Non-3D Mad Dog McCree Coming to 3DS
In the 90’s there was something of a sensation sweeping the nation: FMV games. Games consisting entirely of live-action cutscenes where the only interaction the player had was to choose what direction to go. They were know for their high-quality acting and amazing technology and… Okay, I can’t even finish typing that sentence. They were known for having terrible acting and barely even being games. The one that kicked off this trend was a little diddy called Mad Dog McCree, and we’re getting yet another version of it.
Nintendo World Report says that they were told by the VP of Development at Engine Software, Ruud van de Moosdijk, that they will be releasing Mad Dog McCree on the 3DS eShop “very soon.” When asked about the game Moosdijk said,
“We got in touch with [Digital Leisure] and said you know, Mad Dog McCree, you guys own the license, how about a 3DS version?”
The game will keep its FMV style but will not take advantage of the 3DS’s stereoscopic, however, because “there’s really no 3D in the 3DS version because how were you gonna do that?”
This is not the first time the game has been re-released. In 2009 the Mad Dog McCree Gunslinger Pack was released for the Wii, which included the original game, its sequel, Mad Dog McCree II: The Lost Gold and The Last Bounty Hunter. And just last year the game was released on iOS devices.
There is no real reason for this to be a thing. It sounds like someone at Engine Software made a bet with someone else that if they re-re-released this game that someone would buy it. It has already been on two other gaming platforms in the past three years, and the people who own a 3DS and would want to buy this probably has a Wii and already bought the damn thing.
Will you people buy this game when it comes out on the eShop? Should this version of the game even exists? Let us know in the comments or in the forums.