Mushihimesama has been removed from the European Switch eShop due to a PEGI evaluation error



Update: We’ve been in touch with the PR firm that runs Mushihimesama on Switch and heard some great news:

The PEGI rating has changed from PEGI 3 to PEGI 7, and it has been temporarily removed so that the store page can be updated. It is expected to return to the EU’s Nintendo Switch eShop overnight.

Original story [Wed 23rd Jun, 2021 14:30 BST]: Last week we announced the launch of the acclaimed Cave shooter, Mushihimesama. After an appearance in the Japanese Nintendo Direct, the game was launched by surprise on the Switch eShop, ready for fans of retro shooter to download and enjoy immediately after the show.

Unfortunately, since this launch, the game has disappeared from the European eShop. Its withdrawal was initially Point by fans yesterday, meaning it was only available in the region for six days before it was pulled; the game’s publisher, Live Wire, admitted his disappearance, without providing any explanation.

When we see games mysteriously disappearing from the eShop like this, it is often due to an age issue. If you were hoping to download the game to try it out, you might have to be patient – although it seems to be available normally in other regions if you have a North American or Japanese account, for example.


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