Headcannon Games, the workforce behind the good Sonic Mania, actually need to develop a Darkwing Duck revival.
A current video tells the story of the studio’s considerably unusual need to revisit a property that hasn’t precisely been scorching because the early ’90s. After all, the Darkwing Duck TV present solely ran for about one 12 months (1991-1992).
As a few of you’ll have already guessed, although, the workforce’s curiosity within the Darkwing Duck identify seemingly has little to do with the TV present and relies extra on their love of the Darkwing Duck NES recreation. That title was launched as a part of Capcom’s collection of NES titles primarily based on Disney reveals. Darkwing Duck wasn’t all the time seen because the spotlight of that legendary run of licensed video games, but it surely’s usually remembered as an underrated gem that featured some unbelievable 8-bit motion and bits of intelligent design.
That’s why members of the Headcannon Games workforce have been excited when Capcom representatives indicated curiosity in a brand new Darkwing Duck recreation. From there, the workforce started engaged on a prototype demo that they hoped to ship to the precise individuals (particularly Disney) with the intention to get the official go-ahead to proceed growing the title for a full launch.
Unfortunately, it would not seem like that is going to occur. Members of Headcannon famous that they’d some bother getting anybody from Disney to essentially talk with them on the potential of working collectively on this venture. Eventually, a “credible source” knowledgeable the studio that it was extremely unlikely Disney would greenlight their concept. The disgrace of it’s that it seems Headcannon have been excited about making a retro 2D motion title/platformer that, very like Sonic Mania, paid tribute to the unique Darkwing Duck whereas incorporating trendy concepts and visible touch-ups. You can take a look at the demo they created for the sport by way of the video beneath.
While it seems like Headcannon will not get to make the Darkwing Duck recreation of their goals, you possibly can play the unique Darkwing Duck by way of the very welcome Disney Afternoon Collection that was launched final 12 months.
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