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In 2000, Wes Craven (known for Nightmare on Elm Street) was originally tied on to direct a film based off of the game. However, he wasn't fully attached to the project. The project was then given to Jon and Erich Hoeber. After multiple changes in production companies trying to make the film (Dimension Films being the first, 20th century Fox being the second, and Universal being the third and last) the film was later put on hold in 2008.

In 2013, after getting the funding for Alice: Otherlands, American Mcgee stated that the film could possibly be kickstarted. Although, it was later revealed in 2015 that the development of the film had gone on hiatus.
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Cory in the House DS
Text within the game's data suggests a French version was considered, but never released.
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Epic Mickey 2: The Power of Two
According to Warren Spector, there were plans for a third Epic Mickey game. The game would have been a full blown musical with a much greater emphasis on multiplayer than Epic Mickey 2. The game was canceled after the lackluster performance of Power of Two, as well as Disney's management changing focus to the mobile gaming market.
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Street Fighter Alpha
The game was going to be developed for the Super Famicon system and would have been called Street Fighter Classic.
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Resident Evil: Revelations 2
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A girl featured in the concept art of a pitch by Creative Assembly for a new Resident Evil game bears a striking resemblance to Natalia Korda from Resident Evil: Revelations 2. The images, by Brad Wright, depict a girl on a hospital bed and show her having some kind of unnatural powers. These story elements were all later included in Resident Evil: Revelations 2. Wright put the images online in 2015 a few months after the release of the game, though his statements imply that the pitch was made years before then.
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A racing game spin-off of Epic Mickey was originally planned for development with the title Epic Disney Racers. The game would've been similar to the racing game Mario Kart: Double Dash!!. Concept artwork shows that the playable characters were Oswald, Mickey, Minnie, Cruella De Vil, Scrooge McDuck, The Mad Doctor, Huey, Duey, and Louie. The game was scrapped due to Disney switching their focus to the mobile gaming market.
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According to artist Pat Block, there were plans for an Epic Mickey follow-up titled Epic Donald. The game would have featured Donald Duck and elements from the Carl Barks comics. The game was canceled due to the dismal failure of Epic Mickey II and the switch to focus on the mobile gaming market.
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Marvel vs. Capcom 2: New Age of Heroes
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Ruby Heart was going to get her own game in 2014 for mobile phones called Dai Koukai Frontier ("Great Voyage Frontier"), but the game has been indefinitely postponed.
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Back in the 90's, Disney was planning on doing a four issue comic based off of the Final Fantasy series. Most of the cover work was done by Mike Mignola (creator of the Hellboy comics). Only two covers for the proposed comic were drawn. Kurt Busiek, who wrote the comic, explained a bit about working on the comic:

I didn't actually pitch for the project. I was asked to write it by the editor, either because he liked my work or because I was in the same state as the Square offices or both. So I visited the offices, they loaned me a bunch of stuff, I played the game and wrote up an outline.

It was after that that they told me they liked my outline but they were working on the new iteration of the game, so could I retool that story to be about that? They sent lots of reference on the new game, and there was just no way to do the first outline with characters from the new game, so they paid me a kill fee for the outline and I started from scratch with the new story outline.


The comic was quietly cancelled in 1993 when Disney's Hollywood Comic studio closed its doors.
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Liyla and The Shadows of War
Liyla and The Shadows of War was originally rejected for iOS devices because Apple didn't think the app's strong political themes would be appropriate in the "Games" category. Apple then suggested that developer Rasheed Abueideh re-categorize the game as a "News" or "Reference" app. Apple rescinded this decision a week later after a public outcry, and the game is now available on iOS devices under the "Games" category.
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In 1996, Atari developed a beat em' up arcade game of Beavis and Butthead that never made past prototyping due to poor testing. The prototype was eventually restored in 2016, and is the only functioning cabinet for the game that exists.
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Series: Metal Slug
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A massively multiplayer online game called Metal Slug Zero was being developed by WIZ Hands back in 2009. The project was going to be a top-down shooter with online capabilities. It was later cancelled due to lack of progress by WIZ and, according to the publisher Dragonfly, did not meet industry standards.
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The Witcher
A console version for the game was developed for the Xbox 360 and the PS3 named "The Witcher: Rise of the White Wolf". It was going to feature enhanced graphics, a new combat system, and would be rebuilt pixel by pixel for the consoles. However, the project never come to fruition due to internal problems between CD Projekt and Widescreen Games (the developer responsible for making the port).
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Series: The Witcher
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In 1996, the development studio Metropolis wanted to make the first videogame based around "The Witcher" book series by Polish author Andrzej Sapkowski. The project was never completed as it turned out to be too ambitious, with the only thing remaining from the project being articles and screenshots.

Before Metropolis started development there was no English translation of the title or the books themselves, making Metropolis responsible for the English title The Witcher.
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At E3 2004, SEGA displayed a tech demo of Sonic the Hedgehog for the Nintendo DS simply named 'Sonic DS'. The game played by swiping back and forth on the bottom touch screen to allow Sonic to gain speed.
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Developer: Arika
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Arika, the developer of the Street Fighter EX series, posted screenshots in 2011 of a project codenamed "Fighting Sample" for the 3DS featuring characters from Street Fighter EX. Very little was shown of the project, and it has most likely been cancelled.
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The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time
An extension for The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time originally known as URA Zelda was originally going to be released by Nintendo before it was ultimately cancelled. It may have been cancelled because it was planned to be released for the N64 Disc Drive, which was released late in the console's lifecycle and undersold in most markets. What was known, however, was that it would have added new features to the game, such as Link's footsteps appearing in sand, having damaged trees, having bushes and grass damaged for the entire game, and changing up dungeons.

In 2012, a Youtuber named ZethN64 said he was going to try and recreate URA Zelda. He and his team wanted to make their own new dungeons, story, and soundtrack for the game. It was unfortunately cancelled, as there were conflicts within the team as well as ZethN64 disappearing.
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Skies of Arcadia
There was going to be a sequel to Skies of Arcadia called Skies of Arcadia 2 for the GameCube and PS2, as confirmed by interviews with developers from the original team. The game never got beyond the planning phase, however, and it was ultimately never created.
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Console: Dreamcast
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In 2001, Sega teamed up with Pace to create a Dreamcast/cable box hybrid. The box was apparently meant to switch between live TV and downloaded games (including demos). It would also have had an internal 40GB HDD to store data.
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Carrier was going to get a sequel for PlayStation 2 called Carrier: The Next Mutation. The game was cancelled for unknown reasons, though it is speculated it may have had something to do with Jaleco's financial troubles at the time.
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