Starcraft Ghost Semi-Officially Canned, Compared To Lost Vikings 3.

novaNova's had it hard the past few years, but being compared to The Lost Vikings? That's just downright cruel. Both titles were officially killed in one statement by a Blizzard executive.

Starcraft Ghost, a title that has been through development limbo for several years, hasn't received any sort of update about it's potential progression beyond official books and graphic novels. The game went through several changes between developers, eventually taking form as a stealth action game.  Kotaku's Jason Schreier confirmed via a phone interview with Blizzard lead designer on Starcraft 2, Dustin Browder.

"There are no plans," Browder confirmed the lack of planning on the long-lost title. "I'm not saying we won't ever, but I'll tell you what i do know: There are no meetings going on. There is no team. No one talks about doing it."

StarCraft Ghost's trailer: What could have been....

Browder later tells Schreier that he and his team are huge fans of consoles, and the deciding moment to shelf Ghost was difficult, comparing it to another Blizzard console classic title.

"It doesn't mean that in two years from now, we won't have those meetings, the team won't be formed, but there is literally nothing happening around that game right now that would indicate that there's any likelihood  that it will happen. It's just as likely we'll do that again as Lost Vikings 3 or whatever. There's just no guarentees one way or the other, but nothing is happening."

Browder also confirmed Nova will return in a Starcraft 2 expansion, Heart of the Swarm. The character remains popular enough that fans want to see more of the buxom blonde, so it really is a wonder as to why Ghost hasn't been put back into development. While Lost Vikings 3 seems a lot less possible than Ghost, it's a shame that Blizzard hasn't produced anything console related since, well, Lost Vikings 2 for Super Nintendo. While Ghost seems like a no brainer, especially being tied into the Starcraft universe, the game has a long way to go before being resurrected from the dead. 


Last Updated ( 19 June 2012 )  

Michael "Miketendo" Levy

Raised on an NES, Saturday AM cartoons and sugary cereal, Michael Levy was your average 80's kid growing up. Despite having odd obsessions with bears, peanut butter, zombies and Tifa Lockhart, 'Miketendo' is also the creator of the YouTube review series: D.Y.H.P.T.G?! (Dude, You Haven't Played This Game?!)

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(Link to this comment) DerZocker 2012-06-19 08:11
I doubt Blizzard will ever make game again with more gameplay variety than a webbrowser T_T *CLICKCLICKCLIC KCLICKCLICK*
Where is my Rock n Roll Racing sequel? :o
(Link to this comment) JoeMD 2012-06-20 00:43
What a shame. This looks like it could have been an awesome title.
(Link to this comment) BigHurt 2012-06-24 19:54
Too bad.. I remember when this first was revealed.

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