There have been quite a few submissions and tweets coming to the site about apps and online services that are winding down between now and the end of the year. I’m still swamped with submissions to research and write so in order to get the news out there as soon as possible I thought I’d do a Retirement Roundup of these services, features, and games. Read On!
LAST UPDATED: August 16, 2019
Added: NBA Live 14, Dragon’s Dogma Online
Pro Evolution Soccer 2018
“We regret to inform our users that online services for the PRO EVOLUTION SOCCER 2018 series will be discontinued on 22/08/2019 2:00 (UTC). We would like take this opportunity to thank you for your continued and loyal support.
Please note that all myClub coins and GP will be invalidated at the same time as online services end. If you still have myClub coins and GP remaining, we recommend you use them before online services are discontinued.
Online services for PRO EVOLUTION SOCCER 2019 LITE (free-to-play version), which is currently available to download, will continue after 22/08/2019. If you still wish to continue playing online, we ask that you consider trying this game.
*Note that any remaining myClub coins and GP cannot be carried over to PRO EVOLUTION SOCCER 2019 LITE. We hope you will continue to enjoy the PRO EVOLUTION SOCCER series in future.“
“At the end of August, the YouTube app for Nintendo 3DS family systems will be removed from Nintendo eShop as the service is ending. Owners of New Nintendo 3DS XL, New Nintendo 3DS or New Nintendo 2DS XL systems will still be able to watch YouTube through the built-in Internet browser. Thank you for using the YouTube app.“
[Google Translation with a little cleanup] “Thank you very much for using “Angel Senki”. Angel Senki (operating company: Lions Film Co., Ltd.) [will end] its service on September 30, 2019 (Monday) at 12:00. The official service started in 2009 and continued to operate for about 10 years, thanks to your patronage and support.
I would like to apologize to those who have patronized Angel Senki for this result. Regarding the future schedule, we will proceed as follows.
Purchased “Gaia Points”
Paid points “Gaia Points” can be used until the end of the service on Monday, September 30, 2019, except for those that expire.
Unused paid points “Gaia Points”
Cannot be exchanged for Lion points or refunded in cash. Please use it before the service ends with your prior consent.
Thank you very much for your continued support. We would like to thank the entire management team. We hope you can enjoy “Angel Battle” until the end, although it is a short period until the service ends.“
NBA Live 14
“We are sad to announce that as of November 1, 2019, NBA LIVE 14 will be retired. Until November 1, 2019, you will still be able to enjoy NBA LIVE 14 and use any existing Ultimate Team™ Points.
The decisions to retire games are never easy. Our development team and operational staff have poured their hearts into this game, and have loved seeing our community play. It is hard to see it retired, but the number of players has dwindled to a point where it’s no longer feasible to continue the behind-the-scenes work involved with keeping NBA LIVE 14 up and running. We hope you have gotten many hours of enjoyment out of NBA LIVE 14 and we appreciate your ongoing patronage.“
Happy Gaming Folks,
-NBA LIVE Dev Team
Dragon’s Dogma Online
[Google Translation with a little cleanup] “Thank you for using Dragons Dogma Online (DDON). We have been aiming for operations that have been supported by many customers since the start of distribution and that can be enjoyed by everyone. As a result, we have decided to end the service.
“Dragon’s Dogma Online” service ends:
December 5, 2019 (Thursday) 10:00
I apologize for the sudden announcement to the many customers who supported us. I would like to express my heartfelt thanks to all of you who have patronized Dragons Dogma Online. The schedule for service termination is as follows.“
Monster Hunter Frontier Z
[Google Translation with a little cleanup] “Thank you for using “Monster Hunter Frontier Z (MHF-Z)” . For more than 11 years from the service start of (July) 2007, we [had] a long history with a lot of hunters, but the service will be discontinued December 18, 2019 (Wednesday). I would like to apologize for the sudden announcement to our customers who are always patronizing us.
Since starting service […] we have made every effort to provide better service, but it will be difficult to continue to provide services that satisfy our customers. Since we came to this conclusion, it was decided to end the service. I would like to express my heartfelt thanks to everyone who has patronized.
Monster Hunter Frontier Z. In- game events will continue to be updated until the service ends. Although it is a short period until the end of the service, we hope you will enjoy “Monster Hunter Frontier Z” until the end.“
I’ve added the related dates to the Watch List calendar and will hopefully be able to add a page to the site for each title down the line. For now, thanks to FallenRyan, BowzasaurusRex, and LotsaNintendo for pointing these out.