Following the grand debacle of LRG’s sale of Papers Please where it appears that about 69% of my followers didn’t get their long awaited copy, the vita community has hit even further disappointment with the delisting of some key titles from the Vita store.
2 of the games shown above (Lumo and Sorcery Saga) have already been delisted from the PSN this last week without warning, and the other two (Superbeat Xonic and La Mulana EX) are going to follow. All of the titles published by Rising Star Games will no longer be purchasable through PSN though they are all available physically and will be available to be downloaded if you have previously purchased them.
This comes not long after NISA announced that one of the Vita’s most popular series of games Danganronpa will be delisted from the PSN at the end of August/beginning of September though fans were told not to fret as publishing rights will be passed over to Spike Chunsoft who said they would support the titles.
This includes all three of the mainline Danganronpa titles as well of the spinoff 3rd person shooter Ultra Despair Girls (not pictured because I don’t own it physically)
While a huge number of titles have been delisted for the Vita store previously in particular a lot of the minis, but it’s particularly upsetting when well reviewed titles like the ones being delisted now, are on the hitlist which has happened a few other times in the past.
The prices of titles such as New Little King’s Story and The Amazing Spider-Man skyrocketed following their delisting, currently sitting around $50 a piece, and Adventure Time’s zelda clone was only released in Japan physically (and only in Japanese Language) when it was previously listed for only $2 on PSN.
Hopefully it’s not a sign of things to come. I would love to hear all your thoughts on whats behind this recent slew of delistings?