Gameplay, Combat & Navigation Animatics For THE FLASH Cancelled Video Game

In 2008, animator Eli Enigenburg, help to create navigation, combat and gameplay animatics to show Brash Entertainment and DC how Bottlerocket envisioned gameplay for The Flash video game.

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By nailbiter111 - 12/11/2013

NAVIGATION ANIMATIC


  • COMBAT ANIMATIC


  • GAMEPLAY ANIMATION



  • At the beginning of 2008, Brash Entertainment, who owned the license to DC Comics games, hired Bottlerocket Entertainment to create a video game adaption of the DC Comics character, The Flash. Sadly, Brash Entertainment would go out of business in November of 2008, and the game was cancelled. By that time, Bottlerocket Entertainment had already already put in 10 months of work, 3 to 4 months of pre-production and 6 months of actual production. Still another year's worth of work was needed to get it ready for store shelves. The videos that you see above were gameplay animatics that were put created by Bottlerocket "to demonstrate and develop the player experience for a video game."

    The basics were planned to go something like this: the game was broken down into chapters with each chapter culminating in a boss fight against one of the Rogues Gallery. During the chapter the player would have been going on missions that he received either by intercepting police broadcasts or accepting them from various NPCs around the two cities (the player was confined to Central and Keystone cities; no world exploration allowed for the first game). At the time we had three core principles for the missions: racing (going from one point to another as quickly as possible), moving combat (fighting against other speedsters or moving vehicles ALA Road Rash), and arena combat (fighting against criminals at a location). All the missions in the game would stem from these principles, mixed and matched as needed. We had enough scenarios planned out that no two missions would ever had the same story wrapper. Oh yeah and it is important to note that we were working with famed DC writer Marv Wolfman. He was writing the overall storyline, the mission flavor, and the dialog. - anonymous source told leakybattery.wordpress.com


    Earlier today, I posted some of Roger Robinson's fantastic concept art from The Flash cancelled video game, which you can view by click here, and if you'd like to see even more concept art click here.
    Source: Eli Enigenburg
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    MegaMatt - 12/11/2013, 8:13 PM
    yaaaaaayyyy.....frash!
    GuardianAngel - 12/11/2013, 8:17 PM
    His combat feels a bit too acrobatic. But that truck scene looks pretty damn cool. I hope whatever Rocksteady's doing will one day lead to a Flash game.
    Super12 - 12/11/2013, 8:23 PM
    A Flash game could really work. I hope DC starts making more games like Arkham for other characters. Flash, Green Arrow, and Aquaman all could have some EPIC games made for them...
    DJRock93 - 12/11/2013, 8:28 PM
    This would've been really cool. Injustice didn't do the character...justice.
    Fastestmanalive - 12/11/2013, 8:42 PM
    This game looks awesome. Too bad it never came out.
    SnapperCarr - 12/11/2013, 8:59 PM
    Looks great. Hopefully Rocksteady does a Flash game one day.
    SnapperCarr - 12/11/2013, 9:01 PM
    I really like the scope they are trying to achieve, which hppefully if their ever will be a Flash movie, it will have.
    SnapperCarr - 12/11/2013, 9:01 PM
    *hopefully
    bluedude - 12/11/2013, 9:01 PM
    I remember hearing a long time back that rocksteady was making a silver age justice league video game
    I guess not but I would like to see them do some other super heroes
    CPBuff22 - 12/11/2013, 9:13 PM
    Was it just me or did the music during the combat animatic sound a lot like the Batman Animated Series theme music?
    lsc2222 - 12/11/2013, 10:16 PM
    @CPBuff22

    It's the theme from the old live action Flash tv show starring John Wesley Shipp. Danny Elfman did he score, he's done alot of the Batman movies as well. That's why it sounds similar.
    SuperiorMrGod - 12/11/2013, 10:48 PM
    cewl
    CBFan - 12/11/2013, 11:21 PM
    Wow man, again I have to say that I hope WB Games decide to make this game now! From what I'm seeing so far, this game would have been cool! I know it can be done, and done well, so, hopefully, WB/DC will decide to look into developing this game for next gen consoles!
    MCMLXXXII - 12/11/2013, 11:22 PM
    that's actually pretty cool.. shame it didn't get made..
    actionmoviefanatix - 12/11/2013, 11:54 PM
    Am I the only one that thinks it looks dumb? It would be pretty sweet to be able to take control of Flash in an open world but this just looks not good. Flash requiring a speed powerup to catch up to the truck? Flash slamming his body into a moving truck at full speed? Flash doing spin attacks? Flash jumping thirty feet into the air with a Mortal Kombat uppercut? Looks like they were creating something designed for kids, not serious gamers and hardcore comic book fans.
    dckizzle - 12/12/2013, 12:44 AM
    Wish they sell it
    venkman9993592 - 12/12/2013, 12:50 AM
    They will make a million more Batman, Superman, or entire DCU games before they ever make Flash game. No hope for Aquaman, Wonder Woman or anyone else. They may throw Constantine a bone tho
    Masterpace - 12/12/2013, 3:15 AM
    Looks more like QTE than actual gameplay.
    konoyaro - 12/12/2013, 3:50 AM
    i wonder if the only way to mimic fast action and reflexes into a VG is by using QTEs nowadays.
    anyway if that's was their idea to implement the combat system im glad it got stoped earlier.

    no my cup of tea though.
    MightyZeus - 12/12/2013, 3:59 AM
    It looks insane. The visuals reminds me something that David Lynch created.

    However i do believe that there has to be a Flash video game along with a proper Superman game.
    HecticHector - 12/12/2013, 4:01 AM
    I've said it before and I'll say it again: BRING THIS PROJECT BACK!

    A 3D Flash game would be amazing. Not too keen on the combat style, though.
    BackwardGalaxy - 12/12/2013, 6:20 AM
    Seems pretty cool.
    CrashTest - 12/12/2013, 6:22 AM
    Man, its really to bad! This and the canceled Avengers were looking to be really great games.
    GoldenOne33 - 12/12/2013, 9:07 AM
    That was cool. Looks like it was based on the 90's show.

    Looks like he was comedtic.i still feel Bradley cooper

    should still play him. Get a good looking Blonde Comedic actor to play him.
    RajunRemyLebeau - 12/12/2013, 9:10 AM
    It's like Spidey has the Speed Force.
    Bigred20 - 12/12/2013, 1:10 PM
    y do all the good games get scrapped?!
    ImTheCaptainOfThisShip - 12/25/2013, 5:29 PM
    geez, rocksteady makes one good batman game and everyone wants them to do the whole [frick]ing DCU, well i guess its not like any other developer is allowed to, right?

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