You might not have heard of the MDK series, but it's brilliant. For those that haven't played it, it's basically about aliens invading Earth, but you can take control of either Kurt Hectic, who's decked out in the high-tech 'coil suit' complete with a parachute and a chaingun on his arm; Dr. Fluke Hawkins, an eccentric scientist who has to use his wits rather than guns, and his incredible skill of combining everyday items to make complex appliances. And finally you can play as Max, the greatest of Dr. Hawkins' inventions. He's a robotic six-legged dog with a taste for extreme firepower, and his levels are usually the complete opposite of the Doctor's in that they are quite straight forward as you wield up to four different guns at a time and blast your way to victory.
To be honest we'd like to see a new MDK on any platform, but the idea of using the Wii U controller screen to cobble together ridiculous weaponry out of everyday items has got our inner Macguyver in a tizzy.
A version of MDK 2 was released through WiiWare earlier this year, and a HD remake of the game was released just a few weeks ago. What's amazing is that despite being released for Dreamcast and PC in the year 2000, the gameplay still holds up incredibly well today. The environments are a little bare by today's standards but the jumping and shooting feels just as smooth and responsive as ever.
Publisher Interplay has expressed interest in doing a follow up for a few years now and we think the time is right. Though we're not sure whether it will be made by Overhaul Games, who did the HD version of MDK 2 and is comprised of former Bioware employees, or if Bioware themselves will actually return and make the sequel. Maybe if we could pull them away from making those sci-fi RPGs they do for a while, we could have them work on more MDK.