Phew, Descent WiiWare Still in Development...Wait, What?

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Posted by patrickklepek (6436 posts) -

Prepare the vomit bag! 
Prepare the vomit bag! 
Having the word "descent" in a headline yesterday squirreled the nausea-inducing Descent series into my head. It also reminded me that Interplay once tasked someone with porting Descent to WiiWare. There's been nothing on Descent for WiiWare in nearly a year, though, so I decided to ask the question all the other gaming writers of the world weren't willing to ask: what happened to Descent for WiiWare?

Turns out it's still alive at developer G1M2, who last worked on SNK Arcade Classics 0 for PSP.  

"Thank you for asking us about Descent for Wii," said a company spokesperson. "It is still in development and we are hopeful that the project will be completed soon. While it has taken longer than expected, we are hopeful that people will like the final product when it comes out. More details to come soon..."

One less mystery of the world to solve, guys.  (Nobody tell Jeff about this.)
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#1 Posted by patrickklepek (6436 posts) -

Prepare the vomit bag! 
Prepare the vomit bag! 
Having the word "descent" in a headline yesterday squirreled the nausea-inducing Descent series into my head. It also reminded me that Interplay once tasked someone with porting Descent to WiiWare. There's been nothing on Descent for WiiWare in nearly a year, though, so I decided to ask the question all the other gaming writers of the world weren't willing to ask: what happened to Descent for WiiWare?

Turns out it's still alive at developer G1M2, who last worked on SNK Arcade Classics 0 for PSP.  

"Thank you for asking us about Descent for Wii," said a company spokesperson. "It is still in development and we are hopeful that the project will be completed soon. While it has taken longer than expected, we are hopeful that people will like the final product when it comes out. More details to come soon..."

One less mystery of the world to solve, guys.  (Nobody tell Jeff about this.)
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#2 Edited by Goldanas (566 posts) -

Nostalgia of my friend's old overworked voodoo cards comes rushing back.

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#3 Posted by sileonex (69 posts) -

I could go for a new Descent.

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#4 Posted by Rave (427 posts) -

Cool been wanting to try a decent game.
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#5 Posted by jking47 (1290 posts) -

wiiware news ftw!

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#6 Posted by PhatSeeJay (3331 posts) -

I could go with some proper Descent. Loved that music.

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#7 Posted by Eribuster (785 posts) -

WiiMotion Plus six axis navigation. Oh man, that would be so sick in many ways.

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#8 Posted by fisk0 (6380 posts) -
@SileoNex said:
" I could go for a new Descent. "
Same here. Kind of curious how a modern Descent title would look and play. Wouldn't mind a PSN/XBLA/Steam release of 1 and 2 with online multiplayer either.
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#9 Posted by PXAbstraction (394 posts) -

I'd buy an updated Descent on WiiWare if it controlled well.

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#10 Posted by OldManLollipop (360 posts) -

Who got nauseous playing Descent? I played that game for three years straight and never got sick playing it.

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#11 Posted by chrominance (24 posts) -

I bought a Saitek Cyborg Evo on the off chance that a) I would replay the Descent and Freespace games, and b) that maybe, possibly, someday they'd make a modern Descent or Freespace. That zero-g ship section in Red Faction: Armageddon is the closest I've seen yet to a modern Descent.

Also really curious to see how a Wiiware version of Descent works! Can't even figure out how the flight controls would work.

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#12 Edited by Vorbis (2762 posts) -

Just reminded me of picking up Descent and Tunnel B1 on the same day, one game got played the hell out of, the other got played once. I still don't know what Tunnel B1 was meant to be.

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#13 Posted by TepidShark (1409 posts) -

Man, I could remember playing Descent on the computer they had in my homeroom in middle school. Those were the days.

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#14 Posted by StealthRaptor (568 posts) -

Oh man, now I just need some Fury 3 and Terminal Velocity!

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#15 Posted by Xpgamer7 (2477 posts) -

Vomit storm incoming.

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#16 Posted by TheFakePsychic (255 posts) -

Descent was the first major PC game that I ever played. So much fond memories~

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#17 Posted by zudthespud (3332 posts) -

"Thank you for asking us about Descent for Wii," said a company spokesperson.


Sounds like you made someones year Patrick. 
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#18 Posted by Milkman (18922 posts) -

Patrick Klepek always asking the hard hitting questions like "Hey, is Descent for WiiWare cancelled?"

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#19 Posted by Sin4profit (3421 posts) -

i missed out on Decent, never played one, so i wouldn't mind checking it out at this point to see what the talk is about.

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#20 Posted by umdesch4 (787 posts) -

Oh man, those crazy 6DOF games are the best! While they're at it, I'd go for another kick at Forsaken. Remember this?

  

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#21 Posted by Cheapoz (1142 posts) -
@umdesch4: Forsaken was THE BEST.

Pine Mine.
Solaris.
Pine Mine.
TITAN.

LOVED IT.
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#22 Posted by patrickklepek (6436 posts) -
@Milkman said:
" Patrick Klepek always asking the hard hitting questions like "Hey, is Descent for WiiWare cancelled?" "
Ex-actly.
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#23 Posted by RobertOrri (1183 posts) -
@Vorbis said:
" Just reminded me of picking up Descent and Tunnel B1 on the same day, one game got played the hell out of, the other got played once. I still don't know what Tunnel B1 was meant to be. "
Man, I remember that game. I really didn't like it.
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#24 Posted by MichaelBach (967 posts) -

Ahhh.. brings back found memories :)

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#25 Posted by PerryVandell (2219 posts) -

Descent on the 3DS might be the game that actually gives me motion sickness. 

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#26 Posted by ch13696 (4760 posts) -

I bought all the Descents at a thrift store in mint condition a few months back. Still haven't played them yet.

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#27 Posted by Jethuty (1052 posts) -

I really, really like patrick and i think he is the best thing that has happend to giantbomb in a long while. 


And he is an awesome writer


But patrick son, you gotta ease up on those headliners. Its getting old, fast :(
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#28 Posted by dvorak (1516 posts) -

I love Descent. All 3 games are for sale on GOG.com for cheap.


Anyone that loved Descent should also check out Miner Wars, as it's basically a new age Descent clone with awesome tech.
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#29 Posted by Evilsbane (5567 posts) -
@zudthespud said:
" "Thank you for asking us about Descent for Wii," said a company spokesperson.

Sounds like you made someones year Patrick. 
"
GUYS WE GOT AN EMAIL!  THEY"RE ASKING ABOUT DESCENT GET IN HERE Holy SHIT!
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#30 Posted by jmfinamore (1092 posts) -

I have the OpenGL port of Descent 2 on my computer as we speak. I was able to play it off the disk (DOS Box is the coolest thing ever), but couldn't resist high resolution.


    
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#31 Posted by SuperfluousMoniker (2928 posts) -

I'd play a remake of Descent. Damn fun game.

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#32 Posted by godzilla_sushi (1353 posts) -

Personally, I liked the Virtual Boy version. I lost my vision, but games couldn't have gotten any better then that anyway, right?

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#33 Posted by selbie (2456 posts) -

Finally a title i might buy from wiiware

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#34 Posted by ArbitraryWater (14743 posts) -

Already Patrick Klepek is pulling his weight around here. Not only do I now know that Descent is being made for wii ware, but also that there is a video game called Descent!

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#35 Posted by btman (1114 posts) -
@ArbitraryWater said:
" Already Patrick Klepek is pulling his weight around here. Not only do I now know that Descent is being made for wii ware, but also that there is a video game called Descent! "
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#36 Posted by PulledaBrad (631 posts) -
@ArbitraryWater: You make me feel old. Quit it.
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#37 Posted by Swordfish9 (170 posts) -

OMG the Descent game?! Man, that is soooo ancient.

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#38 Edited by voltan (112 posts) -

I was 14 when Descent came out. We played it on school computers(We just got new computers). Never had any stomach problems.
I feel old.

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#39 Posted by LordAndrew (14601 posts) -
@patrickklepek said:
"  "Thank you for asking us about Descent for Wii," said a company spokesperson.  "
I like that response. "Thanks for remembering that this game exists." :)
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#40 Posted by motang (84 posts) -

I remember playing the crap about this game with VooDoo 3000, I loved that video card!

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#41 Posted by Ley_Lines (307 posts) -

Am I the only person who read that as DECENT wiiware?

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#42 Posted by Tebbit (4589 posts) -

I freakin' love Decent.

It's gonna be hell on the Wii though, unless they make a joystick attachment.

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#43 Posted by sandwich_adjustment (703 posts) -

Descent + Sidewinder3D = i was a god of the tunnelz

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#44 Posted by CozmoD (17 posts) -

Are they going to make it less nausea inducing? I hope so. I hope that's the reason for the delay. I remember how motion sick this game used to make me. Nothing made me more sick, though, than Wolfenstein 3D

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#45 Posted by lockwoodx (2531 posts) -

It was a bad game then. Men stuck with quake.

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#46 Posted by Nomin (1004 posts) -

Descent + 3D: possibly the ultimate vomit trip

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#47 Posted by MadExponent (321 posts) -
@Rave: i c wat u did ther
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#48 Posted by reddin (432 posts) -

The only things I remember from Descent are tunnels and feeling sick.

So this would have been more interesting to me if this was a story about Decent WiiWare, which this could turn out to be I guess, but is otherwise pretty rare. 
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#49 Posted by Shaanyboi (1544 posts) -

I remember having a copy of Descent 3. I was pretty young at the time, and pretty confused as to what I should be doing


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#50 Posted by steelknight2000 (513 posts) -

Klepek scoops the NDX once again!

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