Infinity Blade: Dungeons canceled

Epic Games' iOS game officially canned after Impossible Studios was shut down earlier this year; developer Chair has more plans for the series.

Infinity Blade: Dungeons has been officially canceled, Chair cofounder and creative director Donald Mustard said on the most recent Epic Games podcast.

The news comes after developer Impossible Studios was shut down in February, just six months after the outfit was originally formed.

"It was a concept that originated from Epic and was an idea that we were happy to support. But when the studio working on [Dungeons] was closed, the game was canceled. That's really all I can say," Mustard said.

Though the game is no more, that does not mean the Infinity Blade franchise is going away altogether.

"There's more we at Chair are totally planning to do in the Infinity Blade universe," Mustard added. "More games, more books, maybe even other products. And we are very excited about that."

Epic Games announced Infinity Blade: Dungeons during an Apple iPad event in March 2012. Epic Games president Mike Capps said of the game, "These guys are redefining gaming again."

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Eddie Makuch is a news editor at GameSpot, and would like to see the Whalers return to Hartford.

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33 comments
Mayleene
Mayleene

Oh yeah......phone gaming is going to sweep the world in all it's glory.  Meanwhile, consoles have all landed in the land-fill.

snova9308
snova9308

kinda saw this comming a mile away.

ClaudeLv250
ClaudeLv250

My interest in this series was simultaneously canceled.

Toysoldier34
Toysoldier34

I'd love to see their talent on something more than a mobile device with very limiting touch controls.

keyb0red
keyb0red

dang it. was looking forward to this game.


TrueGB
TrueGB

Dang. It looked cool.

jyml8582
jyml8582

Mustard seems like a legit last name.

PixelAddict
PixelAddict

Too bad.  I played the crap out of the first two Infinity Blade titles.  Hope to see another one hit the iPad soon.  Only great iOS games I've played.

hadlee73
hadlee73

It seems when any dev tries to push the envelope for non-remake mobile gaming beyond Fruit Ninja with good graphics, it never really comes to pass.

Megavideogamer
Megavideogamer

Could they not port it to android? iOS may not have worked out. Epic games may as well finish this they could even port to Ouya. I don't do iOS or Android but enough people do for this game to turn a profit.

servb0ts
servb0ts

i hate to see games cancelled even if its games i'm not interested in lol.

SirApathetic005
SirApathetic005

A lot of game companies and development teams are just closing down these days...

Honestly, I fear for the future of the gaming industry. The next gen seems unnecessary, and it only heightened the amount of energy and effort developers will be putting into games. Which means, more money will be needed by the companies to fund these games.

Sucks, big time...

natalieyan
natalieyan

shame, playing this game with the new ios controller might actually be fun


chibi-acer
chibi-acer

I know some people are rabid fans, but I couldn't get into Infinity Blade.  It certainly looks amazing, but the gameplay seemed boring to me.  Most of the time I was just scribbling on the screen.  I know there's some strategy involved, but it just seemed like an advanced version of Fruit Ninja.  Even if I did want to go hardcore with the gameplay, I still can't see what I'm doing since I'm blocking the screen with my hand all the time in order to play.

It's fine for the price, and a different experience, but I'll definitely stick with the gamepad for action fighting games.

Butt_Chunx
Butt_Chunx

Who gives a shit about the iTurd. I am glad it got canceled as Android is a better platform for mobile gaming anyways and if I can't play it because I am not an iSheep than nobody should be able to play it.

HonorOfGod
HonorOfGod

When something looks good it gets cancelled yet we get all these games that suck being sold to us.. wtf?

wdma
wdma

why it is always the games with potential that got cancelled?
and im not just talking about mobile games

drokmore
drokmore

Surprising I thought they made some money off the last one. It was a great game for mobile gaming.

valdarez
valdarez

Game looked great.  Can't imagine why they canceled it... poor management???

Toysoldier34
Toysoldier34

@PixelAddict There are many great iOS games, but like the Wii they are buried in too much crap because the system is mostly owned by non gamers that support not so great games.

Dragoon_of_Fire
Dragoon_of_Fire

@SirApathetic005 

 I agree, big problem in the industry. Also to be fair I'm sure these dev studios are pretty expensive on the day to day..probly not as tight on costs as other companies.  Some companies ask for bankruptcy

NaturallyEvil
NaturallyEvil

@SirApathetic005 Nah, gaming will be fine.  On the PC it's easier than ever to make and sell decent games without a huge budget.  Developers will have this to fall back on if the next gen budgets cause the current market to implode.  Then eventually technology will advance to the point where it becomes easier to make what we currently consider a AAA title on a less ridiculous budget, and consoles will start building toward the next crash.

Gatorboyburns
Gatorboyburns

@Butt_Chunx  o wah don't be upset just because we get better phone games because our store is actually secure and developers actually like to make $

deathstream
deathstream

@wdma Many of them sound like they have potential because the dev promises more than they are able to deliver.

hector530
hector530

@zazzaro "Dude isnt old enough for apple"

wanna guess what's the number one product wanted by preteens and teenagers?

guess, just guess.


also all mobile games are shit, you only think its good because everything else is shit