Canceled Daredevil Game Footage Revealed (VIDEO)
As long as home video game consoles have been around, superheroes have been a constant presence in the medium. With so many licensed characters from Marvel, DC, and elsewhere prime for video game adaptations, superhero games have essentially become their own genre. With ongoing series like the Batman Arkham franchise and a variety of Spider-Man titles over the years, comic book heroes have some of the best chances of success in sales. However, not all superhero games get a chance to see the light of day. Such is the case with newly uncovered footage of the canceled Daredevil game from the early 2000s.
PtoPOnline has shared a. new ten-minute video of canceled Daredevil game footage on their official YouTube channel. The game originally meant to be titled Daredevil: The Man Without Fear, was to be released for PlayStation 2, Xbox, and PC in 2003 as a tie-in to the Daredevil theatrical film starring Ben Affleck that also released that year. Developed by 5000ft, the footage shows several features that would essentially become synonymous with superhero video games, indicating that this game was somewhat ahead of its time.
The canceled Daredevil game would have seen players control Daredevil and Bullseye in an open-world version of New York, fighting enemies and traversing throughout the skyscrapers. The big mechanic that 5000ft seemed to lean into was a rail-grinding traversal system, similar to the mechanics seen in Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater games, with the caveat of riding them for too long would give the player character electric shock damage. Also seen, is Daredevil’s ability to see where enemies are, even behind buildings, similar to Batman’s detective vision in the Arkham games. For Daredevil, this is meant to make use of his enhanced senses, but this, funnily enough, ended up predicting a major feature utilized even in games outside of the superhero genre. The animations and textures in this footage are rather rough, but it shows a lot of potential for what the game could’ve been.
While the game was never launched, its echoes can be seen in modern superhero games today. And hey, Daredevil has a Fortnite skin now, so at least fans can finally see him dab and T-pose, so that’s something.
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