June 2nd, 2007, 03:24 Posted By: JKKDARK
via Next Generation
It was only a small title, but faithful shoot-'em-up fans were still keeping an eye on the GameCube shmup Radio Allergy, which has now been canned, O3 Entertainment told Next-Gen today.
The cancellation further solidified the GameCube's status as a doorstop with a handle.
"Radio Allergy for the Nintendo GameCube has been cancelled in North America," said Mike Pepe, marketing manager at O3 Entertainment, the small Santa Clara-Calif.-based publisher that was going to publish the game in the US. "Due to the transition to new gaming platforms, retailers are no longer interested in stocking GameCube titles."
Milestone developed Radio Allergy in Japan, where the game released under the name Radilgy (or Radirgy or Rajirugi) on Dreamcast.
Even though Radio Allergy alone has been cancelled, it may pop up on the Wii somewhere down the line. "Milestone is exploring options to bring this to North America as part of a future compilation on the Wii," Pepe added.
In January this year, Next-Gen spoke with Pepe, who speculated that the Wii's backwards compatibility combined with the established installed base for GameCube would present opportunities for small publishers who could target users of both consoles.
"There’s still a large following for shmups [shoot ‘em up games] on the GameCube,” said Pepe at the time. “We’ve actually been prodded a lot by the fan base out there to put one out.”
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