Infinity Blade Dungeons game officially canceled

By , Jul 12, 2013

Infinity Blade Dungeons (screenshot 002)

Last March, Epic Games president Mike Capps took the stage at Apple’s iPad 3 event to show off Infinity Blade Dungeons, the studio’s third iteration in the popular series. And true to its predecessors, the game looked stunning—especially on the iPad’s new Retina display.

At first sight, Dungeons had the makings of a hit. But then came the disappointment. After several months of silence, Epic announced last fall that the game would be delayed until 2013. Then it was put on hold. And now it sounds like the whole thing’s been scrubbed…

IGN reports (via MacRumors):

“Given the positive early reception the game had received from IGN and other game critics, many held out hope that the game would resurface. Maybe even at the hands of Infinity Blade 1 and 2 developer Chair itself. But on the most recent episode of the official Epic Games podcast, Chair Co-Founder and Creative Director Donald Mustard officially confirmed that the game is dead.”

Sure enough, listening to the podcast, you hear Donald Mustard say something to the effect of ”when the studio [Impossible Studios] that was working on Dungeons was closed, the game was canceled. That’s really all I can say.” His tone, as you can imagine, is very somber.

Dungeons was supposed to be a prequel to the other Infinity Blade titles, set thousands of years prior to the events that happened in the first two games. The gameplay centered around an apprentice blacksmith who was sent on a quest to forge the—surprise—Infinity Blade.

But the good news is that the Infinity Blade franchise is still very much alive. Mustard says that there’s more “we at Chair are totally planning to do in the Infinity Blade universe. More games, more books, maybe even other products. And we are very excited about that.”

Still, what a shame.

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  • Jordan

    Well…….
    That really sucks…

  • Mohammad Ridwan

    Well…. Crap….. :/
    I hope Clumsy Ninja doesn’t get canceled too….

    • Sean Cua

      It’s already been a year after it’s announcement and still there’s none:(

    • Dylfo

      Are they actually still working on that what’s taking so longggg

  • omrishtam

    NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Dan

    I am disapoint…

    • Lawry

      Yes Dan, you are a disappointment…. Lol :)

  • mehrab

    Mc5 dont get cancelled !

  • momerathe

    Maybe the original dev team could strip out the IP and kickstart it…?

  • Taf Khan

    How Sad… This game actually looked like it would utilise the graphical power of the device properly, now it is no more.

  • Joshua Catimpo

    Dont let this happen to clumsy ninja!

  • Ishaan Malhotra

    God damnit!!

  • makedonii

    nooooooooo! one of the few games i was really excited about on the iOS! god damit just release the beta/alpha version or what ever, il still pay for it!