News on upcoming delistings, server shutdowns, and studio closures. Anything that might signify an upcoming delisting will be posted here and may serve as a tentative page for a game until it is officially taken offline. This “platform” also covers any site news or happenings within the Delisted community.
Code of Princess, Studio Saizensen’s 2012 action-RPG for the Nintendo 3DS, is being delisted… again. We first added the game to the site after it was removed in March of 2019 but at some point it made an unannounced return. With nearly as little fanfare it is once again going away, this time seemingly for good. Atlus announced on March 25th that Code of Princess would be delisted by the end of the month:
Code of Princess will no longer be available on the Nintendo eShop after March 31st. Get the game before then! Learn more about Code of Princess here.
It is uncertain at this point if the delisting is related to Atlus or the developer/publisher duo of Studio Saizensen and Degica Games. Code of Princess was published only as an eShop download in Australia and Europe by Agatsuma Entertainment who has since shut down, leaving it particularly vulnerable to a delisting in these regions.
Thankfully, the original game still exists on Steam and as a physical release on the 3DS in North America and Japan. In 2018 Nicalis published Code of Princess EX, a cleaned up version of the game for the Nintendo Switch which is also still available. It should be noted that Atlus’ fully localized and voice acted treatment remains exclusive to the 3DS release making it a major loss for the remaining versions, depending on how you feel about dubs.
Thanks to everyone who pointed out the news, the game’s page will be updated shortly and the date has been added to the Watch List calendar.
In an unannounced and unanticipated move, Warner Bros. Interactive has pulled Mortal Kombat Komplete Edition (aka Mortal Kombat 9) off of Steam. The removal happened on March 20th when the game’s price was set to $0.00 making it unable to be purchased. The only explanation is the familiar boilerplate wording on the game’s Steam store page: “At the request of the publisher, Mortal Kombat Komplete Edition is no longer available for sale on Steam”.
As of the evening of March 22nd the game remains available on PlayStation Vita and PlayStation 3 but it’s a little hard to find, at least on the North American PlayStation Store. The base game’s page only lets you wishlist the title but I was able to dig up the $20 “Komplete Edition” that was still available to buy.
Is it a sign that the PlayStation versions will be delisted soon as well? With no other details behind the delisting outside of some unsubstantiated links to the game’s Freddy Krueger DLC, it most certainly could be. We’ll try to keep an eye on it but if you’ve had this one on your PlayStation wishlist, now might be a good time to grab it. Thanks to @pasta_wheat for pointing this one out to us.
Publisher Playism and developer Forge Reply announced on March 4th that their couch combat title, In Space We Brawl, will be removed from Steam on March 17th. The game has been on an 80% off sale since the announcement:
Hello brawlers! We have some sad news concerning multiplayer space shooter In Space We Brawl. It has been regretfully decided that the game will be removed from the Steam store as of March 17th. However, from now until the game is removed it will be available for 80% off! Now is literally your last chance to buy this game!
Comment from the developer, Forge Reply: We are now restructuring our portfolio and In Space We Brawl will no longer be available on Steam. Please note that, if you have purchased a copy of the game, it will remain available in your game library. Our deepest thanks to all the players who have brawled in space with us!
For those who have yet to play the game it is the last chance to do so. It is a local multiplayer game, so at release many users may not have been able to play with their friends as they would have liked. But now the game can be played on Steam Remote Play so even if your friends don’t own the game you will be able to play with them!
This could also be a good chance to gift the game to some of your friends as it is available at an extremely low cost at the moment. We hope you take this opportunity to play this fun little game!
In Space We Brawl is also poised to disappear on consoles. While we’ve received no confirmation just yet, the game was recently removed from Xbox One where it was published by Forge Reply themselves. As of this writing both the PlayStation 3 and PlayStation 4 versions are still available but may be delisted soon. I’ve added the date to the Watch List calendar and will have a page up on the site soon.
Just about a year ago, in February of 2019, Load Inc’s well regarded toy racer Mad Tracks was delisted from Xbox 360, ending an impressive twelve year run on sale. At the time we thought it might have been caused by the developer closing up shop but Load Inc has been quietly prepping an updated Steam release since last Fall. It looks like the original game was actually delisted due to a change in publishing rights from D3 to Plug In Digital who will be handling the new release.
Unfortunately, we don’t know if the game will return to Xbox 360 or appear outside of Steam but we shouldn’t have to wait much longer to find out. While the official release date is “Early 2020” the game’s IndieDB page specifies March 10th. Look for it later this month on Steam, in the meantime I’ve updated the game’s page on the site with the news.
After delisting the game on short notice in August of 2019, Capcom has announced that DuckTales: Remastered is back on sale on all console and PC formats; the Android and iOS versions have yet to reappear. Capcom broke the news on March 3rd across social media and the Capcom Unity blog, simply stating that the game was back:
“DuckTales: Remastered is back on digital storefronts! Join Scrooge McDuck on world-spanning adventures in this re-imagining of the 8-bit classic!”
No explanation was given when the game was removed or relisted but given the property and its owners at Disney, expired (and now renewed) licensing were most likely to blame. For the record, as of this writing DuckTales: Remastered is available once again on Xbox 360, Xbox One, PlayStation 3, Nintendo Wii U, and Steam.
I’ll get the game’s page on the site updated soon. Thanks to everyone who submitted the game and pointed out the good news!