Looks like an era is coming to an end, again — at least for Puzzle Fighter, one of Capcom’s still-cherished franchises. The latest title, a mobile game, only became available worldwide in fall of 2017; but this morning, Capcom-Unity announced the surprising end of the game: on July 31st, Puzzle Fighter‘s servers will shut down, and the app will be removed from iOS/Android stores even earlier, on July 1st.
“As huge fans of Puzzle Fighter ourselves, the team here at Capcom Game Studio Vancouver is proud to have created a new version of the game that’s unique and enjoyable,” the Capcom Unity blog post writes. “As the studio is dedicating its focus to our flagship Dead Rising franchise, we have decided to sunset Puzzle Fighter.”
Those currently enjoying the game will receive some farewell gifts. Today, players are receiving 10,000 units of in-game currency. Upcoming characters, Regina, Dr. Wily, and Ada Wong, along two new stages, will be available for free as well. The game’s soundtrack has been posted on SoundCloud.
It’s a sad, quiet end for the Street Fighter-infused puzzle game. Maybe Capcom will revive it one day on PC or console…? But it likely will remain shelved in their reservoir of inactive franchises — and after an operating window of barely a year.
“We appreciate the fans who have supported Puzzle Fighter until this point. We thank you for playing the game and hope to ensure your remaining time with Puzzle Fighter is an enjoyable one,” the blog concluded.
Source: Capcom Unity