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Crank The Weasel

Posted: Tue May 17, 2016 11:35 pm
by Alucard
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I think its notable, that this game was inspired by Conker's Bad Fur Day but set in a crazy 1930 cartoony world,
accompanied by swing and jazz music. The main character is a thieving weasel tramp. Sadly this game have never saw the light of the day as it was produced by Midway and then it was cancelled. At least it should deserve a small place here in the forums. Here is a link to an info page about the game:

https://www.unseen64.net/2008/04/15/cra ... cancelled/

And as I searched for some content I found two short videos from the game (they was uploaded recently in February this year) ... this is the first time where we can see the game in motion !!!!!

1 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sE2FChkRbzg

2 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BAeNZqzRHc4

Maybe this game will somehow be revived, because I think it looks just amazing and really deserves to exist and I really hope it will happen. It is also the right time for an forgotten genre like this (3d platformer).

Re: Crank The Weasel

Posted: Mon May 23, 2016 4:56 pm
by NPChilla
Wondering how this could be revived - since Warner Bros swallowed up Midway after the latter went under, is the idea now owned by Warners?

Re: Crank The Weasel

Posted: Tue May 24, 2016 6:56 pm
by Scrubber
This game looks pretty cool (but this thread is in the wrong section)

Re: Crank The Weasel

Posted: Tue Jun 07, 2016 10:45 pm
by Alucard
NPChilla wrote:Wondering how this could be revived - since Warner Bros swallowed up Midway after the latter went under, is the idea now owned by Warners?


I can't tell you who ownes the rights but I waited about 13 years too see some gameplay from this piece of art and finaly one of the creative leads posted the e3 trailer ... so maybe there is hope.

Re: Crank The Weasel

Posted: Tue Jun 07, 2016 10:46 pm
by Alucard
Scrubber wrote:This game looks pretty cool (but this thread is in the wrong section)


Im sorry for that I just thought it would be the right section since this was canceled and from the past.

Re: Crank The Weasel

Posted: Wed Jun 08, 2016 9:32 pm
by Scrubber
Alucard wrote:
Scrubber wrote:This game looks pretty cool (but this thread is in the wrong section)


Im sorry for that I just thought it would be the right section since this was canceled and from the past.

Past glories is for Playtonics past glories, IE Rare classics.

Re: Crank The Weasel

Posted: Thu Feb 09, 2017 6:31 pm
by luke11685
I heard Rare canceled this game back to ps2 games before rare was bought to microsoft.So I think now Crank the Weasel can be revived(ratchet and clank nexus was canceled on ps2 and revived for ps3).With all that 4k hd graphics.This could be next game after success of Yooka-Laylee launched on Xbox One as physical and digital copies of units maybe in this year or next one,maybe?
4K HD character look like this http://i.imgur.com/E9K7XnB.png ultimate shading techniques

Re: Crank The Weasel

Posted: Mon Mar 13, 2017 12:37 am
by Alucard
luke11685 wrote:I heard Rare canceled this game back to ps2 games before rare was bought to microsoft.So I think now Crank the Weasel can be revived(ratchet and clank nexus was canceled on ps2 and revived for ps3).With all that 4k hd graphics.This could be next game after success of Yooka-Laylee launched on Xbox One as physical and digital copies of units maybe in this year or next one,maybe?
4K HD character look like this http://i.imgur.com/E9K7XnB.png ultimate shading techniques


This game was not even developed by Rare, it was developed by Midway (Mortal Kombat, Rampage).
But Midway is now bankruptcy and I dont even know who owns the rights from this IP. Since it was cancelled I am still hope this game could be one day released.

Re: Crank The Weasel

Posted: Mon Mar 27, 2017 3:09 pm
by Rueckkoppler
I really like the artstyle / design of the creatures. This is really something that needs to be made with today's technology. It could look beautiful, maybe even with a cellshaded look to further lean towards 30s cartoons.

Re: Crank The Weasel

Posted: Thu Jul 13, 2017 10:28 pm
by Alucard
Here is more Crank The Weasel content recently uploaded:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1mkxDeUDt60

Re: Crank The Weasel

Posted: Thu Oct 12, 2017 3:18 pm
by Alucard
I think it is an early Alpha demo:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V9Iv6fXkLBA

Re: Crank The Weasel

Posted: Wed Oct 25, 2017 7:41 pm
by Alucard
Here is even a link for a playable demo but you can only explore one area.

https://www.mediafire.com/folder/2xdqdb ... WeaselDemo

Re: Crank The Weasel

Posted: Thu Oct 26, 2017 6:11 pm
by bigfanofoldrare
honestly the game was looking well.. but conker bad fur day was good too..

i never finish it , i think its time to play it back in xbox one rare retro game.