The game was launched in November 2013 and was online for one year and a half until its termination.
Click here to see the official termination notice in Japanese (and just use Google Translate to see a rough English translation).
I was actually expecting to be playing the game tonight, looking forward to unlocking a super rare character card, but lo and behold: a cancellation notice, in full Japanese.
Yeah, my main sour grape in the cancellation of this game is that I thought of screencapping all the character cards I was able to unlock, but I wasn't able to get them all in time. Even though unlocking character cards was kind of frustrating, I enjoyed the game, nonetheless.
It's too late to rant about this part, but one noticeable absence in the game was Dead Rising's Frank West, who's featured in the promotional wallpaper above, but was nowhere to be seen in the game itself. Gouki, who is a staple Street Fighter character, was also absent. And aside from Dead Rising, a number of Capcom characters and games were also left out, like Captain Commando, Nathan "RAD" Spencer from Bionic Commando, Power Stone, Regina from Dino Crisis, Crimson Tears, Maximo, Chaos Legion, and Ingrid from Capcom Fighting Jam.
Putting virtually all Capcom characters in one game was a novel idea, and while SutoKapu was an enjoyable game, it misled the gamers into thinking that it would be a fighting game. Now that it is terminated, why don't Capcom finally consider giving full budget on a Street Fighter x All Capcom: The Fighting Game?
That would've been an even better idea, as far as I'm concerned, but, apparently, Capcom still fails to see the profitability in that concept.
It goes without saying that the fate of this game can very well be the fate of the other games I play on my Android phone. And since we're on the topic of the fate of the game when it's "game over", it's about time that I uninstall this game and play the others.