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.

Samuel North
A writer at Operation Rainfall, a lover of videogames, and an insomniac who can't tell what day it is. There really isn't much else interesting to say, except that I've eaten an entire box of ramen noodles in one sitting.