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Capcom pulls Ghost Trick from iOS, promises to return it once it's fixed

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The iOS port of Capcom's under-appreciated paranormal adventure game Ghost Trick: Phantom Detective has been removed from the iTunes App Store — and removed from player's purchase histories, meaning they can't redownload the game if they delete it. But Capcom says the removal of Ghost Trick for iOS is temporary and the game will be coming back.

Ghost Trick's removal from players' purchase histories was reported by Touch Arcade earlier this week. The iOS version of the game has had compatibility problems before, leading Capcom to pull the game and update it to support iOS 8. It sounds like Capcom is updating the game once again, based on a statement provided to Polygon.

"Capcom has removed Ghost Trick from the iOS App Store while we make some important fixes," a representative for Capcom said in an email. "We hope to have the game back up and available for purchase soon. Users who have purchased the game will be able to re-download it once fixes have been made."

Ghost Trick isn't the only iOS game from a major publisher to be sidelined recently. 2K Games' release of BioShock for iOS was temporarily pulled from the App Store, citing incompatibility with Apple's mobile operating system.

iOS incompatibility is also a problem for another Capcom game: Monster Hunter Freedom Unite. Capcom says it has no plans to update the action role-playing game to support iOS 9.