'Metalocalypse' Game Officially Cancelled

According to IncGamers, Metalocalypse: Dethgame, the spin-off game from Adult Swim's gore-splattered animation about the adventures of DETHKLOK, the world's "most popular" death metal band, will no longer be happening.

The title was reportedly being developed for release on Xbox LIVE Arcade / PlayStation Network, but Adult Swim has confirmed to GamePro that "Cartoon Network Enterprise has indeed ended production on the previously-announced Metalocalypse: The Dethgame.

"The decision was made that the creative direction of the game would not live up to the high standards we had set for the project and we did not want to release a less-than-outstanding game."

Created by Brendon Small and Tommy Blacha, "Metalocalypse" premiered on August 4, 2006 on Adult Swim. The television program centers around the melodic death metal band DETHKLOK and often portrays dark and macabre content, such as subjects dealing with violence, death, and the drawbacks of fame, but in an often ironic and humorous fashion. The show can be seen as both a celebration and parody of heavy metal culture. The music is written by guitarist/creator Brendon Small, is credited to the band, and is featured in most episodes including actual guitar-fingerings and other band-movements of the characters.

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