Proposed Ghosts 'N Goblins Reboot Is Cancelled Following An Intellectual Property Dispute

Not all that shocking, really

Remember the Kickstarter campaign we reported on a while back about a possible reboot of Capcom's Ghosts 'n Goblins? The team behind the project stated that they would try and produce the game with or without Capcom's blessing, but did say that even if the Japanese giant refused to become involved, the name of the title could be changed and production would continue regardless.

However, it now appears that even that might not be a possibility. The campaign has been cancelled and the page for the project has the following message in place:

Ghosts 'N Goblins - Demon World (Canceled) is the subject of an intellectual property dispute and is currently unavailable.

The info page for the game on developer Phantasm's website remains live at the time of writing.

It's hardly a massive shock, as the guys behind this project were effectively using a brand name they had no ownership over to raise funds for their own game. Were you one of the people who backed this title? If so, are you disappointed that it's not going to happen — at least not in the form intended? Post a comment to tell us.

[via gonintendo.com, kickstarter.com]

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