Games get cancelled. Some are good, some are bad. Some are great, some are so great that the mere fact that they were cancelled leaves you crying yourself to sleep every night whimpering their name. This is the Gamer Limit Top 10 Cancelled Games. Bring tissues.
10. Donkey Kong Racing
That’s right, not Diddy Kong Racing, Donkey Kong. The big bad ape himself had his own racing game, and boy did it look a treat. Not only were the power-ups and characters great, you got to ride animals. No longer would you be confined to a kart when you could race on Rambi or Zinger.
We never found out much about the game except for a few screenshots depicting different characters. Unfortunately when Rareware left they took their games with them, so there’s little or no chance of us ever playing this. If you want a DK racing game i guess your stuck with Donkey Kong Barrel Blast for Wii.
9. Dead Phoenix
Dead Phoenix was originally announced as one of the “Capcom 5″; a set of five Capcom-developed games originally planned as GameCube exclusives. However it failed to appear at E3 2003 and was suddenly removed from Capcoms Website, gone without a trace.
Very little is actually known about the game, as it was cancelled in early stages, but you appear to be a winged-man, flying through what appear to be open ended levels and fighting monsters. Rumours sparked due to IGN’s theory that it was the next-gen Kid Icarus. However its likely we’ll never play the original Dead Phoenix, which is a shame because it looks so pretty.
8. Glover 2
In 1998 we were introduced to one of the coolest videogame characters of all time, Glover. Glover was a four fingered magical glove, who is thrown out of a tower due to an explosion, releasing several crystals that protect the kingdom into the world. Now Glover, being the quick witted glove he is, decided to turn these crystals into into rubber balls so they bounce away. You traverse realms returning the crystals, and the world slowly becomes good again.
Glover was received with mixed reviews, and no-one really knew what to think of it. Hasbro Interactive had planned to release “Glover 2″ but the idea was scrapped, and there has been no further information on it since then. Goodbye Glover, we hardly knew ye.
7. Shenmue III
Shenmue is one of the most loved adventure series of all time. Yet since the release of Shenmue II back in 2001 we haven’t had a third. It’s not like we don’t want one, people all over the world are clamouring for Shenmue III. The game has been announced for development and cancelled at least two times, to much disappointment.
Despite all this, a sequel may still be possible because of continued massive fan demand, Suzuki’s insistence that “the story will be finished through games”, and SEGA’s current trend of reviving old franchises, we may get lucky and see Shenmue III in the future.
6. Kirby’s New Adventure
Kirby and the Crystal Shards for the N64 was amazing, seeing Kirby in his own 3D adventure was worthy of a good cream in your pants. It played just like a 2D Kirby game, but on a single plane; [2.5D if you will]. The game was announced and screenshots ensued.
We all expected it to be officially announced for the Gamecube and we’d get a shiny release date. No such luck. The game was thrown into limbo and is currently rumoured to be on its way to the Wii, hopefully we’ll get this game, as it looks positively marvelous.
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