Nobody asked for this HD remaster, but we are certainly getting it! Developer Beep Games has announced plans to remaster Voodoo Vince for the Xbox One and PC. You can go ahead and vote for it on Steam Greenlight,
Voodoo Vince was already something of a throwback to mid-90s mascots when it launched back in 2003 on the original Xbox. The 3D platforming genre had not quite gone out of style yet, and western developers began flocking onto the scene with an array of forgettable games like Dr. Muto, Scaler, Vexx, Tak and the Power of Juju, and Blinx: The Time Sweeper. Oh, those were the days… that I don’t miss.
On the flip side, though, let’s not forget about great franchises like Ratchet & Clank, Sly Cooper, and Psychonauts.
Voodoo Vince was one of the semi-quality games to emerge from this movement, but it’s not nearly as well known as the three above. As long as you’re not expecting Super Mario Sunshine, you’ll be fine. The game stars an endearing mascot who injures himself to damage enemies, and his puzzle-platformer levels unfold in a dark rendition of New Orleans. While the game itself is a bit of fun, it is the music that fans remember nowadays. Steve Kirk’s soundtrack ranks among the most underrated of all time.
Beep Games plans to keep the platforming intact, but it will update the screen resolution, frame rate, and a few select tracks from the musical score.
Voodoo Vince HD will be released through the ID@Xbox program, and it will also be coming to Windows 10. Any fond memories of Voodoo Vince out there? Do you plan on picking it up? If Yooka-Laylee can get my platforming nostalgia flowing, it might have a place in a corner of my heart.