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Popular Rare titles are returning to the limelight for a short while with the Rare Replay compilation being released on Xbox One next week. Among the thirty Rare titles being revamped, some fans are especially excited for the return of the old shooters Perfect Dark and Perfect Dark: Zero. While there is no continuation of the franchise in sight, there was nearly a third Perfect Dark title in the Rare canon, according to an image released by Rare’s Creative Director, Gregg Mayles.

According to Mayles, he was sorting through old design documents while posting some of the more interesting ones to Twitter, when he came across a document for a Perfect Dark sequel with the working title Velvet Dark.

Velvet was the name of main character Joanna Dark’s sister who appeared in the co-op mode of the first game, and she would have been the focus of this spinoff.

Velvet’s game was apparently planned for release on the N64 and was slated for a release somewhere between the two titles that did finish development. The two Perfect Dark titles that did see the light of day can be played fresh in Rare Replay, which releases next week on August 4 for Xbox One.

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Nick didn’t start gaming until mid-2006. Once his parents finally allowed a console into the house, it was all uphill from there. Starting out with a PS2, he grew an affinity for Sony consoles and moved on to the PS3, and now the PS4. He keeps his gaming palette wide, but, gun to his head, he’d have to say shooters are his genre of choice. Find him on Twitter @idole808

Rare sheds some light on a cancelled Perfect Dark spinoff

By Nick Plessas | 07/30/2015 10:40 PM PT

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Popular Rare titles are returning to the limelight for a short while with the Rare Replay compilation being released on Xbox One next week. Among the thirty Rare titles being revamped, some fans are especially excited for the return of the old shooters Perfect Dark and Perfect Dark: Zero. While there is no continuation of the franchise in sight, there was nearly a third Perfect Dark title in the Rare canon, according to an image released by Rare’s Creative Director, Gregg Mayles.

According to Mayles, he was sorting through old design documents while posting some of the more interesting ones to Twitter, when he came across a document for a Perfect Dark sequel with the working title Velvet Dark.

Velvet was the name of main character Joanna Dark’s sister who appeared in the co-op mode of the first game, and she would have been the focus of this spinoff.

Velvet’s game was apparently planned for release on the N64 and was slated for a release somewhere between the two titles that did finish development. The two Perfect Dark titles that did see the light of day can be played fresh in Rare Replay, which releases next week on August 4 for Xbox One.

Read More


About Nick Plessas

view all posts

Nick didn’t start gaming until mid-2006. Once his parents finally allowed a console into the house, it was all uphill from there. Starting out with a PS2, he grew an affinity for Sony consoles and moved on to the PS3, and now the PS4. He keeps his gaming palette wide, but, gun to his head, he’d have to say shooters are his genre of choice. Find him on Twitter @idole808