The long-awaited Warrior’s Lair, a PlayStation Vita action-RPG, has been cancelled.
IGN received the following statement today from a Sony representative:
"Sony Computer Entertainment can confirm that Warrior’s Lair for PS Vita is no longer in development. We apologize to those who pre-ordered the title and ask that they contact their retailer directly to cancel their pre-sale."
The Sony rep continued in reassurance, saying, “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: Mercenary, Tearaway, Doki Doki Universe, Batman: Arkham Origins Blackgate, Flower, The Walking Dead, and more."
Warrior’s Lair was originally announced as Ruin back in 2011 as a showpiece for PS Vita. Originally in development by Idol Minds, the game's image was beset by rumors that spread of Idol Minds' closing and that the game had been taken on by Sony San Diego in early 2012. With a lack of appearance at last year’s E3, it had seemed Warrior’s Lair was in trouble.
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