|Digital Release:||Nintendo DS
July 21, 2011 (US)
December 29, 2011 (EU)
Previously on Desura
Previously on XBLA Indie Games
|Delisting:||September 29, 2018 (US)
September 30, 2018 (EU)
|Links:||Saturnine Games page
Xbox.com page [Archive]
Desura.com page [Archive]
Saturnine Games announced on September 17th, 2018 that all of their 3DS and Wii U eShop releases would be removed from sale between September 29th and October 10th in various territories. This includes Turtle Tale, Antipole, and Cosmos X2. The full post from the team read:
“All games from Saturnine Games are going to be removed from the Nintendo eShop for both the 3DS and Wii U platforms.
In the Americas, Turtle Tale, Antipole, and Cosmos X2 will be removed from the Shop on September 29. In Europe, the games will remain available through September 30th. In both regions, Turtle Tale will be on sale for 33% off from September 20th until it’s removal.
In Japan, Turtle Tale will be available through October 10th.”
No direct explanation was given. In reply to the condolences and backlash on Twitter, the team only offered that “there are many issues involved in our decisions. We have no interest in discussing any more of it in public than is necessary.”
One of those issues could have been Saturnine’s dissatisfaction with Nintendo’s approval or support processes. It could also have been that Saturnine Games no longer met Nintendo’s criteria to maintain their developer or publisher status. Antipole was previously available on Desura and Xbox Live Indie Games until the closure of both marketplaces.
As of this writing, no further explanation has been given and all three titles are considered Extinct.
About the Game
“Fast paced platforming action based on gravity manipulation. Reverse gravity in the area around you for short periods of time to climb higher and jump further. Anything caught in the altered gravity area is affected as well – enemies, objects, and even acid pools will fall along the new direction of gravity. Use your gravity powers to fling enemies. Run along the ceiling to avoid obstacles. Manipulate gravity to solve puzzles.”
- Flip gravity for a short time and the world around you will react in response.
- Solve puzzles by manipulating objects and enemies.
- Multiple difficultly levels to challenge expert gamers.
- Collect challenge coins to unlock bonus levels.
- Special bonus game mode for owners of Cosmos X2.
- Earn awards by completing challenges.