Friday, June 06, 2008

Gaming News In Brief

A few bits and pieces:

* The Bioshock movie, to be directed by Gore Verbinski (Pirates of the Caribbean), is still in the works with John Logan (The Aviator) writing the screenplay, but don't hold your breath for it - the anticipated release date is 2012, to coincide with a possible Bioshock 3. (Bioshock 2 is making its way to shelves in third-quarter 2009.) (Read more)

* SoulCalibur IV will feature The Secret Apprentice (the protagonist of the upcoming Star Wars: Force Unleashed) as a playable character, alongside Yoda on the XBox 360 and Darth Vader on the PS3. (Read more)

* Developer Goichi Suda (No More Heroes, killer7) is working on something called "Project S", which is apparently a resurrection of Hideo Kojima's Snatcher franchise. Actually, that news dates back to April but the awesome keeps it fresh. The first part of the program is, for some reason, a radio drama (not a game), but if we're lucky a re-release of the original game might feature somewhere. Snatcher has previously only seen store shelves in PAL regions in the form of a Mega-CD game in 1994; the US had it slightly better with PlayStation and Saturn versions. (Read more)

* The Sci-Fi Channel says they're running some kind of TV show / MMO hybrid in the near future, with the actions of the one affecting the other and vice versa. It sounds a lot like what NBC tried (rather ham-fistedly) with its Heroes ARG, but I remain hopeful that this won't be the embarassing debacle that it sounds like. (Read more)

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