November 09, 2010 (NA)
November 10, 2010 (EU)
|November 09, 2015 (NA)
August 2016 - July 2017 (EU)
Sony Online Entertainment/Daybreak Game Company
|Rockin' Android Game Page [Archive]
Crescent Pale Mist homepage [Archive]
Crescent Pale Mist was delisted no later than November 9th, 2015 in the US and is one of many delisted titles from the studio formerly known as Sony Online Entertainment. The game was available on the European PlayStation Store but was delisted between August 2016 and July 2017. Rockin’ Android had secured the license to bring the game to Steam and in January of 2015 launched a Greenlight campaign. Though successfully greenlit, this announcement was the first and last update to the page and the project seemingly fell through. As best we can tell Crescent Pale Mist is now Extinct.
The Dawning of Daybreak
It was confirmed on February 2nd, 2015 that Sony had sold its internal development studio, Sony Online Entertainment, to the investment firm Columbus Nova. The studio was renamed Daybreak Game Company and their focus shifted entirely to multiplayer online games.
“This means that effective immediately SOE will operate as an independent game development studio where we will continue to focus on creating exceptional online games for players around the world, and now as a multi-platform gaming company,” said SOE/Daybreak President John Smedley.
By February 11th Columbus Nova had laid off an unconfirmed number of Daybreak employees in a move to “rationalize the business” including EverQuest lead, David Georgeson. In July, John Smedley stepped down as President amid personal attacks by the hacker group Lizard Squad and had resigned from the company by August 24th, 2015.
With the change in corporate identity from SOE to Daybreak the licensing deals on existing games would need to be renewed or renegotiated. Between their focus on online games and the decrease in staff and budget it is assumed that Daybreak let many of these licenses expire. After the acquisition in February of 2015 the following SOE published titles were delisted:
- Plants vs. Zombies (February, EU/NA)
- Akimi Village (July, EU/NA)
- Acceleration of SUGURI X-Edition (August, NA)
- The Gundemonium Collection (October, AU/EU/NA):
- Crescent Pale Mist (November, NA)
- Qlione Evolve (December, NA)
The following titles were delisted within the year preceding the sale of Sony Online Entertainment and may have been the first victims of the impending acquisition even before it was finalized:
About the Game
“Master ancient magic to save the world from imminent destruction with Crescent Pale Mist, now available on the PlayStation®Network! In the beautiful and explosive side-scrolling dimension of Gasyukal, you’re Yunou – the only magician powerful enough to control the mysterious and volatile magic known as Pale Mist. Charge into six chapters of non-stop action, twisting and turning through levels of would-be assassins, hard-hitting sorcerers and supernatural monstrosities around every turn. Reign supreme over your competition to climb the leaderboard and gather all 11 PlayStation Network trophies.“
- Six challenging levels with multiple difficulties, featuring rich HD graphics
- 11 PlayStation Network trophies
- Online leaderboard rankings
- Engaging fantasy-based storyline
- Rich, detailed art in the hand-drawn Japanese anime style
- Presented in “2.5D”, rendered 3D polygonal graphics presented in a 2D game