Lasengle, French-Bread, and Type-Moon have announced that the base price of their fighting game, Melty Blood: Type Lumina, has risen in Argentina and Turkey on PC.
In 2022, Steam changed recommended regional prices, and the team initially decided not to go with the increase since it would have significantly impacted prospective players in Argentina and Turkey. However, they have since changed their mind.
While the exact price alterations were not shared in the announcement post, the reasoning given for this decision is that there has been “a considerable cut of sales” from those two countries “without a corresponding players increase.” This implies that some players switched their Steam regions to Argentina and Turkey to purchase the game at a lower price when converted.
You can view the team’s full quoted message below:
Today we increased the base price of the game in Argentina and Turkey.
Around this time last year when Steam changed the recommended regional prices, with those two countries being the most affected by it, we choose to not do increase the regional prices, as would impact the players of that countries.
But over this last year a considerable cut of sales came from these two countries, without a corresponding players increase. So, it is likely that people are still changing their region to take advantage of the regional prices.
We are deeply sorry for the players of Argentina and Turkey, but we had no choice but to change the prices.
We know that many won’t be happy with this change, but we hope this at least explain why we are doing this. We appreciate your understanding.
Melty Blood: Type Lumina is a fighting game series that started as a doujin game back in 2002. It is developed as a collaboration between Type-Moon (Tsukihime, Fate/Stay Night) and French-Bread. (Under Night In-Birth, Dengeki Bunko: Fighting Climax)
This newest entry in the series is based on the recent Japan-exclusive remake of Tsukihime: A Piece of Blue Glass Moon. As such, this title acts as a reboot for the fighting series,including HD environments and upgraded visuals reflecting the remake of the visual novel. In addition, French-Bread has also rebuilt the battle system to include multiple combos that can be pulled even by newcomers.
In case you missed it, check out our review.
Melty Blood: Type Lumina is currently available for PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch, and PC via Steam.
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