|Digital Release||PlayStation 3
November 19, 2013 (NA)
November 20, 2013 (AU, EU)
February 20, 2014 (JP)
November 20, 2013 (AU, EU, NA)
|Delisting||February 02, 2021 - PlayStation 3 (AU, EU)
Between November 2020 and February 2021 - Xbox 360 (AU, EU)
April 01, 2022 - Xbox 360 (NA)
No later than April 01, 2022 - PlayStation 3 (JP, NA)
No later than May 25, 2022 - Xbox One
Xbox One download codes (GAME, Amazon UK)
Original Release (GameCube, PlayStation 2, Xbox)
|Links||Xbox.com pages (Xbox 360, Xbox One)|
SoulCalibur II HD Online was delisted on PlayStation 3 across Australian and European territories in early February of 2021 based on the submission we received. On Xbox 360 the game was delisted across Australian and European territories between November of 2020 and February of 2021, based on Archive.org captures. By late February of 2022, after this original post was written, the Xbox 360 version reappeared on the Xbox Marketplace for Xbox One across Australia and Europe.
On April 1st, 2022, the North American Xbox 360 version of the game was delisted. The PlayStation 3 version in North America and Japan was likely delisted on or shortly before this date. The Xbox One backwards compatible release remained available until no later than May 25, 2022, when Jon Cartwright confirmed that the game was removed from the Microsoft Store.
The cause for the territorial delisting is uncertain. Possibilities include changes to Namco’s corporate structure over the years and across the regions. Some older releases are credited simply to ‘Namco’ where newer titles read ‘Namco Bandai Games’, neither of which represent the current entity of ‘Bandai NAMCO’. The split between the American and European divisions may also explain how we end up with a game delisted in some regions but not others, or delistings that are a year or more apart.
About the Game
The Legend will never die. One of the best fighting games of all-time, SOULCALIBUR®II returns to consoles with crisp new high definition graphics and all-new online modes in celebration of its 10 year anniversary. SOULCALIBUR®Ⅱ©1995 1998 2002 2003 NAMCO BANDAI Games Inc.Spawn©&® 1992 TMP, Inc.”NECRID”: Character ©2003 NAMCO BANDAI Games Inc./Illustration ©2003 TMP, Inc.
Thanks to Wakayama_PT for submitting this game to the site