Watch This Footage Of Marvel's Cancelled 'Daredevil' Video Game
Unseen64, a website that focuses cancelled game projects, recently revealed a footage of Marvel's cancelled "Daredevil" video game. The title was developed by 5000 Ft Inc., although it never saw the light of day.
The cancelled "Daredevil" game failed to launch allegedly because of the differing creative visions of both Marvel and Sony. It was supposed to be playable on PlayStation 2.
The game was supposed to consist of a small series of vignettes, highlighting some of the superhero's best experiences, allies and villains. The story was largely inspired by Frank Miller's version.
GameRant revealed that the video game was supposed to be titled, "Daredevil: The Man Without Fear." It was a third-person action game, exclusive to the PlayStation 2.
ComicBook.com cited that subsequently, the Daredevil movie starring Ben Affleck was announced, which forced the video game to expand from a small project into an open-world experience, although the concept relatively stayed solid.
The expansion also meant creating Xbox and PC versions of the title. The developers planned to include several characters like the Punisher, Elektra, Kingpin and Bullseye, among others.
There was also a shadow world, which functioned similar to Batman's detective vision in the Arkham series. The mode allowed Daredevil to see through walls and objects, as well as see sound reverberations, allowing him to anticipate almost anything. He could even see the injuries of his enemies and their fear.
Although the concepts were very thrilling for potential gamers, the "Daredevil" video game was ultimately cancelled because of the conflicting visions between Sony's inventive gameplay approach and Marvel's intention to stay close to the roots of the character in the comics. Ultimately, the constantly widening project proved to be too much of a strain for the people involved, causing Marvel to revoke the license from 5000 Ft. Inc., even though the game was reportedly close to its development cycle.
In the meantime, fans can watch the video by Unseen64, showcasing some of the environments, scenarios and abilities that the cancelled "Daredevil" title could have included. The footage showed the red hero dealing with enemies, making use of his abilities in shadow world and exploring the various surroundings, among others. Scenes of Elektra in action were also shown, as well as other characters in the planned plot.
Fans have yet to see another major Daredevil project since the 2003 film. More updates and details on a potential "Daredevil" video game are expected soon.