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Dark Knight game revealed

Dark Knight game revealed

The Dark Knight is out in cinemas now, but an official tie-in video game is yet to be seen.

Gary Oldman has confirmed that a computer game adaptation of The Dark Knight, the second Batman film in Christopher Nolan's trilogy of adaptations, is set for release soon.

Speaking in a G4 interview, which is currently being hosted on Gametrailers, the Dark Knight star confirmed that a game was definitely in development and that he knew an awful lot of effort had gone into getting Batman's gldiing abilities feel suitably smooth and fluid.

Oldman, who reprises his role as Lt. James Gordon and who is set to ascend to the role of Commissioner later in the series, did not name a developer in the interview but the current speculation is that the Dark Knight game could be the secret project of Pandemic Studios and EA.

EA and Pandemic did not announce anything regarding the game at E3 2008, which coincided with the theatrical release of the film, and have not offered official comment since then.

Pandemic's other current titles include Mercenaries 2 and Lord of the Rings: Conquest, both of which are due out in Q4 this year.

Could Batman's world translate to a decent computer game, or would it be doomed to suffer like most other adaptations? Let us know what you think in the forums.

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Silver51 24th July 2008, 14:59 Quote
The trouble with games based on movies is that the movie (characters, plot et al) was designed to be shown on a cinema screen, whereas a computer game will be designed from the beginning to be played and interacted with. A good game adaptation of a movie is a very rare thing imo.
M4RTIN 24th July 2008, 15:14 Quote
it's going to suck.. a lot.... doesnt matter how good the film is, never seems to work as a game.. and the older batman games only worked because people expected games to be short and linear.
blackcell1 24th July 2008, 15:40 Quote
are they going to get the real actors to provied the actors voices ? maybe get Heath Ledger to help out :) lol the games going to stink sorry!
CardJoe 24th July 2008, 15:44 Quote
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Originally Posted by blackcell1
maybe get Heath Ledger to help out :) lol the games going to stink sorry!

Bad taste.
Tyrmot 24th July 2008, 15:45 Quote
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Originally Posted by Silver51
The trouble with games based on movies is that the movie (characters, plot et al) was designed to be shown on a cinema screen.

A good adaptation of a movie is as rare as hen's teeth, but then the movie itself is an adaptation of a comic book (although comic/game adaptations don't have a great track record either)

In any case, I don't think the characters being made for screen (or page) can really affect a game, as long as the potential is there I can't see why a good game shouldn't still be made. They just need a good story/script/gameplay!
zimbloggy 24th July 2008, 15:54 Quote
maybe it will be good, since they aren't rushed to coincide the movie release, which is usually why licensed games stink.

but more often than not, licensed games are just cheap imitations of other games with the movie characters instead.
Fod 24th July 2008, 15:54 Quote
let's see - thief mechanic with darkness along with added 'theatricality' meter for affecting the mentality of your opponents, making them more susceptible to attacks yet more likely to over-react in certain ways.

please do that, kthxbai.
wuyanxu 24th July 2008, 16:00 Quote
WallE's game was pretty good, so is KungFu Panda.

as long as this game is trying to be FUN instead of some sort of serious game (remember Matrix? )
Bauul 24th July 2008, 16:39 Quote
There have been some decent enough films to games, certainly more so than film to games.

Lord of the Rings: Battle for Middle Earth (which was based on the films, before you say anything) say really quite good!

And all those games based on Uwe Boll's movies have been pretty good...
johnnyboy700 24th July 2008, 16:45 Quote
How about a free roaming game like GTA4 but with Batman kickin the living $&£* out of the bad guys who wander about.
kenco_uk 24th July 2008, 16:48 Quote
A little like that Superman game, but with some awesome in it.
kylew 24th July 2008, 17:54 Quote
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Originally Posted by Bauul
There have been some decent enough films to games, certainly more so than film to games.

Lord of the Rings: Battle for Middle Earth (which was based on the films, before you say anything) say really quite good!

And all those games based on Uwe Boll's movies have been pretty good...

His movies were based on the games. :)
Bauul 24th July 2008, 18:26 Quote
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Originally Posted by kylew
His movies were based on the games. :)

Silver51 24th July 2008, 19:04 Quote
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Originally Posted by Fod
let's see - thief mechanic with darkness along with added 'theatricality' meter for affecting the mentality of your opponents, making them more susceptible to attacks yet more likely to over-react in certain ways.

please do that, kthxbai.

Y'know, that might just work.
airchie 25th July 2008, 00:20 Quote
Thief meets GTA4 might be a good start for a game for this.
I fully expect a pile of steaming turd though tbh. :(
LordPyrinc 25th July 2008, 00:24 Quote
I saw the movie Sunday and I highly recommend it. I think it's the best movie of the Batman franchise thus far. Heath Ledger did a terrific job as the Joker. It's extremely unfortunate that he isn't around to see the success of his work.

If a game is created that doesn't suck it would be cool to play as the Joker rather than Batman. Spreading chaos throughout Gotham would be fun.
Lazarus Dark 25th July 2008, 01:10 Quote
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Originally Posted by wuyanxu
WallE's game was pretty good, so is KungFu Panda.

as long as this game is trying to be FUN instead of some sort of serious game (remember Matrix? )

I don't know why everyone hated the matrix games. I liked em and I still play Path of Neo sometimes.
voodoo2k4 25th July 2008, 05:59 Quote
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Originally Posted by blackcell1
are they going to get the real actors to provied the actors voices ? maybe get Heath Ledger to help out :) lol the games going to stink sorry!

Second that. Extremely bad taste.
Almightyrastus 25th July 2008, 09:31 Quote
Just waiting for the lego version here
airchie 26th July 2008, 06:26 Quote
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Originally Posted by LordPyrinc
If a game is created that doesn't suck it would be cool to play as the Joker rather than Batman. Spreading chaos throughout Gotham would be fun.
Good point, that's be awesome fun!
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