SouthPeak Games has revealed a reinvention of the its iffy PlayStation 2 title Brave: The Search for Spirit Dancer, set for release on the Wii, Xbox 360, and PSP this fall. The original game featured a young Native American in an action-oriented platformer who set out on an arduous journey to save his tribe from the evil Wendigo.
The new title, Brave: A Warrior’s Tale will feature a new spin on the old, taking place 70 years after the events in The Search for Spirit Dancer. Melanie Mroz, CEO of SouthPeak Games commented that “it plays as a flashback in which Brave describes the events of his life.” The PS2 visuals have been revamped, and a slew of new content has been added, most of which will be new to pretty much everyone, seeing as it’s a safe bet many gamers never played the original.
I am intrigued, however, as a port to the Wii should mean lots of new thrashing around with the Wii remote trying to perform basic moves. The original game received many a lukewarm reviews upon its first inception, so a re-imagination on the current-gen consoles may well see a polished platformer that puts a fresh spin on an old genre. Of course, I could be wrong.