How awesome is this? Interplay has announced that they are to revive the MDK franchise by re-releasing 2000′s Dreamcast/Playstation2 and PC shoot’em up MDK2. The game will be coming to Wiiware in early 2011. They’ve also announced a HD remake of the game for PC. The remakes will be handled by Beamdog.
I wonder if said HD remake will every make it’s way to PSN or XBLA? How about an MDK3? Who knows, either way, MDK is a brilliant franchise that deserves to be played all over again. This is great news. Go Interplay. Here’s the PR of the announcement.
nterplay and Beamdog Announce MDK2 on WiiWare and MDK2 HD on PC
June 24th, 2010, 9:00 AM – PRESS RELEASE
(June 24th, 2010) — Interplay Entertainment Corp. and Beamdog partner to bring MDK2 to the Nintendo 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 Wii™ is expected to be released during coming Winter and is planned for electronic distribution through Nintendo’s WiiWare™ 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.
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