Footage Of Cancelled Bonk: Brink of Extinction PS3 Game Surfaces
Learning why a video game gets cancelled is something I find interesting. Was the game not shaping up, did the publisher/developer run out of money, or did someone accidentally delete all of the code? It was common belief that Hudson’s Bonk: Brink of Extinction was cancelled due to the company’s buyout by Konami, but it was something a bit more grim. It’s assumed that the publisher felt uneasy releasing a game about a natural disaster shortly after the 2011 Tōhoku earthquake and tsunami in Japan.
The Pi Studios developed relaunch of Hudson’s prehistoric platformer series was set to be released on PS3, 360, and Wii. Shortly after the game’s cancellation the studio shut down. Nintendo Life reader Thomas Andrews got his hands on a PS3 development kit with a build of the game. He says that Bonk: Brink of Extinction was ready to launch and was set to feature 3 additional multiplayer DLC. Thomas took some off-screen footage of the game, which you can find embedded above.
[Source: Nintendo Life]