Viewing Company : Bandai NAMCO

“Bandai and NAMCO have both fundamentally been entertainment companies. By combining and enhancing Bandai’s expertise in character merchandizing and NAMCO’s creative strengths through the new BANDAI NAMCO Entertainment, we will provide a new level of sophistication in entertainment. BANDAI NAMCO Entertainment’s mission is to inspire people around the world and help them enjoy their time to the fullest. BANDAI NAMCO Entertainment will unrelentingly seek out and take on new challenges as it aims to become the world’s most admired video game maker.”

Duelyst shutting down February 27th

Counterplay Games announced on January 25th that Duelyst, their CCG/tabletop release from 2016 will be shutting down at the end of February. The full announcement follows:

We are saddened to announce that the Duelyst servers will be shutting down permanently on February 27th, 2020 at 3:00 PM PST. Saying goodbye to any game is never easy, and it’s always hardest when you love the game as much as we all love Duelyst. We’re incredibly proud of the effort our developers have put in on Duelyst over the years, and even more proud of the amazing community of friends and gamers that have enjoyed Duelyst.

We want to thank all of you for being a part of the Duelyst family, and for making our time working on Duelyst the amazing adventure it has been.

To celebrate the life of Duelyst, we’ll be making some changes to see the game out on its path to the sunset. Please see the Service Closure details below:

– The Duelyst servers will officially close on February 27th, 2020 at 3:00 PM PST (Your local time here).

– BANDAI NAMCO Entertainment accounts will continue to be active and may be used for our other titles.

– Players will no longer be able to purchase Diamonds as of the time of this announcement.

We will provide refunds on all Diamond purchases made between December 21st, 2019 and January 24th, 2020 upon request. To request a refund, please visit our support page and submit a ticket. All refund requests must be received by March 30th, 2020 to be honored.

Once again, we want to thank all of you for your amazing support of Duelyst over the years. We’ve been truly blessed to be part of such an amazing community.

I’ve added the date to the Watch List calendar and will have a page on the site in the future. Thanks to @Dr_Scaphandre for pointing this one out.

Pro Yakyuu Famista Evolution, Japan Exclusive Switch release delisted on Feb. 28

Thanks to @Dystroph on Twitter for pointing out this upcoming Japanese delisting. Bandai NAMCO announced last February that Pro Yakyuu Famista Evolution and all of its downloadable content would be removed from sale on February 28th, 2019. No reason was given but with the names, mascots, and likenesses of Japan’s baseball teams (and even a cross promotion with New Japan Pro Wrestling) it seems most likely that it’s related to expired licensing.

For those interested there is a physical version available though it’s also a Japanese exclusive and doesn’t include the DLC teams. The date has been added to the Watch List calendar.