Cascade of cancelled 3DS games

Discussion in 'GBAtemp & Scene News' started by Costello, Jul 20, 2011.

  1. Costello

    Costello Headmaster

    Oct 24, 2002
    It seems that over the past few weeks quite a few publishers have decided to cancel various projects for the Nintendo 3DS. Some of them were highly anticipated; the present and future of the 3DS aren't looking too bright at this point to say the least. Let's summarize the cancelled projects:
    • Assassin's Creed Lost Legacy (Ubisoft)
    • My Garden (EA)
    • DJ Hero 3 (Activision)
    • Saints Row: Drive-by (THQ)
    • Omega Five (Hudson)
    • Kororinpa: Marble Mania (Hudson)
    • Bonk (Hudson)
    • Bomberman (Hudson)
    • BloodRayne: The Shroud (TBC)
    • MegaMan Legends (Capcom)
    • Crush 3D (Sega) (TBC)
    That's quite a lot of games and I know for a fact many of us were looking forward to playing at least one of the above. Tell us what you think about this. According to you what is the reason for all those cancellations? How do you explain this situation? Debate the subject by posting in this very thread.
  2. KingVamp

    KingVamp Great... AETHER!

    Sep 13, 2009
    United States
    Most of those wasn't even started and most already has reasons...

    Crush 3D isn't cancelled.

    Hold =/= not really = cancelled.

    Assassin's Creed Lost Legacy (Ubisoft)
    Ideas move to another game.
    My Garden (EA)
    Didn't think it sell. (Put down early)
    DJ Hero 3 (Activision)
    Series put on hold(or killed).(Put down early)
    Saints Row: Drive-by (THQ)
    Was just talk about.
    BloodRayne: The Shroud (TBC)
    MegaMan Legends (Capcom)
    Don't like there fan base. [​IMG]
    Crush 3D (Sega) (TBC)
    On holds because of sells. [​IMG]

    All of these because the company got taken over. (Put down early)
    Omega Five (Hudson)
    Bonk (Hudson)
    Kororinpa: Marble Mania (Hudson)
    Bomberman (Hudson)
  3. Costello

    Costello Headmaster

    Oct 24, 2002
    sega have said it's on hold, they suspended the project temporarily.
    which is why I have placed a mention "TBC"
    if you can read I also placed a "TBC" after Bloodrayne.
  4. DeMoN

    DeMoN GBAtemp Guru

    May 12, 2004
    United States
    My theories:

    - Too hard to make games in 3D
    - Disappointing sales figures for the 3DS
    - Announcement of Wii U which shoved the 3DS out of the spotlight
    - Low Nintendo stock prices
    - Competition from NGP

    Honestly, I'm not interested in buying any of those games (I would pirate a few if possible). As long as first-party games don't get canceled then I'm good.
  5. TLSS_N

    TLSS_N Who is John Galt?

    Aug 16, 2010
    United States
    Back in the south~
    this is just speculation, not solid evidence...

    with the 3DS and the PS Vita being the same price as well as the sdk for the vita being cheaper they decided to jump ship so that they would have more powerful hardware to work with. alongside the fact that if they are going to develop software for a platform with a weak battery they might as well grab as much power as they can.
  6. dickfour

    dickfour Banned

    Jun 20, 2011
    United States
    I'm not buying one at $250. The thing is as expensive as the Vita and you know they'll drop the price by $50 when the Vita goes on sale. Another problem for me is that they showed awesome colors at the shows and the launch colors stunk. Sea foam and black. Ugly and boring. They should have launched with good colors and strong launch titles. It's going to take a while to repair the damage they did to themselves but I expect the 3ds to make a comeback.
  7. Costello

    Costello Headmaster

    Oct 24, 2002
    uh? all the games listed have been cancelled officially or suspended officially with press releases.
    if you want you can help me find the source for each of those games. But it's not speculation at all.
  8. KingVamp

    KingVamp Great... AETHER!

    Sep 13, 2009
    United States
    I believe he was saying his own post was "just speculation, not solid evidence...".

    And was wrong in my book. [​IMG]
  9. Snailface

    Snailface My frothing demand for 3ds homebrew is increasing

    Sep 20, 2010
    Engine Room with Cyan, watching him learn.
    I would like to add the emergence of iOS devices and low priced digital downloads taking the wind out of Nintendo's retail-heavy sales. That and just about every industry analyst is scolding retail-oriented companies for not adapting to the iOS method quicker. This has led a lot of investors to taking money out of companies like Nintendo and Sony even though there is no solid proof that the retail game market is bad business.

    This frustrates me as a lifelong gamer because I simply don't know how epic, complex games are going to be made if the market forces game publishers to make $1-$5 games. Could this lead to games like Red Dead Redemption being a thing of the past? Let's just say I'm rooting hard for traditional game companies to weather this storm so I can continue to be served good games -- not fucking 7 million flavors of Angry Birds.
  10. Slyakin

    Slyakin See ya suckers

    Oct 15, 2008
    United States
    Soviet Slyakin
    I really think the main reason is because the companies aren't feeling comfortable with the 3DS; It sucks in their eyes.

    Which makes no sense, as their support is what will make it more popular.
  11. deathking

    deathking GBAtemp Advanced Fan

    Mar 15, 2009
    United States
    I blame piracy.
  12. Hanafuda

    Hanafuda GBAtemp Advanced Maniac

    Nov 21, 2005
    United States
    Dang ... no Kororinpa. I don't care about the rest, though I hate to see them get cancelled.

    I do have a 3DS though and I'm not too concerned about the system in the longterm. There will be great games, more than I can ever afford to buy.
  13. Necron

    Necron Lurking~

    Dec 29, 2008
    Mi casa
    Nintendo: Scrap the 3DS and bundle the WiiU with a 3DTV [​IMG]
  14. Hyro-Sama

    Hyro-Sama I'm from the fucking future.

    Oct 25, 2009
    After Earth
    Most of these games are most likely going to be implemented into their console brethren. Assassin's Creed Lost Legacy and Saints Row: Drive-by for example.
  15. junkerde

    junkerde Banned

    Jan 3, 2011
    United States
    meh 3ds was overhyped, i got one and it was true, i got bored of it and sold it off.
  16. TLSS_N

    TLSS_N Who is John Galt?

    Aug 16, 2010
    United States
    Back in the south~
    I was talking about my post, not yours sorry costello I'll try to word it better in the future. hope everythings cleared up now. [​IMG]
  17. cris92x

    cris92x GBAtemp Fan

    Feb 3, 2008
    United States
    Crush3D was only pushed back to early 2012, it has an official release date of February 21, 2012 now and i think shinobi got pushed back also. Anyway half the list is hudson titles that have been cancelled due to konami taking over hudson. I wouldn't really call it a cascade of cancelled 3ds games but it is alot of titles getting canceled on the 3ds, i assume it takes a lot of work to produce a 3D game.
  18. trumpet-205

    trumpet-205 Embrace the darkness within

    Jan 14, 2009
    United States
    To be honest there are only 3 3DS games that interests me,

    * Pilotwings
    * Professor Layton - Mask of Miracle
    * Legend of Zelda

    While 3DS is innovated, I feel like it is rushed. 3D effect is not really matured, and lack of good games.
  19. sputnix

    sputnix GBAtemp Fan

    Jul 9, 2009
    Assassin's Creed Lost Legacy (Ubisoft) -now a assasssin's creed revelations tie-in I believe
    My Garden (EA) -cancelled early due too lag bad controls and not fun at all
    DJ Hero 3 (Activision) -don't know the reason
    Saints Row: Drive-by (THQ) -don't know the reason
    Omega Five (Hudson) -hudson went under but their stuff was picked up by konami so..
    Kororinpa: Marble Mania (Hudson) -^^
    Bonk (Hudson) -^^
    Bomberman (Hudson) -^^
    BloodRayne: The Shroud (TBC) -don't know the reason
    MegaMan Legends (Capcom) -the developer was closed and didn't meet the "criteria"
    Crush 3D (Sega) (TBC) -not cancelled but postponed with shinobi

    so that means only 5 titles have been canceled [6 maybe if assassin's creed is totally cancelled] but considering that it has been only 6 months after release that is quite a few titles but I saw give it a year and we should get a good idea of how hard it is to produce a working 3ds title
  20. tatripp

    tatripp GBAtemp Fan

    Mar 15, 2009
    United States
    i think the only game that i might consider buying on that list would be assassin's creed