Game <i>noir</i> announced for Revolution

Obscure Polish developer Nibris announces <i>Sin City</i>-esque title set in the 1930s--and presented entirely in black and white.

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."

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139 comments
hellpolice
hellpolice

This game looks amazing its almost castlevania-esque the look and feel could inspire castlevania spin -off, who knows!

tukkertje1992
tukkertje1992

This game looks like the best game ever made. Maybe even better then Fear, but i'll see. Defenitely gonna but the game

pigfish2
pigfish2

i look forward to more news

tclvis
tclvis

Um, pre WWI would make it the 1900-10s, not '30s. Look at the lady in the banner--Edwardian clothing, not Deco. This article's 3d paragraph is off by at least 2 decades. The game looks far more interesting, too, because the turn of the century isn't common for games, so different is definitely good.

greater_bird
greater_bird

I just hope the developers manage to put better spelling in the game than they managed in their statement. Good sentiment, but say hello to the spell checker next time...

emm333
emm333

Yay! Sadness still has a development life cycle!

Solidsnake13_2
Solidsnake13_2

This game, I can't say anything really right now, but I saw a user video for the trialer for it. The game reminds me of Eternal Darkness. Also reading the article above, hearing that its for like the adult scene. I will give this game a try. (I'm only 15 years old) I will look forward to this game. It looks sacry as of now. Mybe we can see more of the game when more screenshots and gameplay videos along with interviews start coming in. Until then, I will start tracking this game.

kungphooey
kungphooey

at first i thought some black and white thirties game would suck, but now it sounds interesting...

Myriam_D
Myriam_D

Argh, I need to see more on this. I stumbled across this in the "Similar Games" section and read "black and white" and was like "eh?" C'mon, this sounds interesting! We need interesting! I wanna hands-on or a demo or something to remind us that "Yes, we do exist", lol

72476
72476

This game is not about rapid gun fire or blowing zombies and monsters to bits. Infact, there isn't even any eveidence of a gun being available. This game is about freaking you out and totally ingrossing you in the game so that you sh!t yourself everytime a rat jumps out.

sclick7
sclick7

this game is gonna be awesome. cant wait till it comes out!

tuff_duk
tuff_duk

seems like nintendo may have a great game on their hands, the black and white art style will be amazing to see. seriously cant wait to play it.

theluuk
theluuk

this game has an awesome soundtrack. and noir graphics...sweeet ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- strawberryclock pwns y00 all BBBBBB

Jacktheflipper
Jacktheflipper

check out the website link - it's a horror game with no guns, still sounds pretty cool to me but for those of you expecting to play sin city the inspiration will all be on an artistic level. Dang I'd almost forgotten how much that movie rocked!

ghost1113
ghost1113

I dunno. Looks interesting, but I don't trust a company that can't spell words right in their press releases. "Definately "and "thise" indeed.

audiopirate_99
audiopirate_99

1) Nintendo 2) Wii console 3) Scary film noir game 4) ??? 5) PROFIT!!!

LittleDuck
LittleDuck

Revolutionary consoles need revolutionary games. You can't start a war without an army.

wikkedclown17
wikkedclown17

i think it'll be pretty kick ass if it's got some tommy guns and car chases

bmed
bmed

That's gonna be some cool stuff. Noir movies are really neat. Does anyone remembers Capitain Sky and the World of Tomorrow? One more word: Sweet. =D

JetLag123
JetLag123

an atmospheric game, not too shabby. of course, we'll have to see how it actually plays, but Im glad that the "kiddy" games lessening.

tienchiha
tienchiha

"I said it in the Red Steel article and I'll say it here: what is wrong with you ppl? Again, you know ABSOLUTELY nothing about this game at all and yet you're already jumping up and down proclaiming it's brilliance. Hell, this game doesn't even talk about the controller and yet you still think it's amazing bc it's on Rev. And please STOP saying this is Sin City on Rev because it's not. The game's black & white coloring was the only thing inspired from Sin City. Once again, all I'm seeing is posts from rabid fanboys. (select an action below) ______________ Report Abuse To Moderator Posted Apr 12, 2006 9:03 am PT " And maybe if you werent such a Gamespotter, then you wouldve read this too. "

smackbang
smackbang

sounds like it will be interesting. I wonder what in game uses they will revs have for the controller

Rev06
Rev06

HOORAY FOR THIRD PARTY SUPPORT. I REALLY BADLY WANT TO PLAY OUT TWILIGHT PRINCESS BY SWINGING AROUND THE CONTROLLER. Better start practicing.

Tedz-Revenge
Tedz-Revenge

Yet another reasn to get the rev . Black and white sounds cool

Supersonic2000
Supersonic2000

This is just making me salivate over the Revolution even more.

hoshio
hoshio

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hoshio
hoshio

One... Thanks for calling it "obscure" (irony), Two... It's nice that not only japs, americans, chinesse and koreans are starting to make games, Three... Pre-World War in a polish mind probably meens the "Pre-Second World War" but seeing a game in times before the First World War Four... With all respect, I'm hopeing for this game to be good but You can't expect it to be a Konami-like production, I meen I'm polish and I'm hopeing for another great polish game but I'm also realistic and I know how felow poles can mess things up^^" Five... The Revolution is not out yet, I'll say anything about it when it's out and I'll get a hands-on experience... The only thing is... How the hell can I use the Revolutionary controller on a 14" TV ?_? Six... I hope that action in the game will be situated in Eastern Europe (I know that for the most of You it's like the "End of the World") becouse I'm sick of japaneese "weird" world and the american "hood". Most of games situated in EE are IIWW games... Seven... Hopeing for the best and waiting for E3

sinceps1
sinceps1

Al_zindo "Good. However the 1930s setting doesn't sound too exiting. Most games based on that period of time kinda suck... except maybe for the Godfather... Still. it's good to see Nintendo with some fresh ideas." I wouldn't think a Polish AND obscure 3RD party developer would be really calaborating with nintendo on a game.... They are just publishing it on that system.... Nintendo has nothing to do with it. Like sony has nothing to do with Black.... or Metal Gear Solid.

jackoff_man
jackoff_man

Notice how the games that are being announced for Revolution are completely new and NOT, I repeat NOT ports from past systems. Hurray for Nintendo. Lets just hope they are good.

troakun
troakun

Wow this plus Red Steel. Revolutions getting some nice mature 3rd party exclusives and its not even E3 time yet. Let's all hope that they don't suck.

Volgin_1
Volgin_1

I've always had a nintendo system in my house for as long as I can remember along with a playstation2 and an xbox. I must admit when I first heard about the concept for the controller, I was very skeptical. But I now find myself getting pretty interested in the Revolution. Some games announced, it's predicted low price, massive online library, free wi-fi. Sounds good to me.

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jaefrmbk2k

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samekila
samekila

im old school so i would like to see a black and white horror movie style game im sure younger people wont give it a chance but not all games are for kids

diablusx
diablusx

Nintendo + adult game = the end of all humanity!

joestierman
joestierman

so.. are we going to just have to survive the depression?

Dean-a
Dean-a

Sadness is a horror game, not a gta gansta game, you will have to use your surroundings to survive, so survival horror it is, unlike RE with rocket launchers and stuff, you will have to use broken glass and other things you can find!

ocarina_jedi
ocarina_jedi

With every passing day, the Rev sounds more and more amazing. If games like this and Red Steel keep getting announced (and eventually deliver when they come out), then Nintendo will own all this time around!

Get_N_orGet_out
Get_N_orGet_out

Yeah looks kool looking forward to the Revolution already got 400$ saved up for it....125-225$ for the console(I'm in Canada so it's gonna be alittle higher over here then U.S I suppose.) and all the rest is going into controlers and games. Also RedSteel looks like a keeper.

FallenOneX
FallenOneX

You have to admit, Nintendo's really going all out for original IP's. Some may not agree, but I think it's better than waiting in line to buy your next gen system just to play slightly upgraded versions of games already out. And before the fanboys start saying I hate the 360/PS3, I'm talking about SSBM as well.

chrisdojo
chrisdojo

cool. hopefully this isn't a mobster GTA type game.

olthof
olthof

Nice, lets hope they get the decent support they deserve. If they had half as much support as the playstation they would have sold twice as many gamecubes.

maldaen
maldaen

"noir means night in french" No, noir means BLACK. Anyways, some of the stuff I've read about the game seems to indicate a survival horror game in first-person, centered around ideas of mental illness. I'm excited to learn more, and I hope NIBRIS finds a publisher. They're supposedly in talks with a few big names, but we'll see how it all pans out.

dhmy2kgto
dhmy2kgto

GOSH!!! Nintendo is really serious this time!!

KiLLer_ba
KiLLer_ba

Interisting, a game that takes place in the 1930's.

enemyvillain
enemyvillain

never played or seen a black and white game before except for 7killers was it??? cant say yet that im thrilled but as long as it going to be for revolution.i'm rooting.