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Watch: Marvel's Cancelled Daredevil Video Game

Posted By:Matt McGloin
Sat, 06/25/2016 - 14:38

Back in the day when Marvel was licensing out characters to the movie studios with Spider-Man and X-Men, they were also licensing out characters for video games.

Check out a video below from the DidYouKnowGaming? YouTube channel going over the cancelled 2003 PS2 Daredevil video game (and potentially PC and XBox).

The developers behind the project intially wanted to make it a third person game and bring scenes from the comic book to life.

Marvel was also fully involved with the cancelled Daredevil game and had final say over the creative decisions.

However, once news of the Ben Affleck Daredevil movie became known, the game expanded into becoming an open world game.

Trouble started brewing when Marvel and Sony started to butt heads over the creative direction. One example given is that Sony wanted to include "grinding" in the game (because Tony Hawk skateboarding was popular), which showed Daredevil sliding over wires, etc., but Marvel wanted to stay true to the comics.

Its further said that Microsoft (XBox) had more a laid back approach and let the developer do what they wanted to with the game.

Eventually, technical issues with the game (and internal strife) engine also added to its demise.

The plot of the cancelled Daredevil video game centered around the Kingpin being assassinated with the remaining crime lord fighting over for control of Hell's Kitchen.

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