Capcom summons Dark Void

Action game mixing on-foot, midair, and vertical combat to hit unnamed platforms in winter '08.

Already this week, Capcom has revealed that it will be reviving two classic franchises with Street Fighter IV and Bionic Commando. However, the Japanese publisher isn't just about rehashing the old, given that today Capcom announced Dark Void, a new action game slated to hit unnamed platforms next winter.

In Dark Void, humanity finds itself facing a powerful, cosmic threat known as "The Watchers," a godlike alien race that a group of humans managed to banish to an alternate universe after having developed superpowers. Needless to say, The Watchers have now returned. Although gameplay details are still sparse, Capcom is looking to take a unique track with Dark Void by offering "fast-paced vertical combat mixed with midair and on-foot action."

No stranger to midair action, Airtight Games is developing the game for Capcom. Dark Void will be Airtight's first project, but the studio includes several key members of the now-defunct FASA Studios team, which worked on the acclaimed Crimson Skies: High Road to Revenge for the original Xbox. Microsoft officially shuttered FASA Studios last month.

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36 comments
adityafunda
adityafunda

it's Capcom vs Ubisoft vs Microsoft. good for gamers

zelon477
zelon477

hmmm..........sorry guys, doesnt look all that great to me right now, ill keep an eye on it though. Capcom has been cranking out alot of game lately.

RaiKageRyu
RaiKageRyu

Airtight Games background doesn't too assuring.

narutokassam
narutokassam

this game is very unique, I most loved the style, looks like it's gonna be a successful game with huge industry all over the world.

boobush
boobush

Hate it or love it, you all know Capcom is one of the top boys in the gaming industry, based on the quality of their games.

powerframe8
powerframe8

hmm... dude with jetpack... neat. doesnt scream "buy me, im the next bioshock"

Hitamaru-homia
Hitamaru-homia

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beckoflight
beckoflight

I like the rpemise & style of the gamplay of this product as allways i found in CAPCOM alll the similiariteis UBI has .... they both make the best action adventure games & superb story's ! Maybe 1one day they willl join ...what a dream !

jeivindr
jeivindr

"Needless to say"... if it is needless to say, then don't say it.

PSdual_wielder
PSdual_wielder

seems alright, we'll see what this is actually about. I'm sure capcom won't disappoint, since they have never done so.

spraynard
spraynard

o.O wow that looked fun. ill have to keep my eye on it.

MasterChief725
MasterChief725

This will be a good game. If the guys from FASA are developing it, then it will be a good game. I like Crimson Skies, but really liked Shadowrun!

X_CAPCOM_X
X_CAPCOM_X

The guy in the Dark Void trailer sounded like the Cybernetic Ghost of Christmas Past from Aqua Teen. "Thousands of Years ago..."

Donkeljohn
Donkeljohn

A spiritual successor to Crimson Skies would be welcome.

Bdking57
Bdking57

I like FASAs work... Shadowrun, basically got shafted as FASA was definately under pressure to release the game well prior to Halo 3 and it just didnt have enough content at the time... but its still extremely fun and I have never laughed so much playing a game

ZOnikJJ
ZOnikJJ

It sounds ok, but... kinda lame at the same time.

ebookerd1
ebookerd1

I just hope it is no just another FPS there are so many out now it is killing me.

werc96
werc96

Yo BIGDAVEY... Capcome also makes their own games...they are a development teams as well as a publishing team...street fighter, Megaman, etc... So we have reason to be. nikkuhhhhh

BigDaveyDogz
BigDaveyDogz

"jknight5422 Why is everyone so happy about Capcom? It's Airtight Games that is doing all the work! And not only that, it's ex-FASA Studios employees that are doing it. All Capcom is doing is sending out the paychecks." Ummm...thats what all big name developing companies do....they "hire" people and smaller development companies to make their games.

GameWiz47
GameWiz47

dark void, name sounds cool, but lets see the game.

chutup
chutup

looks laser nice.

IKKF
IKKF

It's funny how they announce this among Bionic Commando and Street Fighter IV, but this sounds pretty cool.

blue-fish
blue-fish

See, somehow this interests me more then SF or Bionic Commando, of course I don't have much experience with either.

jknight5422
jknight5422

Why is everyone so happy about Capcom? It's Airtight Games that is doing all the work! And not only that, it's ex-FASA Studios employees that are doing it. All Capcom is doing is sending out the paychecks. I hope this game isn't like Crimson Skies or a flying game. Flying games make me dizzy.

DrCLos
DrCLos

Interesting concept. I definitely look forward to seeing more on this game.

Proman84
Proman84

Man, Capcom is firing on all cylinders. Nice!

sony_is_sony
sony_is_sony

O.ops ... I think it'll be an Xbox 360 exclusive at first X(

DonutTrooper
DonutTrooper

I weep for FASA. Shadowrun could have been so great, but MS rushed it just to keep a summer 1st party title.

xboxFan101
xboxFan101

crimson skies 2 would be a huge impact on 360 they should be making that .

munsoned
munsoned

capcom is very busy, keep up the good work guys!!!