Late last year we covered this little game called Unholy Night. For those that do not know, or don’t want to click that link and read up on it, this is a new Super Nintendo (Super Famicom in Japan) fighting game. Similar to classics such as Fatal Fury and Street Fighter II, Unholy Night is a one-on-one fighting game. That is not what makes this new game so interesting though.
Unholy Night is in development by former SNK employees. This is big news because it is rare to have someone that had professionally developed for consoles work on new games. Most of the homebrew that we cover is created by fans that are using third-party development software and are mostly self taught the ins and outs of whatever console they chose. I am not knocking homebrew independent developers; I am just making the point that with Unholy Night, we have a former professional developer at the helm. Someone whose job depended on getting the most out of whatever console they were working on.
Unholy Night features six fighters so far. Many feel this is lacking to say the least. Fans will be able to play single and two player in this one, and prove who is the best.
The developers behind Unholy Night have to their credit Samurai Showdown and King of Fighters for the Neo Geo console. As mentioned already, it will be interesting to see how Unholy Night performs in the hands of fans. There is a full set of of games listed on the Kickstarter page showing what member worked on in the past. Quite a list.
According to their Kickstarter, the NTSC cartridge they are working on here will only be compatible with the original Super Nintendo and Retro-Bit third party [consoles].
They claim to be at the pre-mass production stage and need help meeting the minimum purchase with the cartridge manufacturer.