Capcom Pulling The Plug On Mobile Puzzle Fighter
Capcom has announced that its mobile Puzzle Fighter game is shutting down in a few months. Before the game is pulled from the iOS and Android app stores in July, Capcom is giving players free access to new characters, stages, and a windfall of in-game currency.
The company revealed the news in a blog post, which outlined the schedule for the game's ultimate deactivation. Starting today, players will be able to add Regina and Dr. Wily to their rosters at no cost, as well as 10,000 free gems. On April 23, Ada Wong and the Darminor and Uroboros Laboratory stages will be live, and they'll also be free.
The game is being removed from app stores on July 1, but it will be playable until July 31. Capcom says it's shutting down the game at least partially in an effort to focus more of Capcom Game Studio Vancouver's attention on its Dead Rising series.
I loved Puzzle Fighter, but wasn't a big fan of its mobile version – particularly its microtransaction model. On the bright side, I'll happily take more Dead Rising...