Renegade Kid stakes Son of the Dragon

Dementium creator says development has halted on Dracula-inspired title that was to be published by Gamecock; new secret project in the works.

Gamecock Media Group had a strut within the industry to match its name, but the publisher struggled to back up its boasts with a string of quality titles. Arguably the greatest success the publisher enjoyed was Renegade Kid's Dementium: The Ward. An innovative first-person shooter for the DS, Dementium was heralded by critics for its technical prowess and atmospheric sound design.

Unfortunately, with Gamecock now pecking in Southpeak Games' pen, the publishing deal it struck with Renegade Kid for an unannounced title has lost its steam. In a post to the developer's Web site this week, Renegade Kid confirmed that it has halted work on its title, which was to be inspired by Bram Stoker's Dracula.

"Some of you may have heard about a secret 'Dracula' game that we signed with Gamecock in 2008," the developer wrote. "It brings us no pleasure to announce that it is no longer in development." Renegade Kid did, oddly, announce that the official title of the game would be Son of the Dragon and said that it hopes to return to the project sometime in the future.

It wasn't entirely bad news from Renegade Kid, though. Having shipped its Mastiff-published DS shooter Moon in January, Renegade Kid said that it has already begun development on its next project. Though no details on the mystery project were revealed, the developer said it hopes to have more information to share later this year.

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15 comments
wukepingu
wukepingu

I like the part when they say "DS shooter". ahahahhahahahaahahha

tidyspidey
tidyspidey

gamecock..... ha ha ha..... sounds like a name Nathan Barley would come up with..... "Hey kids, send a message to my Wasp T12 if you have any game ideas for gamecock!". That's totally spiggin Jackson.

Unkoil666
Unkoil666

Horrible news!!! I was really looking forward to seeing what Renegade Kid could do on the Wii. Their 2 DS titles were great games. Hopefully they continue work on this title at a later date as it seemed to be an interesting take on the Dracula story. In the words of Dr. Gonzo, "Godd***, what a bummer!"

Damundio
Damundio

Am I the only one who doesn't find 'Gamecock' completely hilarious? Anyway, shame about the game, sounded interesting. Can't wait for details on this new one though!

Dark_sageX
Dark_sageX

Gamecock? was that name really neccesary?

kavadias1981
kavadias1981

Hehe, I would call myself a mature adult... but Gamecock... heehee

Jigen32
Jigen32

This article reminds me something out of Grandma's Boy.

Saije
Saije

@The-Radiohead, Fariso Yeah cute, grow up.

VegetaMaelstrom
VegetaMaelstrom

Renegade Kid is a great developer on the DS. Its just too bad they got mixed up with the present day version of Ion Storm, those hacks called Gamecock.