After giving Sonic the Hedgepig a retro revamp, one of many studios behind Sonic Mania hoped to have a crack at one other 90s platformer: Darkwing Duck. Headcannon Studios had hoped to make a brand new game based mostly on Capcom’s 1992 NES platformer, even making a demo and pitching it to the publishers, however Capcom didn’t chunk. Games are pitched and rejected on a regular basis, in fact, however that is one you can’t solely see, you possibly can obtain and play too. Here, you possibly can watch it first.
Headcannon say their pitched game was “based loosely” on Capcom’s NES adaptation of the Disney cartoon. Darkwing Duck would as soon as once more leap round and blast by baddies, this time packing a grappling hook so he can swing with homosexual abandon.
Headcannon’s Simon “Stealth” Thomley explains in an accompanying video that he’d wished to make a Darkwing Duck game for some time, and a few Capcom USA people he met at E3 appeared within the thought. But whereas Headcannon went on to make the one-level pitch demo, they acquired bounced between varied Capcom contacts for ages with no signal of hope, and finally Headcannon gave up.
“Some time after that, I was told by a credible source that Disney wouldn’t even be interested in that sort of thing right now anyway,” Thomley added. “So, we had just spent a few months of our own time working on something that’s not going to take us anywhere.”
Ploughing forward with a pitch demo regardless of not getting a agency response is a daring transfer however hey, at the least they’ve one thing to share with the world.
You can obtain Headcannon’s Darkwing Duck pitch demo over here for Windows, Mac, and Linux.
Capcom re-released ye olde Darkwing Duck in 2017 as a part of the The Disney Afternoon Collection.