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20th Feb '17 1:18:57 AM jormis29
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* ''Castle Greyhawk''. ''TabletopGame/DungeonsAndDragons'' fans have been waiting since the mid-'70s for an official release of Gary Gygax's home dungeon. Gary was looking at releasing the complex as early as 1978, but got sucked into the monumental task of writing ''The Temple of Elemental Evil'' and released only a few levels. In 1986, just as he had promised the castle again, he was unceremoniously fired as head of TSR. Any hint that Gygax would be releasing new Greyhawk or AD&D material would have sparked a lawsuit. In 2007, however, Gygax announced that he was creating a [[LawyerFriendlyCameo non-Greyhawk version]] of his iconic castle. One box set was released, detailing the castle fortress and the first level of the dungeons. Then [[AuthorExistenceFailure Gary Gygax died on March 4, 2008.]]. Co-writer, Jeffrey Talanian was set to complete the project using Gygax's copious notes, but he was fired within six months and the Gygax Games site seems to be all but abandoned. Gygax's original co-writer Rob Kuntz was releasing material from ''his'' notebooks, but he has also dropped the project. Finally, a dedicated fan who knew both Gary and Rob and had played in Castle Greyhawk released his own version of the dungeons starting on level 2, which is probably the closest we will ever get to the actual Castle Greyhawk.

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* ''Castle Greyhawk''. ''TabletopGame/DungeonsAndDragons'' fans have been waiting since the mid-'70s for an official release of Gary Gygax's Creator/GaryGygax's home dungeon. Gary was looking at releasing the complex as early as 1978, but got sucked into the monumental task of writing ''The Temple of Elemental Evil'' ''TabletopGame/TheTempleOfElementalEvil'' and released only a few levels. In 1986, just as he had promised the castle again, he was unceremoniously fired as head of TSR.Creator/{{TSR}}. Any hint that Gygax would be releasing new Greyhawk or AD&D material would have sparked a lawsuit. In 2007, however, Gygax announced that he was creating a [[LawyerFriendlyCameo non-Greyhawk version]] of his iconic castle. One box set was released, detailing the castle fortress and the first level of the dungeons. Then [[AuthorExistenceFailure Gary Gygax died on March 4, 2008.]]. Co-writer, Jeffrey Talanian was set to complete the project using Gygax's copious notes, but he was fired within six months and the Gygax Games site seems to be all but abandoned. Gygax's original co-writer Rob Kuntz was releasing material from ''his'' notebooks, but he has also dropped the project. Finally, a dedicated fan who knew both Gary and Rob and had played in Castle Greyhawk released his own version of the dungeons starting on level 2, which is probably the closest we will ever get to the actual Castle Greyhawk.
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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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.
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