That's gotta hurt

Idol Minds, the developer behind PSN’s well-supported arcade ache ‘em up Pain, has had a whopping four titles cancelled by long-term partner Sony over the past couple of years.

While the studio is currently working on the Ratchet & Clank HD Collection, cyber snoop Superannuation reports that the developer has had multiple other projects shelved.

Unfinished ventures include a new Cool Boarders title, a NeoPets sequel and a mash-up between Pain and Cool Boarders called, er, Pain Boarders.

That’s all in addition to the announcement that PS3 and PS Vita dungeon crawler, Warrior’s Lair, has been passed on to Sony San Diego.

The cancellations have resulted in a number of layoffs at Idol Minds, with the developer’s future pulled into question. Honestly, we reckon a mash-up of Pain and Cool Boarders would be neat. Green light it, Sony.