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With a packed release schedule, 2017 is bound to see a number of big video game releases wind up as financial casualties. January has already seen the cancellation of Microsoft's (NASDAQ:MSFT) long-in-development Xbox One exclusive Scalebound, and the company's remaining lineup for the year will likely see other high-profile titles disappoint. It's not the only company with big, upcoming games that are in danger of underperforming: Nintendo (OTC:NTDOY) and Electronic Arts (NASDAQ:EA) also have key software on the horizon that could go down in flames.

Click through the presentation below for a look at five video games that could flop in 2017.