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Apple doesn't give up its keynote stage to just anyone, so when Epic Games previewed an Infinity Blade spinoff last year at the announcement of the third-generation iPad, no one suspected it would never be released.
Polygon reported Thursday that Epic Games has now confirmed the worst fears of Infinity Blade fans: The Dungeons spinoff is officially canceled, dead and buried.
Infinity Blade: Dungeons was first previewed during an Apple keynote as a companion to the then-new third-generation iPad, with a release expected later in the year. That was eventually pushed into early 2013, but the closure of the studio responsible for its development was closed in February.
At the time, Epic claimed the Dungeons project was being put "on hold as we figure out the future of the project" -- but sadly, it is not to be. According to a recent Epic podcast with Chair Entertainment co-founder and creative director Donald Mustard, Infinity Blade: Dungeons has officially been canceled.
"It was a concept that originated with Epic and was an idea that we were happy to support," Mustard elaborated. "But when the studio working on it was closed, the game was canceled."
But the cancellation of the spinoff doesn't signal an end to the entire Infinity Blade series, which Chair plans to expand in the future.
"There's more that we are Chair are totally planning to do with the Infinity Blade universe -- more games, more books, maybe even other products," Mustard concluded. "And we are very excited about that."
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