For all the benefits and convenience that digital distribution offers, there is one very unfortunate downside: Not all games can be available from online storefronts forever. That seems to be the case with Etrian Mystery Dungeon, which will be delisted from Europe’s 3DS eShop on September 30th.
Publisher NIS America made the announcement via Twitter, noting that the title will be discounted as part of the End of Summer Sale until September 20th, for those who want to acquire the game before it’s gone.
A note to our European fans: Etrian Mystery Dungeon will be removed from Nintendo eShop Europe on 30 Sept. You can still pick up this title as part of the End of Summer Sale, so make sure you get it before the sale ends on 20 Sept! (https://t.co/vkFS895ISl) #EtrianMysteryDungeon
— NISAmerica (@NISAmerica) August 20, 2020
Etrian Mystery Dungeon has already faced delistings online, with its page removed from Nintendo’s North American website and Atlus shutting down the official U.S. website.
The game, an RPG collaboratively developed by Spike Chunsoft and Atlus, was a crossover between the Etrian Odyssey and Mystery Dungeon series. Reception was generally positive among critics upon its release in 2015.
If you’re still not keen on grabbing a digital version, you can still buy a physical version of the game from NIS America’s store for £7.99.