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Dark Void Zero Landing This Month

Posted by James Newton

Capcom continues 8-bit resurrection

While HD console owners can expect to play Capcom's Dark Void on the big screen soon, the company hasn't forgotten about DSi fans, with a portable version available to download to DSi in the coming weeks.

Titled Dark Void Zero, the game takes its visual cues from classic 8-bit shooters such as Metroid as well as Capcom's own MegaMan series. There's also an amusing back-story to why the title is only just seeing the light of day now, having apparently been developed for a special double-screen arcade machine in the year 198X before that project was canned.

The game itself is looking mighty nice and should certainly appeal to the retro blaster fans among you. Check out the official trailer below and polish your jetpack, as Dark Void Zero is due to land this month.

[via pocketgamer.co.uk]

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Junkface

#1

Junkface said:

Wow that looks awesome. Another reason to get more points cards thanks Capcom!

brandonbwii

#2

brandonbwii said:

Potential day 1 for me, and I don't care much for the HD versions. Now give us DSiware Bionic Commando!

Capnking

#3

Capnking said:

The thing I like about this game is that it isn't an homage to retro-gaming; it is actual, real-life authentic-from-the-past retro gaming! It's like finding lost treasure... or something.

CorbsAdmin

#4

Corbs said:

I remember reading about this project years ago. I've often wondered what happened to it. Now I know. Can't wait to give it a go. :)

Stuffgamer1

#6

Stuffgamer1 said:

@Corbie: Do you mean that? This project has me VERY confused...some sources say the backstory for this game is fake, and some say it's real. Who's right?

TwilightV

#7

TwilightV said:

I'm glad to see how enthusiastic Capcom is about WiiWare and DSiWare, but I wish they would release something other than beat 'em ups on the VC. How long has it been since they've done that?

Nintendophile

#8

Nintendophile said:

@Stuffgamer1 & Corbie: The Play Choice 10 was indeed a real arcade cabinet, with some of them featuring 2 screens. (By way of adapting old two-screen Punch Out!! cabinets to Play Choice 10 cabinets.)
http://tinyurl.com/ycgng5h
So, at least THAT part of the "back-story" is real. But, as for the rest, I think it's just a clever way to tie-in the past with the present.

RowdyRodimus

#9

RowdyRodimus said:

That actually looks more fun than the console release. It has a Rocketeer/Batman/Mega Man vibe to it. I just wish it was coming to WiiWare!

RowdyRodimus

#10

RowdyRodimus said:

@Stuff
Let's just play along with it. It's kind of cool even though it's totally ripping off Marvel Comics Sentry idea. (Supposedly he was a character created by Stan Lee back in the 60's who had his own comic, but for some reason everyone forgot about him only to be found in the 90's and brought back into the Marvel canon.)

Rawk_Hawk

#12

Rawk_Hawk said:

I loved playing Player's Choice 10 when I was a kid growing up in 198X. That was how I checked out new games like Super Mario 3 and Double Dragon. I'll be sure to check this out.

ReZon

#14

ReZon said:

I've had 500 points sitting on my DSi for many months - looking forward to DVZ!

Slapshot

#16

Slapshot said:

OMG..... Im so looking forward to playing the PS3 version of Dark Void, Im now even more ready to play this one. I love classic 2D shooters. I cant wait for this.

Cheezy

#20

Cheezy said:

It looks kinda like a spinoff of Megaman (by the boxart) and it looks fun I should buy this...

Bobpie

#21

Bobpie said:

Hmm.... might wait for a review.....

Wait, only 500 points?!

Consider me excited.

Adam

#24

Adam said:

Doesn't look at all like Metroid, but looks cool to say the least. I wonder what it needs the top screen for? The video show some pretty ordinary action taking place on one screen. I can't imagine why it would require two screens.

I'd rather see it on WiiWare, myself, Deadly, though fortunately I do have a DSi.

Slapshot

#26

Slapshot said:

This is the one of the few GOTA have titles Ive seen on DSi. I havent downloaded anything in months. This is going to change that.

Mikarlo

#31

Mikarlo said:

Immediate Download Requested! Hope it comes earlier in the month rather than later, DVZ looks like it could be an instant classic! (Actually, it kind of already is a classic :P)

CanisWolfred

#32

CanisWolfred said:

Well, after playing the demo of the 360 version, I can certainly say this game has a great pedigree.:)

sonic_brawler95

#34

sonic_brawler95 said:

Can't wait. Come on, hurry up Monday. Even if this dosn't come out on Monday, at least we still have Starship Defense, Right. :)

Ricardo91

#35

Ricardo91 said:

Aw, this is a DSiWare exclusive!? Damn! I need a DSi now...

Was this game truly an arcade game originally, or was that just a clever thing Capcom made up?

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