UPDATE 09/12:USGamer spoke with Nintendo on September 11th who confirmed that the games will also be removed from the North American Wii U eShop on September 19th as well. Our original post follows:
Heads up Bayonetta fans who are still rockin’ the Wii U. Both Bayonetta and Bayonetta 2 will be leaving the Wii U eShop in Japan on September 18th and in Europe on September 19th. Japanese Nintendo first broke the news earlier this morning and later in the day Siliconera confirmed that the European store pages for the games had been updated with the deadline.
Nintendo has been paring down their Wii U eShop library of late but heavy hitters like Bayonetta haven’t been their target. No explanation has been provided in any region or from any parties involved but “encouraging” Wii U holdouts to move over to the newer Switch releases seems to be the likeliest cause.
So far there’s been no confirmation about a similar fate reaching the North American eShop but if you’ve been holding out for either game, this week might be a good time to grabthem. Amazon currently has download codes on sale for both games while Bayonetta 2 can be had on disc. Check carefully though, only the initial run contained a second disc with the original game inside!
Thanks again to @MrFortyFive for bringing this to our attention.
Time is running out on the digital versions of Transformers: Devastation and The Legend of Korra. Over the holiday weekend download codes from the Humble Store and GameStop for both titles dried up. That means the digital versions are now only available on Xbox platforms, but only for a few more days.
The current sale on each title has reduced the price by up to 75% but after December 31st the deal (and the games) will be gone. While Transformers was released on disc, The Legend of Korra is a digital exclusive so this really is the last chance to grab it. Here are the remaining links one more time:
Activision is getting the jump on its traditional January delistings (see: everything from Spider-Man, to X-Men, to Ninja Turtles) by pulling a pair of licensed titles leading into the holiday weekend. Both Transformers: Devastation and The Legend of Korra by Platinum Games disappeared from digital storefronts on PlayStation and Steam on December 21st.
The games are currently still available on Xbox platforms and download codes are still on sale across Amazon, GameStop, and Humble Bundle. You can grab Transformers: Devastation on disc for consoles but The Legend of Korra was a digital exclusive which means once the download codes expire the game will be joining the Extinct List.
For anyone aiming to grab the games on download before they’re completely gone, here are a handful of direct links while I work on getting the full game pages up over the holiday break: