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16th Feb '17 10:41:25 PM Ominae
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* A game based on ''Film/TheFastAndTheFurious'' was announced for the Playstation 2 in 2003. It was to be developed by Creator/{{Genki}} (the developer behind the ''VideoGame/TokyoXtremeRacer'' series) and published by Vivendi Universal. The game faded from public consciousness and was later cancelled without anyone noticing. In 2006, a different game based on the film series was released for [=PS2=], but it was completely different from the earlier one. (This one was developed by Eutechnyx and published by Creator/{{Namco}}.)

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* A game based on ''Film/TheFastAndTheFurious'' was announced for the Playstation 2 in 2003. It was to be developed by Creator/{{Genki}} (the developer behind the ''VideoGame/TokyoXtremeRacer'' series) and published by Vivendi Universal. The game faded from public consciousness and was later cancelled without anyone noticing. In 2006, a different game based on the film series was released for [=PS2=], but it was completely different from the earlier one. (This one was developed by Eutechnyx and published by Creator/{{Namco}}.[[Creator/BandaiNamcoEntertainment Namco]].)
16th Feb '17 9:01:32 AM multibrawlr
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* The [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Panasonic_M2 Panasonic M2]] console was to have been the 64-bit successor to the [[UsefulNotes/ThreeDOInteractiveMultiplayer 3DO Interactive Multiplayer]]. Creator/The3DOCompany was working on an add-on to the original console and a standalone version, with the WorkingTitle 3DO II or Bulldog, becoming the 3DO M2, before being sold to Matsushita/Panasonic, to be released as the Matsushita M2 or Panasonic M2, and it was canceled very close to its announced 1997 release. {{Konami}} did release a few arcade games based on the [=M2=] architecture (namely ''Battle Tryst'', ''Polystars'', ''Evil Night'', ''Heat of Eleven '98'' and ''Total Vice'').
** The console was not released aside from some prototypes, and its technology was integrated into FZ-21S and FZ-35S multimedia players, and some ATM machines and coffee machines.

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* The [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Panasonic_M2 Panasonic M2]] console was to have been the 64-bit successor to the [[UsefulNotes/ThreeDOInteractiveMultiplayer 3DO Interactive Multiplayer]]. Creator/The3DOCompany was working on an add-on to the original console and a standalone version, with the WorkingTitle 3DO II or Bulldog, becoming the 3DO M2, before being sold to Matsushita/Panasonic, to be released as the Matsushita M2 or Panasonic M2, and it was canceled very close to its announced 1997 release. {{Konami}} did release a few arcade games based on the [=M2=] architecture (namely ''Battle Tryst'', ''Polystars'', ''Evil Night'', ''VideoGame/EvilNight'', ''Heat of Eleven '98'' and ''Total Vice'').
** The console was not released aside from some prototypes, and its technology was integrated into FZ-21S and FZ-35S multimedia players, and some ATM machines machines, and coffee machines.
9th Feb '17 4:09:44 PM rjd1922
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* VideoGame/MegaManUniverse was another Mega Man title cancelled around the same time as Mega Man Legends 3. It would have been a 2D sidescroller with a level creator in the vein of VideoGame/MegaManPoweredUp, and would have allowed you to customize your Mega Man's appearance as well as play as other characters (i.e. Bad Box Art Mega Man and Ryu from Franchise/StreetFighter). Capcom cancelled the game citing poor reception from testers.

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* VideoGame/MegaManUniverse was another Mega Man ''Mega Man'' title cancelled around the same time as Mega ''Mega Man Legends 3. 3''. It would have been a 2D sidescroller with a level creator in the vein of VideoGame/MegaManPoweredUp, ''VideoGame/MegaManPoweredUp'', and would have allowed you to customize your Mega Man's appearance as well as play as other characters (i.e. Bad Box Art Mega Man and Ryu from Franchise/StreetFighter). Capcom cancelled the game citing poor reception from testers.



* ''VideoGame/{{Robotech}}: Crystal Dreams'' for the N64 slipped into vaporware oblivion when its developer, Gametek, went belly-up. Only a ROM of the demo version exists.
* This appears to what has happened to ''RockBand Japan''. In June 2008, Harmonix said they were codeveloping the game with Q Entertainment for Japanese release, featuring popular Japanese artists. The next time it was brought up was to announce its cancellation.
* ''Rockman Online'', a Korean ''Mega Man'' MMORPG that was announced in 2010. It was ultimately cancelled in 2013 after developer Neowiz underwent internal restructuring.

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* ''VideoGame/{{Robotech}}: ''Anime/{{Robotech}}: Crystal Dreams'' for the N64 slipped into vaporware oblivion when its developer, Gametek, went belly-up. Only a ROM of the demo version exists.
* This appears to what has happened to ''RockBand ''VideoGame/RockBand Japan''. In June 2008, Harmonix said they were codeveloping the game with Q Entertainment for Japanese release, featuring popular Japanese artists. The next time it was brought up was to announce its cancellation.
* ''Rockman Online'', a Korean ''Mega Man'' ''VideoGame/MegaMan'' MMORPG that was announced in 2010. It was ultimately cancelled in 2013 after developer Neowiz underwent internal restructuring.
6th Feb '17 9:34:40 PM Exusia
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* ''VideoGame/LilyBergamo'', announced in 2013, was a "super action game" by Creator/Suda51, for the [=PS4=]. One trailer was released before the game was suddenly re-announced as ''VideoGame/LetItDie'' in 2014.

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* ''VideoGame/LilyBergamo'', announced in 2013, was a "super action game" by Creator/Suda51, Creator/Suda51 and featuring art by Yusuke Kozaki, for the [=PS4=]. One trailer was released before the game was suddenly re-announced re-surfaced in 2014 as ''VideoGame/LetItDie'' in 2014.''VideoGame/LetItDie'', which is... very different than the initial product.



** Preceding that was ''Saints Row Undercover'' (or ''Saints Row: The Fall''), a sequel to ''Saints Row 2'' for the PSP. It was canceled in 2009, but an (incredibly glitchy) test ISO was released for download in 2015.

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** Preceding that was ''Saints Row Undercover'' (or ''Saints Row: The Fall''), a sequel to ''Saints Row 2'' for the PSP. It was canceled in 2009, but an (incredibly glitchy) test ISO was released for download by Volition in 2015.
6th Feb '17 7:06:52 PM Exusia
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** ''Saints Row: Money Shot'' was a rail shooter tie-in to ''VideoGame/SaintsRowTheThird'', for Xbox 360 and [=PS3=] but also, interestingly, the [=3DS=]. It entered DevelopmentHell in 2011 when THQ closed its studio in Phoenix; later it was announced that the game would be free-to-play on the Playstation Network, but nothing has come of that. A mostly-complete version of the game has been leaked, but otherwise the game only lives on the form of a DLC pack for ''The Third''.

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** ''Saints Row: Money Shot'' was a rail shooter tie-in to ''VideoGame/SaintsRowTheThird'', for Xbox 360 and [=PS3=] but also, interestingly, the [=3DS=]. It entered DevelopmentHell in 2011 when THQ closed its studio in Phoenix; later it was announced that the game would be free-to-play on the Playstation Network, but nothing has come of that.that (and probably never will as THQ has been bankrupt since 2013). A mostly-complete version of the game has been leaked, but otherwise the game only lives on the form of a DLC pack for ''The Third''.
6th Feb '17 7:06:10 PM Exusia
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* The ''VideoGame/SaintsRow'' designer was working on a UsefulNotes/WiiU open world game that was cancelled.

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* ''VideoGame/SaintsRow:''
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The ''VideoGame/SaintsRow'' series designer was working on a UsefulNotes/WiiU open world game that was cancelled.cancelled.
** Preceding that was ''Saints Row Undercover'' (or ''Saints Row: The Fall''), a sequel to ''Saints Row 2'' for the PSP. It was canceled in 2009, but an (incredibly glitchy) test ISO was released for download in 2015.
** ''Saints Row: Money Shot'' was a rail shooter tie-in to ''VideoGame/SaintsRowTheThird'', for Xbox 360 and [=PS3=] but also, interestingly, the [=3DS=]. It entered DevelopmentHell in 2011 when THQ closed its studio in Phoenix; later it was announced that the game would be free-to-play on the Playstation Network, but nothing has come of that. A mostly-complete version of the game has been leaked, but otherwise the game only lives on the form of a DLC pack for ''The Third''.
6th Feb '17 4:32:41 PM Exusia
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* ''VideoGame/LilyBergamo'', announced in 2013, was a "super action game" by [[Creator/Suda51]], for the [=PS4=]. One trailer was released before the game was suddenly re-announced as ''VideoGame/LetItDie'' in 2014.

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* ''VideoGame/LilyBergamo'', announced in 2013, was a "super action game" by [[Creator/Suda51]], Creator/Suda51, for the [=PS4=]. One trailer was released before the game was suddenly re-announced as ''VideoGame/LetItDie'' in 2014.
6th Feb '17 4:32:18 PM Exusia
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* ''VideoGame/LilyBergamo'', announced in 2013, was a "super action game" by [[Creator/Suda51]], for the [=PS4=]. One trailer was released before the game was suddenly re-announced as ''VideoGame/LetItDie'' in 2014.
3rd Feb '17 11:08:28 PM Exusia
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* ''Otoiroha'' was a rhythm game in the Franchise/{{Bemani}} franchise that was shown off at JAEPO 2016 that featured a touch screen and panels that could be slid up and down the cabinet, similar to ''VideoGame/SoundVoltex'''s analog dials. After its one location test, nothing was heard of the game for about a year; in late January 2017, its website was pulled from Konami's [=eAMUSE=] portal site.
2nd Feb '17 5:34:13 PM GiantJumboJellyfish
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* After severing ties with Banpresto, Winky Soft, developers of ''VideoGame/SuperRobotWarsGaiden'', created a similar game called ''Seireiki Rayblade''. In 2001 they announced a sequel... Which hasn't come out yet, despite the [[http://www.winky.co.jp/rayblade2/gallery.htm official site]] being updated every few years. With the release of Duke Nukem Forever, it now holds the dubious honor of being the oldest unabandoned videogame project.

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* After severing ties with Banpresto, Winky Soft, Winkysoft, developers of ''VideoGame/SuperRobotWarsGaiden'', created a similar game called ''Seireiki Rayblade''. In 2001 they announced a sequel... Which hasn't come out yet, despite the [[http://www.winky.co.jp/rayblade2/gallery.htm the official site]] site being updated every few years. With the release of Duke Nukem Forever, it now holds held the dubious honor of being the oldest unabandoned videogame project.project until 2015, when [[http://www.forbes.com/sites/olliebarder/2015/12/01/the-end-of-an-era-as-winkysoft-files-for-bankruptcy/#3dd5ef1a6ece Winkysoft filed for]] bankrupcy, making it very unlikely it will see the light of day.
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