Watch: ‘Daredevil’ Video Game Footage Reveals Concept for Canceled Release

     June 27, 2016


Marvelites in the gaming world are getting a brand-new Spider-Man video game for PS4, but there was a time when the superhero movie giant was not churning out any major releases for consoles. One of them was a first-person actioner tied to The Avengers, which the folks behind the YouTube series DidYouKnowGaming? detailed for us late last year. Now they return to tell of another project that Marvel laid to rest: Daredevil.

According to a video diving into what happened with this particular title, 5000ft Inc. and Encore were developing a game based on the concept of an open-world, third-person action-adventure starring the Man Without Fear for PlayStation 2. Rather than have an overarching story, it was said to be a series of vignettes highlighting some of the character’s biggest moments. The title was soon swept up in the rivalry between Marvel and Sony, the former prepping to release the Ben Affleck-led Daredevil film as a result of the latter’s development on Spider-Man.

Further adding to the complications was the veto power held by the console makers, so when Sony started suggesting the game have Tony Hawk Pro Skater-inspired actions, it wasn’t long before it seemed easier to can the whole thing. The game, tentatively titled Daredevil: The Man Without Fear, was canceled in 2004. What still survives is concept footage from the game, which you can watch in the video below. (The first example comes around the 2:00 mark).

Marvel and Sony are working together now, thanks to their cooperation over Spider-Man, and we’re getting a new web-slinging game because of it. Furthermore, the character of Daredevil got a chance at cinematic redemption thanks to Marvel’s deal with Netflix. Charlie Cox will return as the hero in the upcoming Avengers-style miniseries The Defenders.


Image via Encore


Image via Encore


Image via Encore


Image via Encore

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