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Minecraft: Story Mode reappears on Xbox 360 at $100 per episode

The Telltale Games saga just continues to get stranger. As of May 31st all digital versions of the Minecraft: Story Mode series were confirmed delisted worldwide with the ability to re-download previous purchases being removed on June 25th. That’s a respectable window to allow owners a chance to download all their purchased content but an unexpected wrinkle arose in regards to the Xbox 360 edition. On June 14th, the Minecraft Story Mode Facebook page sprang back to life with the following announcement:

“As you may have heard, Minecraft: Story Mode games will no longer be supported via the necessary game servers on June 25th, 2019. All of Minecraft: Story Mode content was removed from sale on each digital storefront ahead of that happening. In the process of removing these items for sale, on the Xbox 360 platform only, existing Minecraft: Story Mode players became unable [to] download their remaining episodes. From working with the Xbox 360 platform, the only solution to this situation is to re-list the downloadable content for purchase.

So, to assist existing customers, all the downloadable Episodes for the two Minecraft: Story Mode titles are temporarily re-listed but, to deter new purchases, they will be re-listed at a very high price! The price shown is a real list price, please do not buy the content, if you do, you will be charged the amount shown. This is simply the only mechanism available to facilitate players being able to download their remaining episodes prior to servers shutting down.

Hopefully this will help existing Xbox 360 players get the downloadable Episodes they are entitled to. When the game servers are switched off on June 25th, the content will once again be removed from sale, upon which downloads will again become blocked.”

The current asking price? $99.99 per episode. Youch. That’s a steep price but one that I feel still isn’t beyond the reach of some dedicated (obsessed?) digital collectors. Anyone daring enough to click the Buy button on these episodes? You’ve only got about week to decide.

Digital Release:PlayStation 4
December 03, 2014 (AU, EU)
October 20, 2015 (US)

Xbox One
May 15, 2015 (AU, EU)
October 20, 2015 (US)

PlayStation 3, Xbox 360, Steam
October 20, 2015 (US)
Delisting:May 22, 2019 - Steam
May 27, 2019 - GOG.com
May 2019 - PlayStation 4
Developer:Telltale Games
Publisher:Telltale Games
Available On:Digital:
PlayStation 3
Xbox 360, Xbox One
Potential Steam download code

Retail:
PlayStation 3
PlayStation 4
Xbox 360
Xbox One
PC
Links:Telltale homepage
GOG.com page [Archive]
SteamDB page

All Telltale Games titles leaving GOG.com on May 27th

UPDATE [05/23/19]: Telltale’s Bone titles and Tales from the Borderlands have already been removed from Steam today.

GOG.com Team member Chandra broke the bad news in a forum post this morning that all remaining Telltale Games titles will be removed from the DRM-free service next Monday, May 27th. The below titles will be joining other Telltale releases that have already been delisted including Back to the Future, Game of Thrones, Tales of Monkey Island, and many more.

Sadly, we need to inform you that, due to company’s closure, all the remaining Telltale titles will be delisted from our catalog on Monday, May 27, 10am UTC.

The titles are as follows: the Wolf Among Us, Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy, Hector: Badge of Carnage, the Batman series, Sam & Max series, Puzzle Agent series, Tales from the Borderlands, and Strong Bad’s Cool Game for Attractive People.

For everyone who purchased any of said titles prior to delisting, the games will remain in their GOG library.

While these games are currently still available on Steam and console platforms, they probably won’t be around for much longer. Grab them while you can if you’d like to have a digital copy, or keep them around a bit longer with one of the disc-based console releases.

Thanks to @MrFortyFive for pointing this one out on Twitter. I’ve added the date to the Watch List calendar and I’ll begin the work on game pages for each title as they roll off into the sunset.