The popular iOS port of Monster Hunter Freedom Unite will be delisted from the App Store on September 1st. Freedom Unite originally launched as a PSP game all the way back in 2008, before being ported to iOS in 2014.
While it’s bad news regardless of how you spin it, players who’ve already purchased the game will still be able to download and play it on their device with only a few caveats. You’ll still have the option to play through the single-player and online modes, but the in-game chat features will be removed. To make matters a little worse, it’s been confirmed that Freedom Unite is only supported up to iOS 10.2, meaning its days are numbered.
Our sister site, Pocket Gamer, reviewed it at launch in 2014, praising its depth of gameplay and rewarding combat, going on to award it an impressive gold rating. It still costs a sizable £14.99 or $14.99, and I’m not sure I’d recommend paying full price when we know that support is set to end fairly soon.
Thankfully, we still have the excellent Monster Hunter Stories to scratch that MH itch on mobile. Here’s to hoping Capcom will consider putting out another mobile entry soon to make up for Freedom Unite’s delisting.
You can find Monster Hunter Freedom Unite available for download now over on the App Store.