Footage of a canceled Daredevil game has finally made its way online after 12 years of anonymity. The ill-fated title — in development at 5000ft Inc. — was a collaboration between Marvel and Sony.
The game was planned for an initial release that was to coincide with the cinema release of the similarly ill-fated Daredevil movie that starred Ben Affleck. However, according to inside sources, relationships between Sony, Marvel, and 5000ft Inc. were too combustible to allow for the game to make it to fruition.
From an over-controlling Sony hand to doped-up 5000ft Inc developers, Marvel apparently pulled all licensing agreements out of the deal. Reports of 5000ft Inc. developers taking illegal drugs at work and Sony attempting to implement Tony Hawk-style gameplay into the superhero tale meant that the game never had direction.
Originally, the game was set to release on PlayStation 2 (and later Xbox) as a third-person platformer-type game, but Sony wanted it to incorporate modern mechanics and for it to be an open-world game. It seems that this is when the troubles began.
The video below by Unseen64 documents the unseen footage as well as more in-depth game details:
Quite the revelation isn’t it? The man with no fear almost made it onto our consoles in what would have been the most bizarre superhero game of all time.