When Konami first shared the multitude of screenshots from its upcoming game Hyper Sports R back in 2018, it's fair to say that it didn't generate too much interest. The cartooney character models in this sports sim did seem a bit unusual, and perhaps this upcoming Switch exclusive was never going to capture the imagination of gamers, unlike Nintendo's Wii Sports.

For whatever reason, the beancounters over at Konami have decided to pull the plug on this nostalgic sports sim reboot.

Here's a translated statement from their Japanese website:

Notice of discontinuation of development of "Hyper Sport R"

Thank you for your continued patronage of our products. The Nintendo Switch version of "Hyper Sport R" has been under development since the title was announced in June 2018, but as a result of repeated examinations, development was discontinued.

We sincerely apologize for any inconvenience this may cause to customers and related parties who have been waiting for the release of this title. We look forward to your continued support and products.

So the dream is over, but we have Arcade Archives Hyper Sports on Switch now, so maybe we aren't doing too badly. Now can we get another Gradius or Castlevania game please, Konami?

[source nintendo-insider.com]