Red Fly Studio has released videos for a batch of prototypes of games they were working on for the Wii.
Red Fly Studio is a developer few have probably heard of unless they were big Wii gamers. The studio is best known for working on and porting games to the Wii. This includes Mushroom Men, Star Wars: The Force Unleashed II, and Ghostbusters. They’re also well known for working on a Darth Maul game that was sadly cancelled prior to Disney’s acquisition of Lucasfilm and the shuttering of LucasArts. Well, it turns out that they had a lot more planned for Wii.
The studio recently published four prototypes to their YouTube channel. These include a Wii re-imagining of the classic Dig Dug, Star Wars: X-Wing vs. Tie Fighter II, Devil May Cry, and a port of Batman: Arkham Asylum. The majority of these prototypes were done within a few weeks with the The Devil May Cry prototype having the most interesting backstory. Apparently, Capcom told the studio Devil May Cry could never be done on Wii, but it looks like Red Fly might have proved them wrong.
It’s a shame that Red Fly’s prototypes were never greenlit. The Wii was a console that was sorely in need of more third-party games, and Red Fly was one of the few third-party developers dedicated to developing for it. Hopefully Red Fly will get it’s time to shine with the upcoming Nintendo Switch. Maybe, if we’re lucky, EA will resurrect their Star Wars projects, which both showed much promise despite being prototypes.