Table of Contents
- FromSoftware’s 2006 game Enchanted Arms was unexpectedly removed from the Xbox Store, leaving players with no explanation or possible return date.
- Before FromSoftware became famous with the Soulslike genre, the games were niche games and often received mixed reviews, including Enchanted Arms.
- Enchanted Arms’ delisting exacerbates the problem of older games not being readily available on modern hardware, and the game is unlikely to make a comeback anytime soon given the studio’s current projects.
2006 FromSoftware game Enchanted Weapons was suddenly removed from the Xbox Store with no explanation given and no possible return date announced. While FromSoftware is best known for Dark Souls Despite being a franchise that started in 2011, the studio has been developing games since 1994 Koenigsfeld on the original PlayStation.
FromSoftware followed Koenigsfeld with some sequels, mech fighting game franchise Armored Coreand a host of other original IPs created in collaboration with various publishing partners. In 2006, FromSoftware and Ubisoft co-released a turn-based role-playing game for the Xbox 360 Enchanted Weapons. Those interested in trying out this pre-Soulslike game from FromSoftware could do so fairly easily thanks to its availability on the Xbox Store and the fact that it was backwards compatible, but it’s now been taken off the list.
without warning Enchanted Weapons has been removed from the Xbox Store, meaning players will now need a printed copy if they want to play it on modern Xbox consoles. No reason was given for this Enchanted Weapons has been removed from the list and it is unclear if the game will return. Delisted games have returned in the past, but there’s no guarantee of that Enchanted Weapons will be one making a comeback.
Although FromSoftware has garnered widespread recognition over the past few years, including multiple Game of the Year awards, the studio hasn’t always enjoyed the same credibility as it does today. Before the Soulslike genre emerged, FromSoftware’s games were generally considered niche games and most received mixed reviews from critics. Enchanted Weapons is one such game. While some releases gave it high marks, many others gave it mediocre reviews and found it to be nothing special.
Still, it’s disappointing when a game is delisted, especially when it’s a game from such a reputable developer as FromSoftware. The vast majority of classic games aren’t readily available on modern hardware, and removing games from the list will only add to this problem.
Possibly Enchanted Weapons will get a remaster that day and bring it back to modern gaming consoles, but fans shouldn’t hold their breath. FromSoftware is busy with this at the moment Elden Ring: Shadow of the Earth Tree DLC and what is to come Armored Core 6: Fire of the Rubicon, coming out in just a month. It is highly unlikely that this will happen again Enchanted Weapons soon if ever.
Enchanted Weapons is available for PS3 and Xbox 360.
MORE: Despite their difficulty, one thing about FromSoftware Games is surprisingly simple