happywarsDigital Release:Xbox 360
October 12, 2012 (AU, EU, JP, KO, US)

Steam
May 28, 2014

Xbox One
April 24, 2015 (AU, EU, JP, KO, US)

PC (Windows 10)
December 15, 2016
Delisting:February 16, 2017 (Steam)
December 16, 2018 (Xbox 360, PC)
Developer:Toylogic
Publisher:Microsoft Studios
Available On:Xbox One
Links:Happy Wars homepage
Shutdown announcement

Delisting

Toylogic announced on March 8th, 2018 that the Xbox 360 and Windows versions of Happy Wars would be shut down on December 16th, 2018. A one-week grace period was given for players to transition their for-pay Happy Tickets currency to the Xbox One version of the game that continues as the sole supported platform. A roadmap leading up to the shutdown was also laid out and an FAQ with additional information was provided:

Thursday, March 15th, 2018 – 5:00am (EST)
Happy Ticket migration services will no longer be available on all platforms.

Wednesday, April 11th, 2018 – 8:00pm (EST)
Save data sharing on all platforms will no longer be available. Happy Tickets will no longer be available for purchase on Xbox 360 or Windows 10.

Wednesday, June 14th, 2018 – 8:00pm (EST)
Happy Wars will be removed from the Xbox 360 and Windows 10 stores. Updated In-Game Events will also end in the older versions of the game on June 13th.

Sunday, December 17th, 2018 – 7:00pm (EST)
Service for the Xbox 360 and Windows 10 versions Happy Wars will shut down.

The decision came after what sounds like years of frustration with keeping all three versions of Happy Wars up to date. The announcement offered the following explanation:

“The Development and Management Teams for Happy Wars have determined that due to production of Xbox 360 units and related services and support coming to an end, continuing development and operations for Happy Wars on Xbox 360 will be difficult.

Regarding the Windows 10 version of Happy Wars, every effort has been made to improve the cross-play functionality between Windows 10 and Xbox One versions. However, we have been unable to reach the desired results. As we do not expect any dramatic improvements in the reasonably near future, we will be closing down the Windows 10 version of Happy Wars as well.

We are deeply grateful for your support of Happy Wars over the years. It has been 5 years since Happy Wars first released on the Xbox 360 in October of 2012. It’s been a wonderful run, and we would like to thank all of our fans, supporters and players who have been with us through it all.”

Happy Wars was also released on Steam in May of 2014 but was retired on February 16th, 2017. Happy Wars remains available to download on Xbox One.

 

About the Game

Happy Wars is a large-scale online multiplayer action game, involving up to 16 players per match. Go wild in over-the-top melees in a fantasy setting featuring comical characters! Assign any of the 6 unique character classes to your player character, personalize it by adding customization parts from a wide variety of choices, and engage in heated sieges and cast spells in grand magical battles with players all over the world!

Happy Wars is great because:

  • Happy Wars offers wide variety of game modes, including a Quick Match mode involving 16 players per match, Co-op, Special Game, Story Campaign modes and more!
  • You can share and use the save file from your Xbox 360 version of Happy Wars! (*However, some items may not be shared.)

 

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