Mighty Rocket Studio has announced their aptly-titled sidescrolling beat-em-up Obscure is no longer so inconspicuous. The developer reintroduced the game earlier this week as Final Exam, citing reactions from fans of the 2005 survival horror title of the same name, and their disappointment that this offering wouldn’t be a sequel or related to the original series.
Mighty Rocket Studio is staffed in part by the original developers of Obscure, and in a message from Director François Potentier, the studio addressed the concerns that necessitated a change:
“When we read the first comments following the announcement of our new game, we understood that our fans expected a different content from a game entitled ‘Obscure’. We understand fans all the better because we are first and foremost passionate gamers! Thus, even if the game makes a great number of references to Obscure and Obscure 2, we thought it important to rename it.
At the end of the day, it’s a question of honesty and respect to the gamers. ‘Final Exam’ does befit the game accurately. Final Exam is the first corner stone of our new studio, and we hope this title will enable us to grow, as we have not given up on the idea of developing a real sequel to Obscure.”
Spearheading Final Exam‘s emergence from obscurity is the game’s new website, featuring loads of information, media and more to pore over en route to its September release.