When the Revolution was announced, Nintendo naysayers preemptively dismissed it as yet another platform oriented toward younger gamers. In the span of two weeks, however, that assumption has been proven wrong twofold. First came Ubisoft's announcement that it is working on Red Steel, an adult-oriented action game set in the modern Japanese underworld.
Today came news of a second Revolution game that is definitely not for kids. Polish developer Nibris has announced that it is developing Sadness, a film noir-inspired game for the next-generation platform.
The studio, who is so obscure it has the words "Yes, we do exist" on its Web site, was stingy with details. It didn't name a publisher, fix a release date, or identify a specific genre. It did, however, crow about how Sadness will be the first game with all black-and-white graphics, citing the recent crime thriller Sin City as an inspiration. It also said the game would be set "pre-World War," giving it the same 1930s setting as many classic crime films.
In a somewhat garbled statement, "Nibris employee" Lukasz "CassSept" Oskard praised the vision of Nintendo, which his company will develop for exclusively. "Nibris decided to follow Nintendo's path, which definately (sic) fights the stagnation which has occurred in video games and creates new trends," he said. "With thise (sic) move, we want to create a unique environment, which is only available in Sadness."