The lights are on
Capcom’s faux-lost 8-bit gem, Dark Void Zero, is set to come to DSiWare in 2010. The retro rocket pack adventure seems like a perfect fit for Capcom’s recent old school trends, but according to Capcom-Unity’s manager, Seth Killian, the game started as a humorous "what if."To explain the inspiration for the game, Killian compared the game to other classics in Capcom’s rich history.
"Dark Void Zero feels to me a little like a cross between NES Bionic Commando in terms of level design, and Section Z in terms of mechanics. Good clean platform-y, shoot-y fun," he told Destructoid.Thoughts of an 8-bit Dark Void actually started swirling around my head upon hearing an amazing, Mega Man-esque 8-bit rendition of the game’s main theme during Dark Void's end credits. Apparently, it was this song that spurred on development of the game."It [Dark Void Zero] was one of those ideas that sort of started out as a joke while listening to Bear McCreary’s 8-bit mix of the Dark Void theme, like 'wouldn’t it be funny if we did this?'... and then we actually did it," explained Killian.And here I’ve been constantly ridiculed in the office because of my unflinching love for video game music. Turns out the joke's on everyone else because Dark Void Zero looks awesome, and it might not come about if not for the harmonious bleeps and bloops of Bear McCreary!Be sure to check out Dark Void Zero’s trailer and screenshots here.
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The new game doesn't look like a joke though....
Sucks that it's only for DSiware.
Justin Bailey. That is all
Makes you wonder how many other games started out as a joke... Super Monkey Ball? C'mon!
Love the retro trend. As long as Capcom keeps em cheap, accessible, and fun I'm in.
Super Monkey Ball..yeah I hope that started out as a joke. If it didn't, I'm scared. My girlfriend has a DSi and I told her to download this when it comes out but she doesn't listen.
hmm I can finally use my dsi for something
Remake Street Fighter 2010
My guesses for other games that started as a joke:
Super Smash Bros
A Boy and His Blob
Naughty Bear (in production)
Especially Super Smash Bros... I can still see the "coffee shop" argument between a Zelda developer, a Metroid developer, and a Kirby developer saying whose character could beat up whose.
I wonder how many points.
On PS3, 360 and PC on Jan 19th yo
Well I will be purchasing this game. It seems like it will be very fun and entertaining plus it might be better than it's big budget brother lol
It is amazing to know that a joke could be come something that amazing
I love old games, and dark void on DSi ware seems awesome. I'll have to save my points.
The game always seemed like an update to the old character-action games of old to me anyway. Ninja Gaiden, Eon Man, Strider, NES Batman, Bionic Commando, Shatterhand, SF 2010 - games like that. Games about one man with some kind of gimmick (in this case, a jet pack), and had him fighting guys through basically a "manly" platformer. To me, I don't care if it started as a joke - Dark Void as a property seems like a PERFECT fit for an NES-style character action game. It would be nice to see Capcom spin it off into a few other old-school, old-school STYLE (i.e. like Bionic Commando ReArmed), games. Help build the brand a little.
Regardless, I hope it - in all it's incarnations - are more successful than Bionic Commando. Airtight looks to be delivering a very fun game and a much better product than Capcom's recent western games, BC and Spyborgs.