Board game fans prepare to brace yourselves. Talisman has officially ben cancelled by Capcom. It's been a year of rumored turmoil on the project and a few months ago Capcom made it official by posting about it on their forums. That's not to say that there will not be a Talisman XBLA game just that Capcom will not be involved. Game rights for Talisman have reverted back to Games Workshop.
Why was the project cancelled? Capcom obviously can't reveal the full details; however, they did state "After a misfire at the start, the details of which I won't get into, we evaluated several options for moving the project to new developers, but the costs of moving forward outweighted the potential revenue."
[Via Colony of Gamers]
I hate to be the messenger of sad tidings...so I won't be. I'll let our new favorite corporate mouthpiece (Christian Svensson of Capcom) do the talking for me.
We'll announce a time period soon [for Talisman's release], but to set some expectations, it won't be in this calendar year. The game is coming along but truth be told, it's probably going to be a bit later than we'd originally anticipated.
There you have it. Talisman won't be gracing our consoles for the next couple months. On the plus side, Svensson did say that rule variants will be available including some of Capcom's own devising. Does that temper the bad news a bit?
I guess if you're still upset you might just have to play the (gasp) analog version for the rest of the year.
[via Capcom Forums, thanks again prym3]