|Digital Release:||PlayStation Vita
March 29, 2012 (JP)
September 27, 2012 (AU, EU)
October 02, 2012 (US)
|Delisting:||May 20, 2018|
PlayStation Vita (AU, EU, JP)
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Konami announced the end of sale and online services for New Little King’s Story for PlayStation Vita on April 20th, 2018. According to their schedule, the game and its downloadable content had already been removed from sale before the announcement, on April 16th. Online services were to be terminated one month later on May 20th, 2018. The game was released to retail in Australia, Europe, and Japan but was a digital exclusive in North America.
The announcement provides no explanation, only an apology. It is possible that a publishing deal between Konami and Marvelous Entertainment (MarvelousAQL), the developer and publisher of the original Little King’s Story, had expired. It is also possible that Konami simply chose to stop selling the game to scale back on expenses involved in supporting its online features.
Konami’s full announcement follows:
“Thank you for the support to Konami Digital Entertainment.
We would like to announce the service termination of selling and online service of PlayStation®Vita software 『New Little King’s Story』via PlayStation®Store platform would be start by below schedule. We will make all possible efforts to improve our service and deliver securer entertainment to users. We beg your understanding and sincerely apologize to users of『New Little King’s Story』in here.
Service termination schedule
Termination of software distribution on PlayStation®Store April 16, 2018
Termination of extra download content on PlayStation®Store April 16, 2018
Termination of online service May 20, 2018
About the Game
“New Little King’s Story comes to PS Vita for the very first time! Based on the classic action adventure RPG, players can enter the role of King Corobo and experience his incredible journey to win back his kingdom. Rise up to regain all that was lost to the Devil King, The Nightmare. As King, you will visit seven different locations and take on battles against evil dark lords that have captured the royal princesses. Lead your Royal Guard in every grand battle. Charge and retreat with a single command! Plan your attacks wisely and you can increase your army of citizens and broaden your territories! It’s an exciting adventure you won’t want to miss!”
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