There’s nothing like a bit of nostalgia, right? It takes you back to simpler times on earlier consoles. The thing about nostalgia is that it’s even better when it stops being a thing of the past and reappears in all new, spangly, face lifted glory. You’re probably wondering where I’m going with this, aren’t you? Well, those of you who remember a certain smart mouthed voodoo doll from their Xbox past will rather like the bit of news I have coming your way.
Developed by Beep Industries and published by Microsoft, Voodoo Vince made his debut back in 2003 as an Xbox exclusive. On account of having only been released for one console at the time this particular puzzle platformer seems to have been all but lost to memory, or has it?
Vince will be getting a resurrection in full HD glory from April 18th in “Voodoo Vince: Remastered.” From this date and at a cost of $14.99 the title will be available to Xbox One owners through Xbox Live, and for Windows users from the Windows Store and via Steam. If you can’t wait till April and happen to be lucky enough to have tickets, the game will also be making its first fully publically playable debut this weekend at PAX East.
Owning a voodoo doll is bags of fun if you happen to like a bit of paranormal mishchief. You can use the little figure’s special powers to do a range of weird and wonderful things. So what happens when you are the voodoo doll? This is the premise behind “Voodoo Vince: Remastered,” where you take control of the little doll as he tries to get back to his keeper Madame Charmaine. This will involve you exploring crawfish-laden swamps, graveyards and the rather excentric French Quarter of New Orleans. While doing this you will be able to wield an arsenal of thirty plus voodoo attacks including falling safes, prickly pushpins and lightning bolts.
The remaster will preserve all of the classic puzzling gameplay of the original while bringing it into gorgeous HD. Also being updated slightly is the soundtrack with select remixes by the game’s original composer Steve Kirk.
For fans of the original this may all be some very welcome news, indeed. For you newcomers out there this will hopefully be something worth playing. Until April, we’ll just have to push a pin in this one and see how we go.