Platinum Games’ hack and slash game, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Mutants In Manhattan, has been removed from digital sale without so much as a word from publisher Activision. As spotted by NeoGAF users (via VideoGamer), the budget title has disappeared from Steam, the Xbox Games Store and Sony’s PlayStation Store, raising questions as to what’s happened.
Games being removed from digital sale isn’t a rare occurrence – publishers have done so in the past due to the expiration of licenses – but considering the relative newness of Mutants In Manhattan, one can only wonder what’s going on at Activision HQ.
Released back in May last year, Platinum’s TMNT is just one of a collection of licensed titles developed by the studio, with Transformers Devastation and The Legend of Korra counted among them. With Amazing Spider-Man and its sequel both having disappeared too, it very much looks like Activision is purging various licenses, but who’s to say whether it was the publisher’s decision or the franchise owner itself.
If you were hoping to pick up any of the missing titles in the near future, you’ll of course still be able to if you can find a physical copy, but unless Activision decides to reinstate the digital listings, it looks like you’re out of luck if you can’t find one at your local store.
We’ll be sure to update you on the situation as and when Activision responds.