|Digital Release:||Nintendo DS
September 22, 2011 (EU)
October 20, 2011 (US)
March 22, 2013
August 22, 2013 (EU)
September 19, 2013 (US)
|Delisting:||2011 - 2017, No later than June 2020
Nintendo DS (EU)
|Developer:||Abstraction Games (DS)
|Publisher:||Chillingo / Electronic Arts (2011)
|Available On:||Nintendo DS (only available through the Nintendo 3DS eShop) [US]
|Links:||Cut the Rope homepage|
The original version of Cut the Rope for Nintendo DSiWare may have been delisted across Europe and Australia between 2015 and 2017, but no later than June of 2020 when we confirmed it was no longer available.
The game was released by Chillingo after the company had been acquired by Electronic Arts in 2010. Although Chillingo was the publisher, ZeptoLab retained the rights to the franchise after EA’s acquisition. Similar to another Chillingo release on DSi — Dracula: Undead Awakening which has also been delisted in Australia and Europe — Cut the Rope may have fallen under different terms outside of North America. It is possible it was delisted within 3-5 years as is typical with digital games of this era. Chillingo’s version of Cut the Rope remained available exclusively on the Nintendo 3DS eShop in North America until June 14, 2022 when it and all other EA published DSiWare titles were removed from the eShop.
On January 30, 2023, Zeptolab announced that they would be temporarily removing Cut the Rope from Steam in preparation for an update coinciding with the 10th anniversary of the game’s release on Steam.
As we prepare to celebrate Cut the Rope’s 10th anniversary on Steam, we want to let you know that the rope cutters on PC are an important and valued part of our player community. We aim to provide you with the best experience possible.
That is why we are working on something exciting (and pausing the option to purchase the current game version from February 6, 18:00 UTC+0)! There is much to be done: sample the candy, sharpen the spikes, and test the ropes… We hope you are as thrilled about the upcoming surprise as we are!
Watch this space for the news!Steam Announcement – January 30, 2023
About the Game
“Think inside the box. A mysterious package has arrived, and the creature inside has only one request…CANDY! Help get the candy to Om Nom, the adorable monster, in this highly innovative and addictive puzzle game that combines outstanding physics, devilishly tricky levels, and bright colorful visuals.“