Exceptional XBLA brawler The Dishwasher: Vampire Smile will be making its way to PC, developer James Silva has announced. Though the port is still in the early stages, the independent virtual murder specialist decided to reveal the news early to counter a pirated version that's starting to do the rounds - but there's apparently no hard feelings.
A hacker released a cracked PC version of The Dishwasher: Vampire Smile over the weekend, which required a great degree of reverse engineering. Silva acknowledges the technical feat, but asks 'Barabus' to stop claiming that it's all in the name of 'justice.' Justifying releasing a pirated version of an indie game painstakingly designed by a single developer because the title isn't available on PC is patently ludicrous, no?
“The guy responsible for the port/hack is not a bad guy, and I think he didn’t intend to come across the way he came across,” Silva said. “I really am honestly flattered that he took the time and effort to reverse engineer Vampire Smile for PC. I heart your enthusiasm, Barabus. (Just stop calling it justice, please.)
“Of course, we can’t condone it, but we definitely recognize that the only thing we can really do about it is the original plan: port to PC.”
Class act. As is The Dishwasher: Vampire Smile, which we awarded a stonking 9/10 score in our full review. This bloody masterpiece features some of the most responsive and versatile combat mechanics of this console generation, hands-down.