To update [Mon 19th Sep, 2022 09:20]: Publisher Live Wire has shared an update on the disappearance of the Radiant Silvergun from the North American eShop.
The company claims that the game was removed from digital stores because “the product rating has changed”, similar to what happened with Mushihimesama last year. Live Wire has submitted the new data to the product board and is awaiting a response, but expects sales to resume on September 20 (Pacific time), although it has acknowledged that exact dates and times have not been determined.
This is what Live Wire has to say about the situation on Twitter:
We will update this article as soon as the game is available again in North American e-stores. For more information, check out our story below from last week:
Original article [Wed 14th Sep, 2022 09:30 BST]: One of our favorite surprises during Yesterday’s Nintendo Direct was confirmation that not only Treasure’s Radiant Silver Gun coming back, but we can buy it right now. How many of you ran to the eShop and downloaded it right away? In North America, however, you needed to be quicker, as the game has already been removed from the eStore.
A few hours after the Direct aired, players raised concerns on Twitter when they couldn’t find the game in the eShop. The trailer has also been made private or removed from YouTube.
The port’s publisher, Live Wire, made a very brief statement on Twitter, acknowledging the problem, but why it was removed is a mystery.
“The Radiant Silvergun is currently not available for purchase in North America. We will respond immediately. We will let you know when it is available for purchase.”
This is not the first time that one of Live Wire’s games has been suddenly removed from the eStore. mushihimesama was removed shortly after its release last year on the European eShop due to an age rating bug, but reappeared the following month:
With Radiant Silvergun, some players are reporting that the port has some issues, including music not playing properly, however no official reason has been given for the game’s removal. Fortunately, the game is still available to purchase on the Japanese and European eShops.
We will update this article as soon as we know more!
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