Nintendo has announced plans to discontinue the online multiplayer component in Devil’s Third at the end of this year.
The Wii U exclusive first launched across Japan last August, before seeing release in Europe, Australia and, eventually, North America, although suffered poor sales worldwide after a dismal critical reception.
The discontinuation comes little over a year since the game launched, reflecting the fact that there aren’t many players taking the fight online after such low sales.
“Thank you for your continued loyalty to Nintendo,” Nintendo of America writes. “Nintendo will discontinue the online multiplayer service for the Devil’s Third game for the Wii U console on December 28, 2016.
“We will also no longer sell Golden Eggs as of June 27, 2016 at 9:00 AM PT. Finally, the price of the downloadable version of Devil’s Third will be reduced from $59.99 USD to $29.99 USD on Nintendo eShop.
“We are deeply thankful for all the players who have enjoyed Devil’s Third online multiplayer service, and thank you for your understanding regarding this decision.”
Devil’s Third Discontinuation Schedule
- Thursday 23rd June 2016 (9am PT) – Price reduction for digital version
li>Monday 27th June 2016 (9am PT) – Discontinuation of Golden Eggs sales, which will not work after Wednesday 28th December 2016
li>Wednesday 28th December 2016 (8pm PT) – Discontinuation of online multiplayer service, although there is no chance to the online features for the single-player mode.