I just saw this hit the presses – it looks like Signature Devices has been busy lately as just a few days ago we got a press release about them finishing work on a new turret based sci-fi shooter and now we have word of this. Let me quote the press release and then comment:
Signature Devices, Inc. (Pink Sheets: SDVI – News) is pleased to announce that the Company has finished development on an arcade video game that will include several well known comic book and television superheroes. Signature Devices has developed the game through the Company’s agreement with a major arcade video game publisher. The video game was developed using the company’s recently announced open-source Elemental Engine II.
The game will feature a four-player arcade style co-operative play. Players can play solo or as a team against the plot, which takes place in three separate locations on earth and other planets. Signature Devices has developed the game to allow players to control the powers and abilities of earth’s mightiest heroes in an action packed fight for justice against some of the greatest comic book villains. The Company has developed the game to truly come to life using the co- operative methods best utilized with two to four players at a time.
To me this sounds like it is a scrolling fighter of some kind, but I’ll contain my excitement until we know more details. Still from the sounds of it, I can’t see it being anything else. As for what superheroes we can only guess but I wonder if it will be the Justice League which seems to be popular at the moment. It wouldn’t be the first time we’ve seen a scrolling fighter with superheroes (remember X-Men?). The game should look nice too as it uses Signature Device’s Elemental Engine II which was made for PCs and the 360 and it sounds like it has some cool features. We don’t have any pics of this game yet but it might show up at ASI (which I actually might make it to) so if it does, I’ll be sure to get more information.
Either way I am excited to hear about this – if it stays exclusive to arcades for a long time and is fun then this is the sort of thing I’ve been wanting to see from developers. The release doesn’t say who will be publishing the game but I haven’t seen them release anything with anyone other than GlobalVR. Stay tuned as we find out more!