Warrior’s Lair Officially Cancelled

Wednesday, July 3rd, 2013

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Warrior’s Lair | oprainfall

Another video game casualty has been produced, as the PlayStation 3 and PlayStation Vita action RPG Warrior’s Lair has been officially cancelled. Confirmed by a Sony representative in an interview today, the collaborative title between Idol Minds and Sony San Diego has been revealed to have been dropped.

While it is unfortunate for Warrior’s Lair, previously known as Ruin, the Sony representative did apologize to the fans who pre-ordered the title, and asks them to cancel their order at their retailer.

“Sony Computer Entertainment can confirm that Warrior’s Lair for PS Vita is no longer in development,” a representative said. “We apologize to those who pre-ordered the title and ask that they contact their retailer directly to cancel their pre-sale.”

The Sony representative went on to say that the Vita, while losing a very good game, should not be ignored, as many first-party and third-party titles will be released this year:

“The line-up of PS Vita first-party and third-party content remains strong with more than 85 titles scheduled to launch for the system by the end of 2013 including Killzone: MercenaryTearawayDoki Doki Universe, Batman: Arkham Origins, BlackgateFlowerThe Walking Dead, and more.”

While it’s quite a blow to Sony’s Vita line-up, this cancellation does not come as a complete surprise. The developer Idol Minds, who was originally behind the project, had rumored to have closed shop, with Sony San Diego taking the helm back in 2012. Warrior’s Lair was also never shown at neither E3 2012 nor 2013 shows, leading many to believe that the title was in trouble. There are obviously more questions that need to be answered, and we will just have to wait and see on further developments as more of this story gets revealed.


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  • prometheus126

    And that’s why I don’t pre-order.

    • Rebochan

      …what does this have to do with anything? If the game is cancelled, you get your pre-order money back.

    • smacd

      At least it was an actual “pre-order” and not a Kickstarter where people seem to be treating as a “pre-order”. Cause if one of those projects flops, you wouldn’t get your money back.

    • Bado

      Except I’m pretty sure with kickstarter you do get your money back… Indiegogo you don’t.

    • dbclick

      If the Kickstarter project creator can’t fufill the reward they offered you, then they must refund your pledge money. (I don’t know how people actually get refunded in practice.) If your pledge was for the game and they can’t get it to you, then they should refund you. When backing games on Kickstarter, just don’t expect it to ship on time (since games often have delays) or be of the quality you were expecting and look for a team that can program.

    • Jeff Neuenschwander

      Kickstarter projects that don’t reach their goals have to send the money back, since they use a Fixed-funding system. Indiegogo also has a Fixed Funding system but has the option for Flexible Funding. Not sure what percentage of projects are fixed or flexible on Indiegogo but both options are used.

    • dbclick

      Agreed. People are too quick to treat Kickstarter like a pre-order system. I only back projects that have a team that has shown some really good evidence that they can deliver (and the game looks good, of course).

  • Derpy

    YAY FOR VITA LOSING A GAME, It’s a piece of Shita

  • Oh, and wait on the price drop

    Are any of those other games you told me to buy an RPG? No? Then I’ll continue to wait to buy your system until there are RPGs.