The Voyage of the Dawn Treader Video Game Has Been Cancelled!

Yep it’s true! For the past few weeks, there had been no word of a Dawn Treader video game of any kind. Even at the E3 Expo last month (which is a HUGE convention for video games) nothing was revealed, not even a mention of the game let alone a preview.

The last news we had heard on it was that Nihilistic Software was developing the Dawn Treader game, but it was based on the old leaked script (including the Lady of the Green Kirtle as the likely final boss you had to defeat).

NarniaWebber icarus contacted Nihilistic inquiring about the game and received a reply that the game has indeed been cancelled.

As to why the game was cancelled, Nihilistic was working on the game with Disney Interactive but when Disney left the series, the game was cancelled immediately. Because Fox has a different video game publishing strategy than Disney, it was decided not to continue on with it. icarus was also told that the termination of the game was very amicable and both sides were happy with how everything was resolved.

140 Responses

  1. High Queene ShellyBelly says:

    i cannot freakin' believe this, i am still sitting here with my mouth hanging open!!!!!! arghhhh! I am not a gamer and went out and bought a PS2 just to play narnia games! Now i bought a Wii JUST FOR THE VT game! I was hoping they wouod have flying on the dragon, like Harry Potter fans have flying quittich on their game. And i was really looking forward to a game that was more "quest-like" instead of PC button mashing.(although i do like playing as the centaur and galloping around.) this is CRAZY!!!! A huge part of income is video games, so i dont get this at all. although i do agree disney changed plotlines in PC to sell a battle game. Half the fun of the game(even for a non gamer like me) is to feel like you are live IN narnia, hangin with the kids> this totally s#cks!!!! i was having a bad day, came to narniaweb for a pickmeup- and now this- argggggghhhhh!!! and nothing AT COMICCON?? what the heck? are we even going to get a calendar or bookmarks???? geeessssshhhhh how about a freakin soundtrack?? gonna cut that too?? NOT HAPPY- FOX!!! yeah, thanks a bunch, disney, i wanted to meet the cast at Dworld and now that aint gonna happen either– how is it that WB manages to do up Potter merchandising so well?? unbelieveable——— : ( sorry to vent, kids

  2. High Queene ShellyBelly says:


  3. High Queene ShellyBelly says:

    well, at least we still have a movie, thanks be to Aslan- : ) i guess im calming down- a LITTLE

  4. High Queene ShellyBelly says:

    HEY FOX_ HOW ABOUT AN INTELLIGENT BOARD GAME, AT LEAST? or maybe a narnia chess set?? or card game like the PC card game??? something the numerous adult fans can enjoy?? PLEASE RECONSIDER the VIDEO GAME —- ARGGGGGGGGGHHH

  5. Casue says:

    Darn i wanted to get a new video game 4 xmas.
    Anyway i was on and i looked up Voyage of the Dawn Treader and guess who is on the cast list when you extend it?????

    William Moseley and Anna Popplewell.
    Talk amongst yourselves.
    It mite be changed soon so go on IMDb.

  6. KingofKings'Daughter says:

    Eh…nothing to say either. A movie doesn't always have to have a video game accompanying.

  7. Mark Sommer says:

    Thanks, 220chrisTian. As far a bad timing, it appears that decision was made when Disney and Walden parted ways. Narnia Web just happened to break the news at a bad time. 🙂
    If you are interested in more of my thoughts, see my report on–Spirituality-Examiner~y2010m7d12-No-video-game-for-Dawn-Treader
    See also my editorial from March linked in the article (Where is Post-Narnia Disney headed?).

  8. narnian1 says:

    Disappointed that there will be no video game, I have LWW for Gameboy Advance, I have PC for DS Lite, and was hoping to get VDT for Wii. oh well, no use fussing over this-

    At least we still have the movie to look forward too. and the books whenever. But still, a game would have made my day. 🙁

  9. Ranger says:

    Honestly I didn't think much of the other two games. I really don't like hack and slash all that much anyway.

  10. Laura says:

    Oh no, even though I don't play video games that much I was still hoping for one to buy in order to play it once and then give it to my little brother! But It is true that I prefered this to be cancelled instead of the movie!

  11. QueenLucy12 says:

    oh they BETTER do a soundtrack and Calendar

  12. Alambil and Tarvis says:

    C'MON! If nothing else, having the game would add to marketing…PLEASE RECONSIDER!!! VDT would make an awesome game!! 🙁

  13. pselpevensie says:

    man!!!!! i was planning on getting it so i'd have the LWW one, the PC one, and now the VOTDT one!

  14. KingSkandartheJust says:

    aw… oh well. I'm not a big fan of movie based video games anyway.

  15. Bookwyrm says:

    I think they were both available for all platforms, the consoles as well as PC/MAC.

  16. Bookwyrm says:

    If you read the article, you'll see this video game was cancelled by DISNEY, not Fox.

  17. Bookwyrm says:

    You mean a DVD? 😛 I doubt they'll cancel that.

  18. icarus says:

    Its kind of briefly mentioned there, but if you read the full comments i was sent in the Merchandise Forum Topic, it pretty much says that once Disney (and thus Disney Interactive) left the project, Nihilistic did try to do a new deal on the game with Fox, but that they weren't really keen on it, so the whole thing just fell through.

  19. Daredevil says:

    Well yeah, they were in the trailer… and on the theater standee…

  20. CoriaKing says:

    I'm SURE they'll make a soundtrack. I cant think of one movie that doesn't have one. Even the boring ones. XD

  21. QueenLucy12 says:

    sry i meant a soundtrack from the movie

  22. Aliea says:

    I do, i've wanted to get a narnia game sence LWW, but i can't get T games… i was sooo looking forward to VDT… it could have been at least an E10… now i'll just have to go back to being taunted by the LWW game that's allways at the local gamestop 🙁

  23. Aliea says:

    *Sniff* I was really looking forward to this game… they could have made it sooo good. like, playing as Eustace in Drgon form, playing as Reep, exploring the islands, *Reaches for tissue box* i hope some other company makes a "Non-movie" VTD game trying to catch the fan base or something.
    (They did that with "How to Train your Dragon". The movie and game come out and, Boom, Viking and Dragon stuff is everywhere…)

  24. Omac the centaur says:


  25. Aslanisthebest says:

    Well…I can't say I wasn't obscurely and vaguely looking forward to it, but I wasn't pining on the fact "There's going to be another video game!!!" Plus, if it was going to be more puzzles and stuff like the PC one was, I wouldn't have been interested–due to the fact that VDT hardly has any major, focal villians.

  26. Jessica says:

    I'll say what the White Witch commands me.

  27. Jessica says:

    I thought you saw enough weirdness in the trailer so why are even bothering to comment? LOL

  28. Melodie says:

    Isn't your favourite outfit the orange dress Lucy wore in Prince Caspian? If so, I actually saw one online that is the exact replica and it comes in mens sizes. Here's the link:

  29. Melodie says:

    Isn’t your favourite outfit the orange dress Lucy wore in Prince Caspian? If so, I actually saw one online that is the exact replica and it comes in mens sizes. Here’s the link:

  30. Melodie says:

    I too was having a bad day and came to narniaweb for a pickmeup too…and I got it when I read your paragraph. LOL! Thanks for the chuckles!!! 🙂 And making my day a little brighter.

  31. Jessica says:

    Why are you using "socks" a.k.a "s#cks" as a swear word??

  32. U&me says:

    When were you or any of us going to be able to meet the cast at Disney World…or "DWorld"? If you are, you better spill all you know and tell us everything!!!!

  33. Hannah says:

    I find this rather disappointing…especially after the Comic-con news. I was hoping Fox would outshine Disney in marketing, but so far, in my eyes, Disney did a much better job of hyping up the film.

  34. TigerPole says:

    April. Maybe I like the LWW game better because the levels look more organized at the beginning! I hope you don't think I meant to say that the PC game was awful! In my opinion it's ok. But I just liked Buena (sp?) Vista's game quality and design better!

  35. Sir Jack says:

    yup, I really don't care about that game. just interested in a good movie.

  36. IAMAC-H-R-I-S-T-I-A-N says:

    Thou givest thy mouth to evil . . . (Psamlms 50:19)

  37. Not Of This World says:

    I hope so.

  38. Jessica says:

    SO WHAT?! I've been saying that kind of stuff since i was kinda 5years old

  39. Jessica says:

    Psalm 50:21b "But I will rebuke you and accuse you to your face." So…what's it gonna take to see your face? I wanna see your expression when I give you a good tongue lashing.

    Just Kidding 🙂

  40. QueenLucy12 says:

    ya ok "So aslo,the tongue is a small thing, but what enormous damage it can do." James 3:5 and "But just as he who called you is holy, so be holy in all you do." 1 Peter 1:15

  41. High Queene ShellyBelly says:


  42. High Queene ShellyBelly says:

    ARENT THERE pirates of the carribean games? and do they do well? seems like it would be similar?

  43. High Queene ShellyBelly says:

    i know-and how could they make a game from another narnia movie if they make more movies- they'd have a gap in the games, this probably puts the nail in the coffin for any more vgames : (

  44. High Queene ShellyBelly says:

    do you use the wii stick as a sword in the pc game?

  45. High Queene ShellyBelly says:

    neither game was for mac, i had to go out and buy aa brand new ps2 just for the games, and just got a wii in anticipation for VDT- soooooooo bummmmmmmmmmmed

  46. High Queene ShellyBelly says:

    yeah, any word on a cd of the music, anyone? ii'll REALLy freak if they jap out on that!!

  47. High Queene ShellyBelly says:

    yeah, and it was THEIR fault in the firsst place for moving the release from december and that started the whole downward spiral. if they left it alone it would have done fine, we'd have a game, tons of merchandising,a narnia exhibit with the stars opening day at disney world, etc. for vdt – arggggh

  48. High Queene ShellyBelly says:

    ok, sucks

  49. High Queene ShellyBelly says:

    go to and put "narnia" into the search box- there are different videos of the cast going to different disney parks around the world,meeting the fans, signing autographs on opening day in each country. also there is footage of people in the narnia exhibits, in case you never made it to one.

  50. High Queene ShellyBelly says:

    thanks melodie, you just made ME smile : )

  51. High Queene ShellyBelly says:

    yeah, really! its stupid to break up the trilogy. with the other movies, they could have dropped the games. dorks

  52. High Queene ShellyBelly says:

    i wonder if we could start a petition???

  53. Not Of This World says:

    Psalms 12:3 "May the LORD bring their flattery to an end and silence their proud tongues."

  54. narnia fan 7 says:

    weird no Comic-con and now no video game to be honest im not upset over the video game.

  55. TigerPole says:

    I don't have the PC wii game(unfortunately). I have the PS2 game.

  56. Daredevil says:

    Check out the new Pirates of the Caribbean game "Armada of the Damned". It looks swweeeeeett!!!

  57. Reepicheep says:

    Another example of Fox's miniscule marketing campaign, if there ever was one. I reckon they're expecting VDT to be a flop.

  58. Not Of This World says:

    Ecsuse me QStheG, don't curse. There are kids on this website.

  59. Duffleglum says:

    All I ask is that they have their whole budget focus on producing a far better movie than the last two…

    and this news makes me believe that they're doing just that 😀

  60. Duffleglum says:

    hmm good point, but the trailer was so fabulous, I believe that they're just keeping a bit lower key so that viewers don't get sick of spoilers.

    I've already seen a big poster-scene-thing-ummy of VoDT @ a theater!