Admittedly, I haven’t been closely following Dark Void, the new Capcom IP due out in January. All I know is that it is coming to the 360, PS3, and PC and involves strapping on a jet pack and zipping around like the Rocketeer.
According to GameSpot, Capcom is also hoping to expand upon the fledgling franchise’s mythos by releasing a digital download prequel in the same month. Curiously, Dark Void Zero will not be arriving on the respective platforms’ download services but on DSiWare, and it’ll look like an NES game.
In a stroke of hilarious brilliance, Capcom has fabricated a story of an unreleased game developed specifically for the PlayChoice-10 arcade cabinet. Years later, the game was unearthed from deep within the Capcom vault and served as the inspiration for the current-gen “reimagining.” Now you can play the “original classic” on your DSi!
You jump. You shoot. You fly. You even have to blow the DS mic to get the “cartridge” to work properly. It’s totally bananas and I’m loving it! You can catch some more gameplay footage right over here.
It seems that Capcom is on a big NES kick lately. Mega Man 10 gets announced and now this? Some practical joker on staff must have been swapping all the office calendars and making everything think it’s 1989 again.