Dementium Creator Making Castlevania-Style DS Game

By Adam Riley 28.10.2009 10

Dementium Creator Making Castlevania-Style DS Game on Nintendo gaming news, videos and discussion

Renegade Kid is working on a new action RPG DS game that is similar to Castlevania. After releasing Dementium: The Ward and Moon on the Nintendo DS so far, US developer Renegade Kid is putting the finishing touches to Dementium II, as well as working on a Mario-style 3D platform game called 'Maximillian and the Rise of the Mutant Mudds.' However, on top of that, there are plans for an action-RPG adventure, in the same vein as the 3D Castlevania titles. However, sadly publisher support for brand new creative products on DS (and Wii, as Jools Watsham of Renegade Kid adds) is weak at the moment due to market conditions. Therefore, Watsham has requested a call to arms to show certain publishers there IS indeed interest in 3D platform and action-RPG adventures on the likes of the DS.

Check out Jools Watsham's latest YouTube video below for more information:


Cubed3 recently got an early version of Dementium II and will have a hands-on report up in the next couple of days.

Should Renegade Kid keep working hard on new content for DS and Wii? Will you be showing your support by posting comments on YouTube page?

Box art for Dementium II
Developer

Renegade Kid

Publisher

SouthPeak

Genre

Horror

Players

1

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Guest 28.10.2009#1

Wow he sure knows how to motivate people. I'm telling all my friends about this now!

I think no one would mind if you smiled at least once there Jools. Or forget about smiling, at least sound like you're not on the verge of killing yourself maybe.

Smilie I think this is a problem faced by many small developers at the moment. At least he's making the effort to rally the troops a bit. It can't hurt to support this cause. After all, Dementium is a good attempt at horror on DS, Moon was fun and from what I've played of Dementium II so far, it's the best of the three DS games from them.

Adam Riley [ Director :: Cubed3 ]
Guest 28.10.2009#3

Yeah, I was interested in maybe purchasing Dementium: The Ward. It's just that now I've seen a couple of videos by this guy I'm thinking that maybe I should NOT support this company so Jools can get a job where he can be happy.Smilie

Haha, he's got to be happy deep down, surely? Why else would he bother doing all these video updates for people? If he was so depressed I'm sure he wouldn't sit around making YouTube vids all the time...

Dementium II's cool - still no Nanashi no Game, though. Square Enix really has missed out on some easy money by not bringing that and its sequel here!

Adam Riley [ Director :: Cubed3 ]
Guest 28.10.2009#5

Veeeeeery deep down I think.
And making youtube vids is just part of his job, no? Since they don't have tv commercials and stuff for their games, he just has to do his part for promoting their games.

Yeah, I suppose so...With only 500 sales of Moon in the US first month, though, it seems these YouTube vids aren't quite as successful a tool as perhaps he hopes.

Maybe it's a case of overkill, though. If he did one 'every now and then' to update people, maybe more attention would be paid. Currently there are so many that it's tricky to keep up with them!

Adam Riley [ Director :: Cubed3 ]
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Well i tried Dementium and Moon before deciding to buy them and... well... sadly, even though anyone has to admit that they are among the best looking DS games released so far, in depth, they're rather average. They both suffered from one huge problem.

They're far too repetitive !

You might as well be seeing the same places over and over. I prefered Dementium to Moon for that matter. In Dementium at least the walls didn't all look the same, even though every room or corridor looked a lot like all the others.

But nevertheless, i feel bad about developpers like them. They put a LOT of efforts into crafting visually impressive titles for the handheld, and they're not getting as much interest as they really deserve. But to be perfectly honest i just can't invest the few money i have in buying games that to me are just "average". And that platform game is not inspiring me too much... maybe if we knew a bit more about it, how it works and plays, etc. The simple mention of Castlevania is enough to wake my interest though. But... 3D ? 3D Castlevanias are already averag games. I fear the worst... Well, wait n' see.

I've still got a handful of DS games to buy that deserve it more than Dementium and Moon do IMHO (like say ... Suikoden or Scribblenauts which i want real bad !). Great Wii games are coming to Europe in the next few months as well.

Still... it can't hurt to support the cause and if what jesusraz says about Dementium 2 is true, then it's likely that i'll get it when it's released (if it ever makes it to Europe. I hope they don't close before it's released here). I might even put it on my priority list to show support to this studio if it reveals to be really good and not suffer from the same problem its too big brothers did.

Cubed3 Limited Staff :: Review and Feature Writer

As for this smiling business, I didn't have any problem with the way he talked. Jool's isn't some PR monkey, so having a cheesy smile trying to promote the game would just look stupid.

That said, I rarely smile while talking too. Some people are just that way.

Guest 28.10.2009#9

Sure, but if you aren't enthusiastic about what you're trying to sell you shouldn't be surprised you aint making any money.

I really want to like their games more than I do. They look so good, but fall flat in gameplay.

I would definitely love to see more 3D adventure games and platform games. But make them good!

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