Shadow Complex developer Chair Entertainment is hopeful that a sequel to the 2009 downloadable action game will be released someday. Co-founder and creative director Donald Mustard told GameSpot today that not even fans could match the developer's eagerness.
"We certainly love Shadow Complex. As much as there are fans out there that want more Shadow Complex, I promise they don't want it more than we do," Mustard said. "We want it more than anyone. When the time is right, we sure hope to return to the Shadow Complex series."
Shadow Complex was released exclusively on Xbox Live Arcade in August 2009 and set sales records at launch. In September 2011, then-Epic Games design director Cliff Bleszinski said, "Shadow Complex 2 is sitting there; it's actually largely designed. We just need to find a partner that will help us to finish it so we can bring it to market."
Chair Entertainment reportedly began work on the sequel but was pulled off the project to work on Infinity Blade, Epic Games' first offering for iOS platforms. More than 40 million Infinity Blade games have been downloaded to date, and a third installment is due out next week.
When it launched on Xbox Live Arcade in 2009, Shadow Complex drew comparisons to Nintendo's Super Metroid line of 2D side-scrolling action adventure games. The game melds high-intensity shooting with exploration, as players gain new abilities that open up new areas, where more abilities can be found to unlock more areas, and so on.
For more on the original title, check out GameSpot's review of Shadow Complex.