Dark Void opens up January 12

Capcom's jetpack-based sci-fi action game dated for Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, PC; European launch set for January 15.

Dark Void is cleared for launch. Capcom padded out the post-holiday release period a little more today, giving its sci-fi action game a January 12 release date in North America, with a European liftoff set for January 15. Mid-January has been a traditional sweet spot for the Japanese publisher, who used it to launch such hits as Lost Planet: Extreme Condition in 2007 and Resident Evil 4 in 2004.

Dark Void will go head-to-head with EA's Army of Two sequel.

When Capcom initially delayed the jetpack-driven shooter into the first three months of 2010, it did so "in order to get the game out of the crowded fall game season and to allow the development team more time to polish and enhance the game experience." The publisher predicted that the move would lead to the game hitting a worldwide sales target of 2 million copies in its first year of release.

While the developers are still getting the extra time to polish Dark Void, the crowded fall game season seems intent on following the sci-fi action game into the New Year, one title at a time. A host of delayed releases like BioShock 2, Alan Wake, Red Steel 2, Red Dead Redemption, Mafia II, Singularity and Splinter Cell: Conviction are all set for release in the first half of the year. Already confirmed for January are THQ's Darksiders, Sega's Bayonetta, Sony's MAG, and EA's Army of Two: The 40th Day, which also is set for a January 12 debut.

Dark Void is the first project from developer Airtight Games, home to several veterans of the shuttered FASA Studios (Crimson Skies). The third-person shooter will have players engage in fast-paced vertical combat courtesy of in-game jetpacks. It sees mankind fighting The Watchers, an alien race banished by humanity to an alternate universe after its members developed superpowers.

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godzillavskong
godzillavskong

Capcom usually takes their time anyways and never rushes a games' release. Which is why most of their titles are of higher quality. Although I was disappointed with the last Bionic Commando, however , Lost Planet 2s' demo is great.We'll have plenty of other titles to play until Dark Void gets here anyways.

metalkid9
metalkid9

I can't wait to download this

King_Jeremy_77
King_Jeremy_77

This game looks like it's going to be a lot of fun!

Pete5506
Pete5506

Sweet, I know what Im getting on my birthday

LosDaddie
LosDaddie

I need to pre-order this for X360 :D

kvan33
kvan33

This is one-trick pony. 7/10 at best.

Excedra
Excedra

No offense, but I think dark void would sell better than army of two: the 40th day. I love games like these, I mean seriously, who doesnt love jetpacks. Army of two had a fair to bad start, so yeah, thats my opinion. DARK VOID RULEZZZZZZZ!!!!!!!!

shawn7324
shawn7324

Looks to be a fairly enjoyable game, however doesn't stand a chance with so many great newly released games & upcoming games hitting the market.

MakeUFam0us
MakeUFam0us

Aw Man! Now im going to watch the rocketeer till this drops!

maaly81
maaly81

wow this looks innovative

DPhunkT
DPhunkT

You know this game doesn't look half bad.

rockwii13
rockwii13

I think this game is going to be very good. It was a smart move, though, to put it at the date they did, because with all the stuff coming out, this might have been overlooked.

NuKkU
NuKkU

this game just looks very simple to me its vertical cover is freakin a gimmick is the exact thing as any other type of cover except that its vertical. I expect this game to be okay at best but it doesnt deserve the hype its getting

BioShockOwnz
BioShockOwnz

This game looks kick ass and unique for this style of game. Plus it's by the guys behind Crimson Skies. I'm sold.

BlueRaptor7
BlueRaptor7

Looks alright. Great concept, but the parts that aren't "verticle combat" feel really familiar. The TPS has been done a thousand times. Now its' time for devs to stand up and try do something different. A lot different.

brian_13un
brian_13un

Me too can't wait the game looks awesome

shimya
shimya

can't wait for this one. looks awesome!

pidow
pidow

Five of six, I am not sure of the total, I will buy.

blackie8
blackie8

Avier525 Posted Aug 19, 2009 6:21 pm ET This will have to wait until it hits the $20 mark. Way too many games to play, too little time. COD and Uncharted will carry me well into Feb. I'm tired of paying $65 for a game, to get around to play it in 6 months, when then it's $20. Cod 4 is still more than 20 bucks and its been around 2 years! they will never lower the price for modern warfare 2

blackie8
blackie8

January = the new October

Sins-of-Mosin
Sins-of-Mosin

@yankeefanboy13 - Borderlands and Forza 3 are going to be big blockbusters and Borderlands is GOTY quality.

alkaline_DnB
alkaline_DnB

bioshock 2, bayonetta and maybe dark void are all i'm looking to buy out of those listed. alan wake - doesn't look that great, i'll wait for reviews mag - will probably have lag, i'll wait for reviews singularity - don't know much about, i'll wait for reviews red steel - no red dead redemption - no mafia II - no splinter cell - actually, yeah i might get that darksiders - i've been tracking, but i dunno about this one anymore, i'll wait for reviews army of two - maybe, but most likely not.

Avier525
Avier525

This will have to wait until it hits the $20 mark. Way too many games to play, too little time. COD and Uncharted will carry me well into Feb. I'm tired of paying $65 for a game, to get around to play it in 6 months, when then it's $20.

Leg3nd4ry
Leg3nd4ry

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m4rkoca
m4rkoca

@Darth_Quanstars Q3 and Q4 are full of hot releases. There's just too many. An ordinary gamer will have to give more than 300$ to get most of them. Others stick to downloading.

UnknownForm
UnknownForm

Hopefully all the games mention in this article won't be delayed;).

dukerav
dukerav

I hope they show this off some more at TGS, which I'm sure they will.

Darth_Quanstars
Darth_Quanstars

its gonna be hard to decide which games to get between this, dante's inferno, mass effect 2, darksiders, and splintercell

JMizzle
JMizzle

@yankeefanboy13 Don't forget Assassin's Creed II, that counts as a blockbuster also I think. Perhaps even Dragon Age Origins as well.

yankeefanboy13
yankeefanboy13

there is only like 3 blockbusters coming out in the fall, Modern Warfare 2, Left 4 Dead 2, and Halo ODST,

slipknot611
slipknot611

Heh. Looks like January is the new November. When will these silly publishers learn that gamers want and buy games all year round... not just near Christmas?

dakan45
dakan45

yay..... not really, they need to show more stuff.

Cetanu07
Cetanu07

atleast it didnt get delayed to far next year cant wait for this game

shii666
shii666

I have only seen one piece of news on this ever... Lol.

AnelZukic
AnelZukic

Man, I'm awaiting this game for a year now and they want me to wait 4-5 more months. Well atleast I hope Airtight studios do a good job. It even was on #7 on my top 10 most anticipated games for this year. See ya in 4-5 months :P

Godien
Godien

Wow, this game is looking so solid. I'm looking forward to the release.

oscar_mateo
oscar_mateo

I will be dissapointed if this game fails.

Deranged_Devil
Deranged_Devil

Game looks alright, seems like more of a rental than a buy to me.

athenian29
athenian29

Looks fun, but it threatens to be REALLY derivative despite the fresh perspective (ahem). Still, I have hopes for this one - it's rare for anything from Capcom to gather my attention, but this one has both of my eyes. We'll just have to see how it stacks up come January.

Rottenwood
Rottenwood

But can it top the mind-blowing jetpack action of Pilotwings?

etai79
etai79

I like Rocketman.

ChrisM95
ChrisM95

Between this and Army of Two? I'll go with Dark Void.

metalkid9
metalkid9

that's the same day as army of two: 40th day. I hope they don't delay the PC version of the game.

tevic
tevic

I don't understand why they put it in the crowded post-holidays segment :)