November 15, 2016
PlayStation 4, Xbox One
November 15, 2016 (AU, EU, NA)
November 14, 2017 (EU, NA)
|September 19, 2019 - Consoles
March 19, 2020 - Nintendo Switch (EU, NA)
December 2020 - Nintendo Switch (EU, NA)
Ludosity (Steam, Nintendo Switch )
Nintendo Switch (EU)
Nintendo Switch (Amazon)
|Links||Ittle Dew homepage
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Ittle Dew 2 (aka Ittle Dew 2+) was delisted from the Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One on September 19th, 2019. It remained available briefly in European territories but was soon delisted globally wherever it was published by Nicalis. Ludosity CEO Joel Nyström took to Twitter on September 20th (tweets now deleted) to explain the studio’s frustrations with the publisher:
Can definitely confirm that Nicalis is a piece of shit publisher – after being surprised to find out (by looking in their email inbox) that we cancelled their license to publish 6 months ago, they first agreed to transfer the games over to us.
Well after the usual ghosting for a few weeks I today wake up to find that they just couldn’t be bothered, and just delisted Ittle Dew 2 from all console store fronts. Another promise to us they just straight up broke – and a shitty move for the customers. Now I’m gonna see if I can get them de-delisted or if I have to re-publish.
Ittle Dew 2+ then returned to Nintendo Switch in North America and Europe on March 19th, 2020, allegedly as a new listing meaning that those who own the Nicalis release were not be able to transition or upgrade to the 2020 version. In another Twitter reply at the time, Nyström confirmed that a new Xbox One release was also in the works.
However, the game was once again delisted on Nintendo Switch in North America no later than the beginning of December 2020 when it was submitted to our site. By December 30th the game’s page on Nintendo.com had been removed as well. It is possible that the game was delisted earlier than this but at this time we have found no confirmation before December.
Neither Ludosity nor Nicalis have publicly addressed the latest delisting, why the game remains available on Switch in Europe, or any console versions of Ittle Dew 2. It is uncertain what caused the latest delisting — although a publishing conflict with Nicalis seems likely — and when the game may return to any console platform.
About the Game
“Ittle and Tippsie crash onto yet another island filled with loot, puzzles and mysterious inhabitants! With the help of a magical map, they set out to steal eight pieces of a raft from increasingly improbable locations including beaches, prairies, an art exhibit and some dude’s basement.
Ittle Dew 2 is a charming and humorous 3D Action Adventure game with a focus on exploration and combat. Tackle the game’s dungeons in any order and discover the many secrets of its expansive overworld. With only four main weapons, combat and puzzling is streamlined, yet upgradeable inventory items add RPG-like character progression!“
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Thanks to @TreonsRealm and Aipompous who both submitted this game to the site, to PtM who pointed out its relisting, and the anonymous reader who later pointed out its re-delisting