News Snatch: Watch Dogs, Divekick, Elite And Cancelled Darth Maul Game

Footage has emerged of a cancelled game from the Star Wars universe in which you play spikey bad guy, Darth Maul. Development begain in 2010 and the game was to be Nintendo exclusive but quickly moved multiplatform.

Texas based Red Fly Studio were working on the game before George Lucas requested it be changed to a a “buddy cop-like experience” starring Darth and the expanded universe character Darth Talon. Soon after that Lucasfilm stopped talking to the devs before cancelling the game completely.


Claim to Fame: Darth Maul (aka Ray Park) and his wife used to go to Trade, a legendary London nightclub and I have had the pleasure of busting some moves on the dancefloor with him.

Learn how Sucker Punch made the rather fab the 2D cinematics in inFamous: Second Son in this new video.

Work continues apace on the Assassin’s Creed movie, Deadline reports that the script is getting a polish by Adam Cooper and Bill Collage, who have worked on Exodus: Gods & Kings for Ridley Scott.

Now here’s an idea, you know the post-credit scenes Marvel always drop on their movies, what if the Assassin’s Creed movie had something to indicate a Watch Dogs film? Evidence is mounting that they are set in the same universe, check out this screen shot.


Can you see it? No? well if we flip the image…
…hello Assassin’s Creed logo.

Abstergo trucks have also been spotted in the game and ctOS has been mentioned in Assassin’s Creed 4. Easter Eggs or part of a bigger universe? I hope it’s the latter, and The Division is also part of the same universe too.

The endless production line of brick based games continues, LEGO The Hobbit is out on Friday and here is the launch trailer.

Housemarge are teasing their next game which is better than Resogun, and no, it’s not Resogun II.

Call of Duty: Ghosts has had a little hotfix: “Added killstreak point rewards for KC, DOM and Grind game types to promote objective play: KC: Half point rewarded for collecting tags, DOM: Half point rewarded for changing a flag to Neutral, and another half point from neutral to Captured, Grind: Half point rewarded for each tag banked.”

Hideo Kojima posted pictures of an iDroid iPhone case. Whether this is an actual thing you can buy has yet to be revealed.

Dark Souls II is getting patched over the next couple of days depending on which region are you in. Fixes include a bug involving Drangleic Castle door not opening, full for the full notes click here.

STOP THE PRESS! IMPORTANT NEWS! Watch Dogs has no jump button!

Johnny Gat is joining Divekick and will appear in the next-gen versions first, those on older systems will have to wait a little longer.

PS4 horrorfest Daylight will be launching in the UK on April 30th. We suggest you start stocking up on clean underpants right now.

PlayStation Access have helpfully listed over one hundred games that are coming (or have already arrived) for PlayStation 4 this year.

And Finally, prepare to waste the rest of the day: Elite (ZX Spectrum), Aladdin (Sega Megadrive), Super Metroid (SNES) and Speedball 2 (Amiga), all of which you can play now in your browser. For a load more, including Super Mario Kart, click here.



  1. That Darth Maul game looks pretty awesome, I bet that would have been fun, shame they decided to cancel it. Oh well, at least we have Angry Birds Star Wars, right?
    /Uncontrollable sobbing ensues.

    • Get yourself a copy of The Force Unleashed and if you can ignore the hammy scripting you’ll be right back there in Star Wars land, no birds and no Jar Jar :)

  2. One hundred percent gutted about that cancelled star wars game. It looked awesome. DAMN IT THERE NEED TO BE MORE STAR WARS GAMES… NOW!!!

  3. I would have loved that Darth Maul game!!!

  4. Interested to see what the Resogun news turns out to be.

  5. Intrigued about a new Housemarque game. I love Resogun, I’m just not that good at it, where as I was almost competent on Super stardustHD….

  6. Right, I’m not doing any more work today. ELITE is still one of the best games ever made. When are they going to make a modern version??

  7. Shame the Darth Maul game never came to life. So many good ideas lost.

  8. In the 100 Games video, at 2:30 there’s a clip of Diablo 3. Hurrah!

  9. I think it might just turn out to be additional content or some sort of an expansion for Resogun, in fact i’m fairly sure Housemarque mentioned something like that a little while ago. But another new game from them would be swell too!

    • Resogun DLC is on the way, this is a brand new game.

  10. I’m the opposite to you TC, I hope Watch Dogs and AC aren’t in the same universe, I hope they’re more just nods to each other. Far Cry 3 has some Abstergo signs too, so I think there’s a fair change they’re just easter eggs.

    That said, I can see how they would link it, with Aiden Pearce being a modern day Assassin, perhaps working in a cell similar to who Desmond was working with. And perhaps CtOS is run by the Templars who use it to help them with their goal of controlling everyone.

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