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Metalocalypse game sentenced to eternal doom

Adult Swim fans waiting breathlessly for the Metalocalypse game on PS3 and Xbox 360 should probably begin breathing again lest they faint. The game will never see the light of day. Cartoon Network and game publisher Konami have mutually agreed to lingering "creative differences" on how to bring the cartoon series starring fictional metal band Dethklok to the digital world.

"In light of creative differences, Konami Digital Entertainment and Cartoon Network are no longer working together to publish Metalocalypse Deathgame," said Konami in a statement.



Cartoon Network issued a much less diplomatic response, saying that with Konami at the helm, the game was heading in a direction that "would not live up to the high standards we had set for the project and we did not want to release a less than outstanding game." Ouch.

First unveiled almost exactly a year ago at Comic-Con 2009, Metalocypse: Dethgame was to be released on Xbox Live Arcade and on the PlayStation Store. It also would have featured a lot of crazy cartoon blood and gore, along with music from Dethklok. Obviously something went on behind the scenes in the game's development. Our guess? The game probably sucked.

By the way, Metalocalypse: Dethgame had been scheduled for release by the end of 2009. Given that nobody really even said anything about it until now kind of makes us realize that it wasn't exactly going to be a blockbuster hit in the first place.

Source: IGN

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17 comments

  • slimjim441 - July 31, 2010 4:46 a.m.

    I've never heard of the game until now, so I can't really say that I'm disappointed. I'm sure it would have sucked anyway to be completely honest. I really just want them to finish season 3 already.
  • Amnesiac - July 30, 2010 11:02 p.m.

    JaySherman took the words out of my mouth.
  • Defguru7777 - July 30, 2010 8:43 p.m.

    I had just assumed the game was taking forever to make, just like the TV show.
  • Jacko415 - July 30, 2010 7:07 p.m.

    RELEASE, THE KITTIES!!! reCaptcha: humanely Midwestern
  • JoeMasturbaby - July 30, 2010 6:58 p.m.

    theres a harvey birdman game, and THIS gets canceled? (ps: i love harvey birdman and [as])
  • The_King_of_Nothing - July 30, 2010 6:13 p.m.

    With all probabilities, it is a good thing it got scrapped. Like GR said, it probably sucked. It is a little sad as it is possible it would have been a good game, especially with some Dethklok songs in it.
  • INFINITYGAUNTLET - July 30, 2010 5:49 p.m.

    Drat.
  • jakery22 - July 30, 2010 5:19 p.m.

    That game would have been awesome. :(.
  • mgkyo666 - July 30, 2010 3:38 p.m.

    This is totally not BRÜTAL!!!>:{(
  • 8bitBaby - July 30, 2010 2:43 p.m.

    hm... well that sucks. i wonder exactly what was wrong with the game.
  • JaySherman - July 30, 2010 2:05 p.m.

    This news is dildos.
  • Cyberninja - July 30, 2010 12:12 p.m.

    well this is my first time hearing about it anyway so its not a big lose
  • SwampRock - July 30, 2010 10:20 a.m.

    Tis better for this to never be released than to be haunted by its major suckage, I say
  • NeoKef - July 30, 2010 9:13 a.m.

    It's super odd to think that a company like Konami would make a game for an American show like Metalocalypse. If anything, Brendon Small (the guy who does EVERYTHING for the show) saw how the game was going and wanted it canceled as soon as possible. Also, I didn't know the game was schedule for release at the end of last year. I think a month ago I was wondering when they were going to release this game.
  • JayBeat - July 30, 2010 8:22 a.m.

    That sucks. I would a love a game with way-ward kitties in it.
  • Mexicutioner - July 30, 2010 8:19 a.m.

    made* Well nonetheless, it's kind of a bummer that it got canceled, but on the other hand, it's not.
  • Mexicutioner - July 30, 2010 8:18 a.m.

    Am I the only person who is first hearing about this game or the fact that it's even being mad, by Konami of all companies?

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