18, 2008 (JP, US)
February 5th, 2009 (AU, EU)
Delisting (approx):Between February 27th and May 6th, 2017
Developer:Q Entertainment
Publisher:Q Entertainment
Available On:PlayStation 3 (US)
Links:Q Entertainment homepage

Delisting

Lumines Supernova was delisted on the PlayStation 3 in Europe and Australia (and presumably Japan) between February 27th and May 6th, 2017. These Archive.org captures come from the European PlayStation Now website which lists all available games on the streaming service. Lumines’ disappearance there likely coincides with its removal from the PlayStation Store as well.

Speculation

In 2013, Q Entertainment founder Tetsuya Mizuguchi left the company after the release of Lumines Electronic Symphony on Vita. Over the next year the studio released Guardian Hearts Online and Destiny of Spirits both for the Vita and both of which were shut down soon after. They also cancelled the Vita port of the mobile game, Heroes of Infinity, in 2014. Q Entertainment’s homepage is currently offline with the last live capture on October 5th, 2016. The most recent Lumines release, Lumines Puzzle & Music, saw the involvement of Mizuguchi as supervisor but gives no credit to Q Entertainment.

All this considered, it appears Q Entertainment has become defunct in some capacity and is no longer able to publish Lumines Supernova on PlayStation 3 as mobcast and Namco currently look to hold the license.

Availability

Lumines Supernova and its DLC currently remain available on the PlayStation 3 in the US. Its Xbox 360 counterpart, Lumines Live, is also still available.

 

About the Game

Indulge in the fusion of puzzle, lights and music! The latest installment to the blockbuster franchise from Tetsuya Mizuguchi and Q Entertainment comes packed with brand new skins and new modes, exclusive to the PLAYSTATION®3 computer entertainment system.

LUMINES Supernova combines puzzles, block-dropping beats and video entertainment to create an addictively-fun gameplay experience that will keep you playing day after day. The game offers 40 skins in the Challenge Mode alone, with several brand new skins keeping the Lumines experience fresh. Choose from several different single player modes, battle it out with a friend or create your own background music in the all-new Sequencer Mode.

 

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