Japanese-headquartered publisher Namco has announced that it has cancelled its Xbox 360 title Frame City
, due to apparent development problems, and will be refocusing itself toward different Xbox 360 projects.
The "assassin-starring action title", which is known as Frame City Killer
in the West, had licensed Epic's Unreal Engine 3, was originally showcased
at 2005's Tokyo Game Show, where Gamasutra noted that "reception was still mixed" for the game, which had already undergone significant development at that time.
An official notice on the Japanese homepage
for Frame City Killer
, as translated by Gamasutra staff, reads: "Our Xbox 360 title Frame City
, planned for a Spring 2006 release, has been cancelled due to various circumstances. We apologize to everyone who was looking forward to it."
The message continues: "Our company will continue to develop high quality titles for the Xbox 360 next generation machine, including a new RPG, which will be announced in the near future." Namco has already notably supported the Xbox 360 with launch titles such as Ridge Racer 6
, and has recently announced the Gundam-based Mobile Ops
and card game Culdcept Saga
, as well as supporting Xbox Live Arcade with forthcoming titles including Pac-Man, Ms. Pac-Man, Dig-Dug and Galaga.