About a year ago, it came to light that Red Fly Studio – the studio responsible for porting the two Force Unleashed games to Wii – was at one point working on a new Star Wars game that would be focused on Darth Maul. The game would've aimed to flesh out Darth Maul much more as a character and would've taken many cues from the Batman Arkham games. Unfortunately, LucasArts kicked the bucket before the project could be completed and this brought the project to an indefinite halt.
Dan Borth – a developer at Red Fly – recently took to Reddit to conduct an AMA regarding their cancelled Darth Maul game. He claims that they're currently trying to resurrect the project and that they're getting very close to having something that they can pitch to EA:
We have been burning a candle for this game since it was killed in hopes we can get it turned back on again. IF that is to happen we need to approach EA with a demo that will impress them. I think we have that or are close to it. Still it is completely not up to us.
While it does look like this game will be made multiplatform if it gets greenlit, it was in production for the Wii U at one point and it's certainly possible that the Wii U would be included in this fresh run at the game. In an effort to sweeten the deal, the team may turn to crowdfunding as well, to gauge interest and ensure that the game will be at its best:
Sure it's a good idea but it's all up to the IP holder. "They" are usually against it because it it doesn't fund it will hurt the IP/Brand. "They" are usually for it when they are more concerned about the money.
There is already millions into the game. A crowd funding effort could put more in and then "hopefully" the risk would be lowered enough for them to Green Light it.
What do you think? Would you buy the Darth Maul game if it came to Wii U? Do you think the team will be successful in reinvigorating this project? Share your thoughts in the comments below.