Interplay is really cleaning out their closets. They realize that there is a large market for "good old games" that need a graphical update. We've already seen Descent
and Earthworm Jim
getting updated and brought to WiiWare. I missed the announcement, but last week they announced that MDK2
will be hitting WiiWare in addition to MDK2 HD
coming to the PC.
I actually have a CD for MDK2
in my backlog of games to play. I bought it for next to nothing last year but still haven't gotten around to playing it. This gives me added incentive to see what all of the fuss is about.
Side note: Which developer would you love to see jump on the band wagon and refresh a classic game?
Interplay and Beamdog Announce MDK2 on WiiWare and MDK2 HD on PC
(June 24th, 2010) — Interplay Entertainment Corp. and Beamdog partner to bring MDK2 to the Wii and MDK2 HD to the PC.
“It is a great pleasure to announce that we are returning to the adventures of Kurt Hectic, Dr. Hawkins and the 6-legged gun-toting robotic dog Max.”, said Hervé Caen, CEO of Interplay. "MDK2 was a great title to work on and we're happy to have some of the original team working on these new versions" seconded Trent Oster, co-Founder of Beamdog.
MDK2 for WiiTM is expected to be released during coming Winter and is planned for electronic distribution through Nintendo's WiiWareTM service. MDK2 HD will follow on the PC through the Beamdog digital distribution platform.
About Interplay (Nasdaq: IPLY.OB)
Founded in 1983, Interplay Entertainment is a developer, publisher and licensor of video game software headquartered in Southern California. The company has produced and licensed titles for many of the most popular interactive entertainment software platforms in the action/arcade, adventure/RPG and strategy/puzzle categories. Its portfolio of well-recognized Intellectual Properties includes Battlechess, Clayfighter, Dark Alliance, Descent, Earthworm Jim, Freespace, Giants, Messiah, MDK, Run Like Hell, Sacrifice and Stonekeep. Interplay also holds exclusive distribution rights to certain existing Fallout and Redneck titles.
For more information, please visit www.interplay.com.
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