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NIS America's Danganronpa titles leaving PlayStation soon

UPDATE [07/29/2020]: Spike Chunsoft confirmed on July 21st that they will be taking over publishing for the Danganronpa series. As details are being finalized it’s possible that the games will still be unavailable for a time. Thanks to Vita Paradisa for posting the news. Our original post follows.

NIS America announced this week that several of their Danganronpa releases will be removed from sale on the PlayStation Store through the end of September. The delistings come with the end of publishing terms between developer Spike Chunsoft, but it’s already assumed that Spike will re-publish the titles on their own. It could take a while for them to reappear on PlayStation but in the meantime you can grab these games on Steam and on physical media. NIS’ announcement and dates follow:

Select Danganronpa titles on the PlayStation™Store will no longer be available for purchase from NIS America. Please refer to the dates listed below for more information on when each title will no longer be available. We want to thank all of our Ultimate Fans who have joined us for many exciting years of mysteries, deadly puzzles, and unforgettable characters. Puhuhuhu!

Danganronpa Another Episode: Ultra Despair Girl (PS Vita) 08/31/2020
Danganronpa: Trigger Happy Havoc (PS Vita) 09/04/2020
Danganronpa 2: Goodbye Despair (PS Vita) 09/04/2020
Danganronpa V3: Killing Harmony (PS Vita) 09/25/2020
Danganronpa V3: Killing Harmony (PS4) 09/25/2020

I’ve added the dates to the Watch List calendar. I’m going to wait on adding each game to the site until the Fall, just to see how things shake out with possible relistings. Thanks to HandMaskTar, MBAfif, and everyone else who pointed out the news on this.

Digital Release:Nintendo Wii U
PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4
Xbox 360, Xbox One
Steam

June 21, 2016 (JP, US)
June 24, 2016 (AU, EU)
Delisting:November 15, 2019 - PlayStation 3/4 (JP)
November 2019 - Nintendo Wii U (JP, US)
Developer:comcept
Publisher:Deep Silver (AU, EU, US)
Spike Chunsoft (JP)
comcept (JP)
Available On:Digital:
Nintendo Wii U (AU, EU)
PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4
Xbox 360, Xbox One (AU, EU, US)
Steam

Retail:
Nintendo Wii U
PlayStation 4
Xbox One
Links:Mighty No. 9 homepage

Shiren the Wanderer on Vita loses online features with the end of 2019

The latest entry in Spike Chunsoft’s storied “Shiren the Wanderer” series is about to get a little more lonely across North America and Europe. Publisher Aksys Games announced in an email sent to fans that the PlayStation Vita title, Shiren The Wanderer: The Tower of Fortune and the Dice of Fate, will be losing its online features by the end of December.

“Online service to cease in 2019. Thank you for playing Shiren The Wanderer: The Tower of Fortune and the Dice of Fate on the PlayStation┬«Vita system since its release on July 26th, 2016.

Unfortunately, the North American and European online services for this game, specifically the Multiplayer, Wanderer Aid/Rescue, and Ranking systems are shutting down at the end of December 2019. Please continue to enjoy the adventure in its entirety offline.”

That doesn’t give players much time to catch up, but fortunately the game itself isn’t going away. To commiserate, Aksys has put the physical versions of the game on sale through their own shop and the digital version on sale through the PlayStation Store.

Thanks to Michael Huniu and PlayStation Lifestyle for bringing this news to our attention.