It’s Game Over For Metalocalypse: Dethgame

By Spencer . July 28, 2010 . 2:11pm

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Update: Konami sent us a statement regarding the cancellation of Metalocalypse: Dethgame. “In light of creative differences, Konami Digital Entertainment and Cartoon Network are no longer working together to publish Metalocalypse Deathgame. The two companies are still committed to a long and productive game development partnership as we just launched Ben 10 Alien Force: The Rise of Hex for XBLA and WiiWare.”

 

Original story: Last year, Konami brought an early build of Metalocalypse: Dethgame to Comic-Con. The title was a Final Fight style beat ‘em up with fountains of blood. I played it last year and glancing through my notes Metalocalypse: Dethgame had brutal finishing moves where you can throw enemies into a spiked traps and a urinal mini-game at the beginning.

 

Frozen Codebase, the studio behind Screwjumper and Elements of Destruction, were working on Metalocalypse: Dethgame.

 

“Were” because Konami isn’t publishing the game anymore. Since Metalocalypse: Dethgame wasn’t at E3 or at Konami’s Comic-Con press suite, I asked about it. The story is Adult Swim pulled the license and axed the title. Metalocalypse: Dethgame was supposed to come out on PlayStation Network and Xbox Live Arcade.



  • Jellybit

    I was saddened when I read the headline. Then I looked at the screenshot and felt relief. Adult Swim should get the developer of Shank to do a Metalocalypse game for them.

    • https://twitter.com/#!/SplashdownTiger STiger

      That’s a really good idea. Shank looks pretty good, and its style would suit Metalocalypse well.

  • http://www.facebook.com/anime.lover420 Tite Kubo

    I didn’t even know this existed.

    • ForeverFidelis

      Same here, man

  • http://twitter.com/Alos88 Alos88

    Nathan: We weren’t getting paid enough for this
    Charles: Well, what Nathan means by that is-
    Murderface: Nope, he meant what he said
    Pickles: Yep, the writing’s on the wall man, now we just have to live with it
    Charles: Ok I have GOT to stop bringing you to these things.

  • http://www.facebook.com/godofhardcore John Weston

    I’ve seen enough Metalocalypse to know any one who plays this game WOULD DIE somehow. This is the same show where a hurricane blew off a persons…everything leaving only a skeleton and large intestine.

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