This is fairly disappointing news about The Last Remnant. Square Enix’s first game using the Unreal Engine will soon no longer be available for purchase. That goes for all its digital and physical copies. In fact, it will be delisted from Steam this September.
The Last Remnant — It was good while it lasted
According to an announcement on its Steam store page, The Last Remnant will be delisted for the following regions at these times:
- Japan region — Wednesday 5th September, approximately 2:00 (JST)
- NA region — Tuesday 4th September, approximately 10:00(PDT)
- EU region — Tuesday 4th September, approximately 17:00(GMT)
The game received mixed reviews when it was released in 2008 for the Xbox and the following year for PC. It didn’t necessarily set the world on fire. Still, many of us do remember it fondly. In my case, it was because The Last Remnant was the first console RPG that I played on a PC. I had grown up as a fan of RPGs for consoles — from the Final Fantasy series and Dragon Quest to The Elder Scrolls games and Mass Effect — and in those days, I only thought that I could enjoy these types of games on a console.
When The Last Remnant provided me with hours of enjoyment, I knew that there’s a good chance I’d enjoy these types of games for the PC as well. After that, I ended up buying a number of PC ports of console RPGs to build up my library. It was also the first time I ever bought an extra Xbox controller just for PC use. Today, I can’t even play these types of games without one.
Although the game has not aged well by today’s standards, if ever anyone wants to check it, go grab it from Steam. Anyone who owns the game will be able to play it indefinitely even after it’s delisted.