Trivia / Thrill Kill

  • Development Hell: Was in development for most of the late 90s with much hype behind it, and was even finished and ready to ship, only for EA to can its release.
  • Executive Meddling: Thrill Kill was just weeks from being released when its publisher (Virgin Interactive) was bought up by Electronic Arts, who refused to release it to the public for its extreme violence. They also refused to sell it to anyone else.
  • Keep Circulating the Tapes: The game is widely available for download in various forms online, thanks in part due to the developers leaking it after EA canceled the games release. Since the game may never see an official release, the game will only have life on the web through circulation.
  • Vaporware: It was supposed to have been cancelled by EA acting as Moral Guardians, but a Developer Revolt led to the game making it to the internet anyhow.
    • This was eventually subverted, as the engine Thrill Kill was using was used to make Wu-Tang: Shaolin Style, which, while still quite impressively violent and unique in its own way, was fairly mediocre when compared to the original material.