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  • #40557
    Victar
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    Sony is officially shutting down its digital stores for PS3, PSP, and Vita/Vita TV in the summer of 2021.

    https://www.vgchartz.com/article/448114/playstation-store-for-ps3-ps-vita-and-psp-officially-shutting-down-this-summer/

    Since Mystic Chronicles (specifically the English translation; maybe the Japanese-language mobile title still exists under the name Fantasy Chronicles?) is a digital-only game, sold only on the PSP/Vita digital store as of this writing, that means it’s going away.

    I hope Mystic Chronicles comes to other platforms, but since Natsume had a hand in it, I’m concerned that rights-holding issues could prevent that.

    End of Serenity on the PSP/Vita digital store is also going away, but I assume the version of that game titled “End of Aspiration” will continue to exist on Google Play/App Store/Amazon.

    Mystic Chronicles may become unavailable for purchase as soon as July 2, 2021. It will definitely be unavailable by August 27, 2021. Re-downloading it will be possible if it’s purchased before the digital stores are shut down.

    Purchasing anything off the PS3/Vita digital stores can be tricky. Sony allegedly permits it only through a PS3, Vita, or Vita TV device (not through websites on PC) and I encountered some technical hassles trying to buy End of Serenity before the deadline. Supposedly using a Playstation gift card to create a store balance can be a workaround for any problems with purchasing stuff.

    Favorite RPG of all time: Journey to Kreisia (by Exe-Create)

    • This topic was modified 1 week ago by  Victar. Reason: fixing hyperlink
    #40559
    Sakura
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    While the psn store versions are disappearing, every psp game is available on the web and can be played on an emulator (piracy and probably against the rules).

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