EA Announces A Real American Videogame

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EA Announces A Real American Videogame

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Electronic Arts has announced it is developing a new G.I. Joe videogame to coincide with the release of G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra, the live-action movie coming to theaters this summer.

Developed by EA Hasbro, the G.I. Joe movie game will pick up where the upcoming film ends, giving players a chance to "re-create and re-live the greatest moments from the film, cartoon series and action figure toy line." Players will have access to 12 G.I. Joe characters with unique abilities and weapons in single-player and two-player co-op gameplay.

"G.I. Joe has been an icon of action for 45 years," said Mark Blecher, Hasbro's General Manager of Digital Gaming and Media. "EA has tapped the legacy of the G.I. Joe vs. Cobra saga to create an amazing interactive experience inspired by the movie, comic books, animated series and iconography that we hope will resonate with millions of fans."

"EA is excited to play a major role in bringing this icon of pop culture history to a new generation of enthusiasts through interactive gaming," added EA Hasbro General Manager Chip Lange. "G.I. Joe offers exceptionally rich storylines and a cast of characters that lends itself incredibly well to creating an over-the-top action adventure video game that will thrill gamers as well as G.I. Joe fans."

I don't recall "exceptionally rich storylines" figuring prominently in the G.I. Joe formula but product tie-ins run wild certainly has, and even though videogame adaptations of crappy summer blockbusters is nothing new Joe's long history of crossover products makes it feel more organic than most. The movie will probably suck and the videogame will almost certainly be worse, but it's G.I. Joe and somehow that makes it seem alright. And who knows? If we're lucky, maybe we'll get some cool new lunchboxes out of the deal.

G.I Joe: The Rise of Cobra: The Videogame Based on the Movie Based on the Cartoon Series Based on the Action Figures based on the Toys That Debuted in the Mid-60s is scheduled for release in summer 2009. For more information, go to gijoe.ea.com.

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The title gives me all the explaination I need, another game that has potential but will be rushed to coincide with the release date of the movie, unfortunate.

I'm having a hard time thinking of any good games that are made based off a movie. So sadly enough, this DEFINITELY doesn't feel like a trend-breaker. Especially since it's EA.

i really dont think this will go well at all..

I'm so very disappointed in you, Andy.

An entire post informing us all about GI Joe, and yet... NOWHERE did you use "And knowing is half the battle."

For shame

How will that work? No one ever dies in G.I. Joe, ever

CantFaketheFunk:
I'm so very disappointed in you, Andy.

An entire post informing us all about GI Joe, and yet... NOWHERE did you use "And knowing is half the battle."

For shame

Sorry man, that's non-canon.

oh EA, you and your ideas

I don't think this will go smoothly for any parties involved

This game could be absolutely horrible, but I think I am sold on this line alone.

Players will have access to 12 G.I. Joe characters with unique abilities and weapons in single-player and two-player co-op gameplay.

As long as Storm Shadow is playable, I'll be a happy nostalgic kid playing GI Joe with my friends in the sandbox.

dekkarax:
How will that work? No one ever dies in G.I. Joe, ever

Not true.....depending on the media.

In the cartoon, you would be correct, but that's more or less based on American Standards and Practices for afterschool programming in the 70's and 80's. (most animated characters don't die during certain time slots...funny-but true)

Now if we're talking comics....although some can argue everyone comes back in the comics eventually....the Devil's Due imprint showed Lady Jaye die quite brutally and thus turned Flint into a diffrent man altogether.

One of Snake Eye's mentor, the Hard Master, died at the hands of Zartan via a bolt from a crossbow or compound bow I believe (Marvel). And I seem to remember Chuckles died under Marvel pages as well. I think Croc Master too, although Serpentor and Dr. Mindbender came back from presumed deaths.

And either Duke or Hawke (I always get them confused) became paralyzed (Devils Due).

But now since IDW is re-booting it...unsure what the status is of the chracters.

But speaking of video games....I actually owned a sweet G.I.Joe game back in the day on my Commodore 64....and I loved it back then. It was made my Epyx back in 1985!!

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Oh, God....I'm pathetic at 38.

To date, the only movie tie-in game that I've ever liked was Independence Day. I don't hold high hopes that GI Joe would be any better than the cash-grabistic crap they crank out for films, doubly so with EA backing it as always.

pantsoffdanceoff:
I'm having a hard time thinking of any good games that are made based off a movie. So sadly enough, this DEFINITELY doesn't feel like a trend-breaker. Especially since it's EA.

Goldeneye for the Nintendo 64?

The movie is bad enough, but I can't expect less from EA to pick up rights for this game...

Fuck, I HATE titles like "A real [insert ethnicity or nation] [insert object]"

That whole cartoon series/toys or whatever else they made were pathetic and shameless propaganda.
Also, talk about completely retarded characters, weapons and other things within the whole thing.

Urgh.

The GI Joe games for the NES were pretty good, and they had vehicles too! :D

Needs more kung-fu grip.

-- Steve

I don't know about this one. Its a video game based on something (which hardly turn out great) and its from EA. . .

I knew it had to be this from the title alone! Let's hope that they do justice to the old cartoon series!

Malygris:
"EA has tapped the legacy of the G.I. Joe vs. Cobra saga to create an amazing interactive experience inspired by the movie, comic books, animated series and iconography that we hope will resonate with millions of fans."

Translation: "KA-CHING."

Somethingfake:

pantsoffdanceoff:
I'm having a hard time thinking of any good games that are made based off a movie. So sadly enough, this DEFINITELY doesn't feel like a trend-breaker. Especially since it's EA.

Goldeneye for the Nintendo 64?

Touche.

This game will only be good if it has a Cajun Roadblock whose special ability is to throw everyone Hella-far.

I dunno how GI-Joe went in your house, but thats how it went in mine. And thats why this won't work- playing pretend with your G.I. Joes (and don't you commies pretend you didn't) was a very personal thing. And in MAH house, Roadblock could lift and throw cars.

I just know this would only work with a level where you go-all out as Cobra Commander and kill every GI. Now that would be original.

My life is complete, like the full moon on a starry night.

I must be one of the only people of my generation that didn't give a crap about GI Joe when it first came out, but I'm seeing even less appeal in this movie/game.

pantsoffdanceoff:

Somethingfake:

pantsoffdanceoff:
I'm having a hard time thinking of any good games that are made based off a movie. So sadly enough, this DEFINITELY doesn't feel like a trend-breaker. Especially since it's EA.

Goldeneye for the Nintendo 64?

Touche.

In many ways, Goldeneye 64 was no more related to Goldeneye the movie than I am related to Mila Jovovich. Bond never had a gun besides his pistol and the odd case of "I picked up an enemy AK" syndrome. Some levels, most of the plot, and many of the characters were never even in the film. I will concede that Goldeneye 64 was a wicked game with light ties to the movie, but it's not a game adaptation of the movie.

I know that human beings aren't perfect, and IGN is riddled with typos, but I sure have been catching a lot of mistakes while not even looking for them recently. Your copy-editors need keener eyes.

G.I Joe: The Rise of Cobra: The Videogameame Based on the Movie Based

Is there a better way for me to point these out? It seems like it'd be easy to miss a single user's posts...

I absolutely love the idea of a game that lets players "re-create and re-live the greatest moments from the film, cartoon series and action figure toy line." It's bloody brilliant. I know as a kid I loved playing with the toys, it's a cool thought to be able to do it 20 years later on a video game. It's to damn bad its EA that has it. I'm afraid, I'm very afraid.

Something shitty this way comes.

*sigh* Another wonderful concept that will be fumbled with until it is released months before all of the models and rendering had enough time to be tested. :_(

Well...it might not suck that bad...*sigh* I'm not fooling anyone, bad story, that will be rushed to coincide with the movie release. Best we can hope for is a swift and painless death.

And what's worse is it'll be made a hit by impressionable 7 year olds that have never even heard of G.I. Joe and that will worship the movie and its merchandise D:

dekkarax:
How will that work? No one ever dies in G.I. Joe, ever.

Yes, and no one ever died in Transformers either, but there were many deaths in the movie.

Storm Shadow totally kicks Snake-Eyes' ass.

my child hood rose from the dead with hope in its hollow eye sockets, only to have a shotgun held by EA pointed at its zombie head....the only question is: is the gun loaded?

Malygris:
Storm Shadow totally kicks Snake-Eyes' ass.

Pfft. Scarlett beats them both

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