Saturday, November 4, 2017
Rockman EXE: Phantom of the Network and Legend of the Network Shutting Down
December 31st, 2017 will be the last day "dumbphone" cell phone users in Japan can play Rockman EXE: Phantom of the Network and Rockman EXE: Legend of the Network. The service required to play these two games over the internet is shutting down, Capcom announced. Refunds for unplayed chapters and content will be accepted starting January 5th, 2018 to March 31st, 2018.
Originally released in 2004 and 2007 respectively, Phantom of the Network and Legend of the Network acted as side-story games released in chapters exclusively in Japan. A handful of new characters were introduced between the games: Shuuichi, Hat Man.EXE, Cache, Jamming Man.EXE, Sherrice, Ride Man.EXE, Nobody, and Trojan Horse.
Though the games will no longer be playable, we have lots of gameplay captured online. The entirety of Phantom of the Network is up for viewing here, with an in-complete but ongoing run of Legend of the Network here.
Source: Capcom Japan