Over the weekend, NEO: The World Ends With You followers found that Sq. Enix was accidentally leaking the game early to individuals who pre-ordered it on Swap. Now, with per week nonetheless to go earlier than its official launch, entry to the upcoming motion RPG has been rescinded.
The information started circulating amongst gamers on-line earlier today.
“Nintendo have remotely revoked all digital licenses for the sport after Sq. Enix by accident offered eShop codes early,” wrote Swap homebrew tinkerer OatmealDome on Twitter. “Gamers have been kicked out mid-game with the error code 2819-0003. That is, so far as I and others know, a primary for the Swap.”
Nintendo and Sq. Enix didn’t instantly reply to a request for remark.
Followers who’ve been taking part in the sport forward of schedule at the moment are questioning what is going to occur to their entry and save progress as soon as the sport is formally launched.
“I used to be taking part in the sport with no points yesterday,” Reddit person Shanook28 advised Kotaku. At the moment, after they acquired dwelling from work round 4 p.m. ET, was a special story.
“It popped up with a, ‘Checking to see in case you have permission to make use of this software program,’ message (it hadn’t carried out that in any respect some other time I’d began it up over the weekend), then popped up with an error message that I didn’t have permission to make use of the software program together with a hyperlink to the eStore to pre-order.”
Some followers had already pre-ordered NEO: The World Ends With You when Sq. Enix started sending digital codes out early, however as soon as information unfold different followers took notice and started pre-ordering the $80 model of the sport to get early entry, filling up fan wikis and boards with spoilers for the long-awaited sequel to the 2007 Nintendo DS recreation approach forward of its July 27 launch. Now that they’ve been locked again out, some are attempting to get refunds, however primarily based on anecdotal proof on Twitter and Reddit, success has been blended.
However the recreation is roughly 50 hours long, and it’s additionally not clear whether or not the lockout means gamers’ save knowledge isn’t any extra as effectively.
“I’m like an hour or two away from ending the sport, and now I can’t play it anymore,” Shanook28 mentioned.