Viewing Author : ShawnS

Code of Princess to be removed from 3DS eShop on March 31st

Code of Princess, Studio Saizensen’s 2012 action-RPG for the Nintendo 3DS, is being delisted… again. We first added the game to the site after it was removed in March of 2019 but at some point it made an unannounced return. With nearly as little fanfare it is once again going away, this time seemingly for good. Atlus announced on March 25th that Code of Princess would be delisted by the end of the month:

Code of Princess will no longer be available on the Nintendo eShop after March 31st. Get the game before then! Learn more about Code of Princess here.

It is uncertain at this point if the delisting is related to Atlus or the developer/publisher duo of Studio Saizensen and Degica Games. Code of Princess was published only as an eShop download in Australia and Europe by Agatsuma Entertainment who has since shut down, leaving it particularly vulnerable to a delisting in these regions.

Thankfully, the original game still exists on Steam and as a physical release on the 3DS in North America and Japan. In 2018 Nicalis published Code of Princess EX, a cleaned up version of the game for the Nintendo Switch which is also still available. It should be noted that Atlus’ fully localized and voice acted treatment remains exclusive to the 3DS release making it a major loss for the remaining versions, depending on how you feel about dubs.

Thanks to everyone who pointed out the news, the game’s page will be updated shortly and the date has been added to the Watch List calendar.

Mortal Kombat Komplete Edition pulled from Steam,  PlayStation versions next?

In an unannounced and unanticipated move, Warner Bros. Interactive has pulled Mortal Kombat Komplete Edition (aka Mortal Kombat 9) off of Steam. The removal happened on March 20th when the game’s price was set to $0.00 making it unable to be purchased. The only explanation is the familiar boilerplate wording on the game’s Steam store page: “At the request of the publisher, Mortal Kombat Komplete Edition is no longer available for sale on Steam”.

As of the evening of March 22nd the game remains available on PlayStation Vita and PlayStation 3 but it’s a little hard to find, at least on the North American PlayStation Store. The base game’s page only lets you wishlist the title but I was able to dig up the $20 “Komplete Edition” that was still available to buy.

Is it a sign that the PlayStation versions will be delisted soon as well? With no other details behind the delisting outside of some unsubstantiated links to the game’s Freddy Krueger DLC, it most certainly could be. We’ll try to keep an eye on it but if you’ve had this one on your PlayStation wishlist, now might be a good time to grab it. Thanks to @pasta_wheat for pointing this one out to us.