July 15, 2013 (Desura)
January 07, 2016 (Steam)
PlayStation 4, Vita (as Futuridium EP Deluxe)
September 30, 2014 (US)
October 01, 2014 (AU, EU)
Nintendo Wii U (as Futuridium EP Deluxe)
May 26, 2016 (EU, US)
Nintendo 3DS (as Futuridium EP Deluxe)
September 08, 2016 (US)
September 15, 2016 (EU)
|Delisting:||November 2016 - Nintendo Wii U, Nintendo 3DS|
|Available On:||PlayStation 4
Nintendo.com page (Wii U, 3DS) [Archive]
Futuridium EP Deluxe was delisted from the Nintendo Wii U and Nintendo 3DS eShop in the Fall of 2016. According to reporting from NintendoEverything — by way of reader TruExtent who sent them the info — the game was removed from both platforms on November 9th, 2016 and was allegedly related to a “license expiring”, although none of this has been further substantiated.
Developer MixedBag made no public statement about the delistings in 2016. In fact, their Twitter account would not mention Futuridium at all until nearly a year later leading up to the physical release of the game on PlayStation 4 and Vita in August 2017.
MixedBag’s other releases remain available on Nintendo platforms (and many others) so it does not seem to be related to their standing as a publisher or developer. Reception of the Wii U and 3DS versions was average but there were no widespread technical issues with the game, ruling out its removal due to poor or unfixable performance issues. As of this writing, the game’s delisting is unclear.
About the Game
“Futuridium EP Deluxe offers a huge new campaign featuring 50 levels, five bosses, crazy bonus levels, new gameplay mechanics, well-hidden super secret stuff and a slew of unlockable extra modes. And while the continue unlock system will help you reach the end of the game, good luck snagging all of Futuridium’s 150 medals and its Trophies, and competing to reach the top of the leaderboards. Yes, it’s crazy difficult.
Initially released as a PS4 and PS Vita title, the retro-inspired psychedelic shooter Futuridium EP Deluxe succesfully landed on Steam (Windows, MAC, Linux, Steam OS) and on Apple TV as a launch title. It will also be available soon on WiiU and other still unannouced platforms.“
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