12 games you might never play

The semi-kinda-anticipated Aliens: Colonial Marines has been delayed, but Gearbox President Randy Pitchford says it isn’t cancelled. The rumors of cancellation came after significant layoffs occurred at Gearbox in 2008, but Pitchford casually responded in a comment on Shack News, stating clearly that “Aliens isn't canned.”

Above: If Aliens dies, we’ll have no more excuses to make fun of this screenshot

The game is a squad-based first person shooter which takes place in the Aliens universe. It is complete enough that f’reals previews have been written, so we’ve got to assume that it will be finished eventually. It is currently projected for release in 2010.

A new Kid Icarus game hasn’t been officially announced, but come on, would Nintendo have redesigned Pit for Super Smash Bros. Brawl without even considering a new Kid Icarus game? It seems unlikely.

Way back when the Wii was still being called the “Revolution,” Miyamoto hinted to IGN at the possibility of a new game in the series:

“Well, I'm actually working really closely right now with the director of the game [Kid Icarus]. Now, whether or not when we get the Revolution all set up and everything is finalized, well who knows? That might be one of those characters where everybody says, ‘Hey, with the way our console is designed, that would be a perfect match.’”

Above: Pit as he appears in SSBB, older and ready for his own damn game

One year later, at a Nintendo press conference, Miyamoto again mentioned Kid Icarus as a possible Wii title. So is it actually coming? It seems obvious that it should – the character is already designed, and the one-and-only Miyamoto clearly backs the idea. Oh wait, we forgot he’s not developing games anymore.

There’s nothing really to indicate that Deus Ex 3 is dead, we’re just wondering when anyone will say anything new about it. It was announced in 2007, when Eidos general manager Stephane D’Astous said on French-Canadian TV that it would be coming to “next-gen and PC.”

Above: What we’ve seen so far is impressive

In 2007, a cryptic teaser was released. Not long after that, the first real details were unveiled in magazine PC Zone. Deus Ex 3 will be a prequel, set in 2027. To some fans’ dismay, the game will allegedly be more similar to modern shooters (like Gears of War) than its stat-packed RPG predecessors (though it will certainly maintain some RPG elements). We haven’t seen anything since.

So is it dead? No, probably not, we just wanted to poke Eidos to show us more.

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  • thephntm - April 4, 2010 3:10 p.m.

    I reeeeeeeeally want another Kid Icarus game! And Viewtiful Joe. AND STARFOX! Maybe they could do a Kirby game kind of like Wario Land: Shake It!! where you hold the WiiMote sideways and to eat bigger enemies (Not minibosses) you would have to shake the WiiMote.
  • joesocwork - May 1, 2009 1:25 a.m.

    I suspect that a 13th game we can count on never seeing is a next Sim City sequel. City Life/ Cities XL may have prolonged things a bit, but I think it's safe to say that Sim City Societies may have killed the genre off for good.
  • eon - April 30, 2009 11:39 p.m.

    Alan Wake?
  • RedOutlive10 - April 29, 2009 2:02 p.m.

    Another Jedi Knight game would be also very good. And please, let this new Jedi May Cry game idea rot in hell.
  • GIANNI - April 29, 2009 4:11 a.m.

  • misfit119 - April 29, 2009 2:18 a.m.

    Neither ROB or any of the characters from Earthbound were completely redesigned. they were simply given graphical updates. Kid Icarus was toally redesigned and given a much more interesting look. It does make it seem more promising. Although as far as DX3 goes I'd be very happy if it blended the RPG elements of the older games with Gears of War type combat. So long as the option for stealth and other playstyles is there I wouldn't complain a single whit. It's possible to have Gears type action along with a mild stealth system and RPG elements in a game.
  • elsacapuntas4 - April 28, 2009 9:04 p.m.

    life, i agree. dk 64, beetle adventure racing, and kirby need new games. those n64 games were the best. too bad about banjo kazooie though, it was great until stupid microsoft bought rare...
  • Thequestion 121 - April 28, 2009 8:11 p.m.

    Wow. I want Half Life 3! Or Episode 3.
  • Defguru7777 - April 28, 2009 3:17 a.m.

    I do miss Viewtiful Joe. Reading through the comments, I realize I also forgot about Kirby Wii and Metroid Dread. Also, (I'm probably the only one on this sight that even knows what I'm talking about) about Halo: Chronicles.
  • Avsareone - April 27, 2009 9:28 p.m.

    WOOH WOOH WOOH! How is Miyamoto talking to the director of Kid Icarus? Gunpei Yokoi is dead. Miyamoto must be playing with the Wuiggie board again.(Lets see if anyone gets the pun)
  • MacGyver1138 - April 27, 2009 4:49 p.m.

    Life, Battlefront III is one that I was thinking. I played the crap out of the Battlefront games, and I really hope they bring them back. Crackdown 2 is another one that I would like to know the outlook on.
  • Sash - April 27, 2009 12:11 p.m.

    Oh how I want Jade Empire 2 and Shenmue and Oddworld. =[ (LAST!!)
  • Twilleh - April 27, 2009 11:57 a.m.

  • Spybreak8 - April 27, 2009 3:42 a.m.

    You wonder if the marketing guys are like, can we show it now!? Are we there yet!? haha
  • ugthecaveman - April 27, 2009 1:26 a.m.

    it would have been funny if duke nuken forever was on it i know its used in every otehr artcile similiar to this
  • TheCheesy4 - April 26, 2009 6:49 p.m.

    Does anyone know what the deal is with Possession? It was looking really good.
  • Gotxxrock - April 26, 2009 3:01 a.m.

    StarCraft ghost... such a tragedy =( Poor Poor Nova.
  • deathrebellion - April 25, 2009 2:13 p.m.

    Viewtiful Joe is just outright fun =))
  • linkganon - April 25, 2009 5:37 a.m.

    you know, the woman on starcraft: ghost is practically a cross between solid snake and zero suit samus. the clothing color is the same as snake, the face is like zero suit samus's and finally, there's yellow hair tied up as a ponytail.
  • Robusken - April 25, 2009 4:38 a.m.

    Damit, I remember I was really looking forward to Project H.A.M.M.E.R. To bad my wiis dead now. Im pretty sure viewtiful Joe could be a character in mvsc 2.....