December 29, 2011 (US)
May 10, 2012 (EU)
October 04, 2012 (AU)
October 12, 2016 (JP)
|Delisting:||May 2, 2016 - Nintendo 3DS (AU, EU, US)
August 24, 2016 - RELISTED
February 2018 - Nintendo 3DS (AU, EU)
|Publisher:||Nicalis (AU, EU, US)
|Available On:||PlayStation 4 (EU, US) PlayStation Vita (EU, US), Steam, OUYA, Android, iOS|
VVVVVV was removed from the Nintendo 3DS eShop no later than May 2nd, 2016 by Nintendo after the game was found to be used in a new exploit. As of May 4th, 2016 it is unknown if the game may return after being updated. Cavanagh himself relayed his hopes that it wouldn’t take further work in a tweet after news broke of the delisting.
A Delisted site visitor pointed out on February 6th, 2018 that the game had been removed from sale on the 3DS eShop in Europe. Further investigation revealed it had also been removed from sale in Australia but was still available in North America and Japan. The delisting is particularly mysterious as publisher Nicalis also offers VVVVVV on Nintendo Switch in Europe. No official announcement has been made about the game’s removal as of this writing.
About the Game
“There’s something terrible wrong in an alternate dimension! Help Captain Viridian flip to find five crew members, 20 hard-to-reach Trinkets and save a dimension on the brink of destruction. It’s a space opera in the most unique scale with a style that only VVVVVV can bring to you. Instead of jumping, control the direction of gravity by inverting your gravity and allowing Captain Viridian to flip between the floors and ceilings of the environment.
For adventurers who save the dimension, there’s still hours and hours of new gameplay with all-new Player Levels. Test your mettle and see if you have what it takes to beat a collection of levels created by other famous game developers.
Inspired by classic 8-bit days gone-by and now with experience-heightening 3D, VVVVVV will challenge even the most battle-hardened old-school gamers.”