18 April 2024
Games Technology

Canceled PS2 Daredevil Recreation Now Playable 20 Years Later

Daredevil: The Man With out Concern, a 2003 PlayStation 2 superhero sport that was in growth by 5,000 Ft. Studios for the PlayStation 2 earlier than getting canceled, has resurfaced after 20 years with a brand new playable construct.

The sport preservation group Hidden Palace managed to release a playable version of Daredevil: The Man Without Fear on October 31 through member Casuallynoted, who apparently obtained the construct from an nameless developer of 5,000 Ft. It’s a late prototype with a good quantity of bugs, together with potential crashes after the primary chapter and getting caught behind partitions. That mentioned, it nonetheless options the bones of what 5,000 Ft. Studios and writer Encore Inc. had been engaged on in collaboration with Sony in the course of the early aughts.

The brainchild of 5,000 Ft. Studios, a Nevada-based developer whose earlier credit solely included two Military Males ports from 2001, Daredevil: The Man With out Concern began out as a easy challenge earlier than ballooning in scope. Initially generally known as Daredevil: The Video Recreation earlier than adopting the same name as author Frank Miller’s 1993 comic, Daredevil was prototyped as a collection of “vignettes” showcasing pivotal moments within the blind crimefighter’s historical past.

Nevertheless, as the Lost Media Wiki explains, Marvel’s imminent Daredevil film challenge led 5,000 Ft. to remodel the idea into an open-world journey, now additionally slated for the Xbox and PC. Tensions arose when Sony had very particular requests for brand spanking new varieties of gameplay so as to add to the sport, whereas Marvel wished it to hew extra carefully to the upcoming Daredevil film.

Now, although, due to an nameless developer reportedly related to five,000 Ft. Studios, a near-final construct of the canceled PlayStation 2 sport has been launched onto the web through the sport preservation group Hidden Palace.

Hidden Palace

Though it wound up getting canceled as a consequence of inventive variations between Marvel and Sony, based mostly on the video it appears to be like fairly tight. It recollects early-aughts 3D superhero gems akin to The Unimaginable Hulk and Spider-Man, with a little bit of Tomb Raider combined in, too.

The sport apparently tells an authentic story based mostly on the 1999 Elektra Lives Again comic and starring Daredevil’s arch-enemy The Kingpin. It’s a disgrace, then, that it was canceled simply earlier than completion. As The Hidden Palace notes, solely the Recreation Boy Advance ever ended up getting a Daredevil sport. The a lot much less formidable Daredevil: The Man With out Concern for Recreation Boy Advance arrived simply in time for the Mark Steven Johnson-directed live-action movie.

As Hidden Palace stories, the newly launched construct of Daredevil: The Man With out Concern is playable, however with a number of bugs and game-breaking glitches because it’s unfinished. It’s good that this lastly snuck out 20 years later, although nonetheless a bummer the challenge by no means obtained to reside as much as its potential. With the success of Insomniac Video games’ Marvel’s Spider-Man collection, and the Wolverine sport on the horizon, possibly Daredevil will get one other shot at online game redemption.