[img align=right]http://www.pokecharms.com/random/9.jpg[/img]In a startling turn of events, it's been discovered that the Game Corner, a staple mini-game within the Pokemon series, has been nixed within the European release of Pokemon Platinum.
While the building is still within the game, and remains untouched, the machines can not be played. Instead, interacting with certain machines merely gives you between 5 and 20 coins similar to finding coins on the floor - you can only do this once every day, however. All references to actually playing the machines or winning money has also been removed.
Nintendo has made no indication concerning any reason why they have taken such a surprising step in this localisation, but we have reached out to them for an answer and will keep you updated if we can.
Now that such an act has happened, however, does this spell the end for the traditional Game Corner in the Pokemon games? Or are we just going to have to pay the "Living in Europe Tax" and miss out from now on?
Check out the topic for the full in-game script that reveals this startling fact.