November 15, 2016
PlayStation 4, Xbox One
November 15, 2016 (AU, EU, NA)
November 14, 2017 (EU, NA)
March 19, 2020 (EU, NA)
|September 19, 2019 - Consoles
March 19, 2020 - Nintendo Switch (EU, NA)
December 2020 - Nintendo Switch (NA)
No later than December 2021 - Nintendo Switch (NA)
Ludosity (Steam, Nintendo Switch )
Nintendo Switch (EU, NA)
Nintendo Switch (Amazon)
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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 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.
Unfortunately, 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. However, the game returned yet again in North America and was confirmed to be available by no later than December 31st, 2021.
As of March 2022 the game does not appear in search on Nintendo.com but can be found with a new URL on the web. It is searchable directly from a Nintendo Switch. As far as we can confirm, the game was not delisted again in Europe and has remained available there since 2020. The Xbox One release that Nyström mentioned also has not materialized as of March 2022.
Neither Ludosity nor Nicalis have publicly addressed the repeated delistings since 2019. It is uncertain what caused the repeated delistings and relistings although a publishing conflict with Nicalis seems the most likely cause.
About the Game
ttle 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