Like the early days of smartphone marketplaces, the PlayStation Mobile platform was a wonderfully weird, and frequently sleazy digital storefront for Android developers. It launched in 2012 on a handful of Sony-certified devices, including the PlayStation Vita, but like the recently announced retirement of PlayStation Vue, Sony’s push into another digital market never quite took off. By September of 2015 the entire marketplace was shut down, removing access to hundreds of games and apps.
Among these lost games was a promising looking hack ‘n slasher called Mononoke Slashdown. It launched in June of 2013 and was even chosen by Sony as a freebie to entice players to check out the offerings on PlayStation Mobile. The game disappeared alongside all the rest in 2015 but thanks to Arc System Works and the original developer, FK Digital, it’s finally playable again.
Launching on Nintendo Switch today, October 31st, the game retains its original title and style, and appears to be a fairly accurate recreation of the PlayStation Mobile release. It isn’t free this time around but it isn’t too pricey at $6.99. Check out the trailer above and compare it to the PlayStation original as seen here.
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