“When we were doing this, about halfway through we realized that this was actually turning out to be something really fun and that other people would enjoy it. For a while, we just though, ‘Hey, this is satisfying our geeky needs, and we don’t know how many people out there would really like it.’
But now, it’s starting to look like a lot of people like this sort of thing. And the response we’ve gotten is so positive that it’s going to be hard to think that we wouldn’t follow up with something along these lines,” Mika said in an interview with Gamasutra.
Part of what made Dark Void Zero memorable was the origin story Other Ocean created for it. They announced it as a revival of a lost Capcom NES game called Dark Rift equipped with a special chipset. Hate to spoil this, but Dark Rift doesn’t exist. Other Ocean pitched the idea for Dark Void Zero to Capcom who were receptive to the idea of a NES style prequel for DSiWare.
Dark Void Zero is now available for PCs and the iPhone today. With Dark Void Zero complete, I wonder what other modern retro prequels they are concocting. 8-bit Monster Hunter or Marvel vs. Capcom would be interesting to see.