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Submitted by dungeonboss 1042d ago | news

Welcome to Big Blue, the next gen game by the original Ecco the Dolphin team

After several unsuccessful attempts pitching a revival of the Ecco the Dolphin series to Sega, the original developers have banded together on a Kickstarter project to bring a completely new game with the same essence of the original Ecco games to modern devices. (Android, Ecco the Dolphin, iPad, iPhone, Kickstarter, PC, PS3, PS4, Wii U, Xbox 360, Xbox One)

a_bro  +   1043d ago
Wow. Wtf saga....
a_bro  +   1042d ago
damn 8 disagrees because i thought that Sega made the wrong decision for not backing this game, or the fact that i wrote "Saga" instead of sega????
itz_zombies  +   1042d ago
People probably misunderstood your comment.
vickers500  +   1042d ago
wrong article, delete comment
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IAMERROR  +   1042d ago
are you honestly surprised?
Snookies12  +   1043d ago
That is awesome... Ecco was one of my favorite Genesis games, I am most definitely going to support this!
MikeMyers  +   1042d ago
Agreed. It was a big game back then.
Snookies12  +   1042d ago
After reading through the Kickstarter info on this, I have to say... This project sounds REALLY ambitious. That part about seeing over a million dolphins at once and how they've formed together making over a hundred calls to each other a minute. Man, the imagery I get from that is crazy. I hope this gets funded, I really do.
Leviathan  +   1042d ago
I dunno. If this gets enough attention, one of the big 3 hopefully will give give these guys a shot.

links: http://www.illumina-studios...

http://www.kickstarter.com/...
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dungeonboss  +   1042d ago
That would be fucking AWESOME. I can totally picture chilling playing this on the Wii U Gamepad. Someone needs to get these guys in touch with Dan Adelman at Nintendo.

https://gdc2013.nintendo.co...
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Hellsvacancy  +   1043d ago
Chakan The Forever Man, wow I forgot about that game, it was awesome, I LOVED it as a child, as well as Echo The Dolphin

The Concept sounds really cool, I hope plenty of people back it
Sandmano  +   1042d ago
I remember playing the jaws game...
b_one  +   1042d ago
riding on nostalgia... ;)
Orionsangel  +   1042d ago
Ecco the Dolphin: Defender of the Future on PS2 still looks better! It's in 3D!
Daves  +   1042d ago
Would be great if Tim Follin did the soundtrack. He's busy in TV/commercials production these days though. :/
Kratoscar2008  +   1042d ago
I want to control a Shark! Make it happen Sega and you will have my money (Enjoyed Jaws Unleashed)
Jyndal  +   1042d ago
You're the first person I've ever heard say they enjoyed Jaws:Unleashed.
Kratoscar2008  +   1042d ago
Im a fanboy of the movies (I have seen Jaws 2 10 times already) and Sharks are my favorite animals.

JU was pretty awesome, i dont see why people didnt liked it.
Snookies12  +   1042d ago
They said you get to control ANY animal you can find. So yes, sharks would be controllable. :]
Skate-AK  +   1042d ago
Here is a list it some playable creatures.

Singers (Sea Mammals)

These are dolphins, killer whales, and whales. These creatures are our our playable characters and Non-Playable characters.

Leviathans

Leviathans are massive creatures, which can only be described as sea monsters. In the world of the Big Blue nothing is bigger than a Leviathan, which make blue whales of today look like minnows.

Sea-Dragons

Sea Dragons are a new species of creature. They are fast and able to fly above the surface for short distances. Sea Dragons are extremely intelligent and are able to swim to depths that no other creature can. Sea Dragons are very rare and elusive. You may play the big blue for months and never see one. If you do, beware, they could be deadly.

Gyreforms

Gyreforms are strange malignant life forms that evolved from the accumulation of plastic trash in the pacific gyre.  Since it evolved from plastic, this parasitic life form is NOT organic.
TheMutator  +   1042d ago
first day!!!!
HmongAmerican  +   1042d ago
just add guns and first person views and it will sell million. <sarcasm>
e-p-ayeaH  +   1042d ago
dont forget the killstreaks!
RememberThe357  +   1042d ago
I'd buy that shit!
isarai  +   1042d ago
Eh ionno, the footage they show so far looks rather bland and cheap, i'd like to see what it turns into though.
Snookies12  +   1042d ago
It's nowhere near finished yet, that was just the prototype of the game. It'll look nothing like that as a final product (considering that if it gets funded, it won't be finished until 2014).
NeoTribe  +   1042d ago
Everytime ive ever heard someone say that its never gotten better looking. Lets just hope it plays good and is interesting. Swimming around as a few species of underwater creatures doesnt exactly sound like gaty material.
Snookies12  +   1041d ago
@NeoTribe - Are you hearing people say that with demos, betas, alphas, or prototypes? Because demos, betas, and alphas are all representative of final work. Prototypes on the other hand are not. They are simply an idea. Whereas anything past alpha stage is your game itself.
RememberThe357  +   1042d ago
I'd like to see a full 3D under water game, but not a side-scroller. If the game is going to look like the iPad game they were playing I really don't want anything to do with it. But if it looks like the 3D video they played toward to end, I'm all over it.

EDIT: The Prototype of the game is weak, it's not at all like the 3D video. This is a side-scroller. Not for me.
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Snookies12  +   1042d ago
As I stated just above your comment, that's a prototype. It means that it's an idea, not at all representative of the final game. It most likely won't be anything like that when it's released.

Even if it was a sidescroller though, that's what Ecco was back in the day. I'm sure most fans would appreciate that. Though I think they said it would be 3D however...
dungeonboss  +   1042d ago
Endless Ocean on the Wii was pretty awesome. It would be cool to have something like EO in HD.
BATRA  +   1042d ago
love this game yes
Th3 Chr0nic  +   1041d ago
that looks too much like an under the sea screensaver
lovegames718  +   1041d ago
I was a big ecco fan back in the days and it had some of the bext graphics for its time! Gameplay was sweet too.

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