Activision's Spider-Man and Ninja Turtles Games Delisted on Digital Stores

Activision's Spider-Man and Ninja Turtles Games Delisted on Digital Stores

A number of Activision's licensed games have fallen off your favorite digital platforms.

For a while there, Activision was releasing a number of licensed titles in addition to its major AAA releases like Call of Duty and Destiny. It seems those licenses have reached an end date though, as a few licensed Activision titles have been delisted from Steam, the Xbox Store, and the PlayStation Store.

Fans first noticed that The Amazing Spider-Man and The Amazing Spider-Man 2 were removed from stores. The games are adaptations of Sony Pictures' 2012 and 2014 reboot of the Spider-Man film franchise. Both games have been removed from all platforms, leaving Spider-Man fans to either track down the physical copies or wait for Insomniac's upcoming PlayStation 4-exclusive Spider-Man title.

This news was followed-up with the removal of Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Mutants in Manhattan, a Platinum Games-developed brawler that was released only eight months ago. It seems odd that Activision would have a license for under a year, making it possible that Mutants in Manhattan was rushed simply to capitalize on a license before it expired.

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This isn't the first time this has happened to Activision. Deadpool, developed by High Moon Studios, was pulled from Steam and other digital stores in December of 2013, only a few months after its June 2013 release. It was joined by X-Men: Destiny, Spider-Man: Edge of Time, Spider-Man: Shattered Dimensions, and X-Men Origins: Wolverine. Capcom's Ultimate Marvel vs Capcom 3 was pulled at the same time.

Activision still retains a few licensed games, including Transformers: Devastation, Transformers: Fall of Cybertron, Transformers: War for Cybertron, and The Legend of Korra.

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Mike Williams

Reviews Editor

M.H. Williams is new to the journalism game, but he's been a gamer since the NES first graced American shores. Third-person action-adventure games are his personal poison: Uncharted, Infamous, and Assassin's Creed just to name a few. If you see him around a convention, he's not hard to spot: Black guy, glasses, and a tie.

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