Hooray for digital distribution… except for when it makes games disappear forever. Which is going to happen. A lot.
Case in point? Turtles in Time Re-Shelled, an admittedly shoddy remake of a great arcade game now being pulled from PSN and Xbox Live Arcade after June 30th thanks to new licensing deals. After that, you’ll never be able to purchase it again, although it will remain in your history to re-download should anything happen… err, at least until the servers go offline, and then you’re really screwed.
What’s odd is that there is no mention of the first Turtles arcade game, also on XBLA, and its current status. Logic says it should also be the recipient of an upcoming deletion given that it shares the same licensing.