After mere months on the App Store, Tales of Phantasia iOS
will soon stop being available or even playable in any way. As Touch Arcade
discovered, Bandai Namco quietly posted an update on the app's iTunes page
, noting it will remove the game from the store on August 28. Not only will Tales of Phantasia
iOS not be available after that, but Bandai Namco says "the app and all associated services will become unusable." That's likely because of server shutdown, since the game requires players be online to save.
In the update, Bandai Namco apologized for the inconvenience, but it didn't explain why it's removing the game. We've reached out to the publisher to learn more, but we suspect the move has something to do with the mixed reception the iOS version received.