It was mentioned earlier that The Complete Darkness protagonist Joanna Dark of the characters in the character Joan of Arc, but we talked to the guys behind the scenes and put us straight to that school – and revealed exactly who inspired the creation of the famous secret agent.
"I think that's a good thing," admitted David Doak – who worked in the game before leaving Rare TimeSplitters studio Free Radical Design – where experiments throughout the Joan of Arc thing. "I don't remember whether Joanna Dark or Perfect Dark came first. I think Joanna came first, but as I reminded her that Joan Arc's thing was kind of retro-fit. Joanna Dark sounded like a good name, it said, & # 39; Ooh, it sounded good. said Joan of Arc. Very good. & # 39; Otherwise it should be another way. "
Brett Jones – who did much to create the character – explains that he was inspired by the media that he was at. “We're all happy Ghost Eshelf and Sylvester Stallone Judge Dredd film – it has a lot of influence from those, ”he said. “We're very influenced by the original anime stuff. Even Joanna's outfit almost broke straight into Ghost In The Shell. Also, the leather jacket is inspired by Mrs. Peel from Avengers
Joanna's move was provided by motion capture artist Laurie Sage, but her face was mimicked by someone different. "He was totally based on Winona Ryder," Jones admitted. “I was collecting face pictures, we had a huge collection of pictures to look at and we just chose her. She had the best pixie haircut and completed the look we wanted for Joanna. ”
Ryder is perhaps best known for his glittering movie work in the 80's & # 39; s and late & # 39; 90s, where he starred in hit-like films Beetlejuice, Heather, Dracula, True Bites and Edward Scissorhands, but recently she has enjoyed a partial thanks again for her recurring role in the acclaimed Netflix series Unknown Items.
Total Darkness turns 20 this month. Be sure to read our special feature & # 39; make-up & # 39; if you haven't already.