Saw: The Game set for 2009 release

Written by Joe Martin

January 31, 2008 | 11:56

Tags: #adaptation #film #halloween #movie #murder #scary

Brash Entertainment has announced that it will be releasing a tie-in game based on the Saw movies. The release date for the game is currently pinned down to Halloween 2009.

The game was announced at a US press conference, where games journalists from IGN were told that they were wasting their lives by the Jigsaw puppet featured in the film. What a way to win over the critics, eh?

The game is a collaboration of Brash Entertainment and the writers of the Saw series and will apparently give players the chance to overlap with the plot and actions depicted in the movies at several points.

Saw: The Game is being built on the Unreal Engine 3 and will probably see a release on Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3, though nothing has been nailed down just yet.

The film, which is based around the idea of a torturer who targets people who he thinks are wasting their lives and who are then put in situations where they must make huge sacrifices in order to survive so that they find value in life once more, started out as a cult hit and has since seen numerous sequels.

Are game adaptations of films any good, or are they universally a bad idea? We can think of a few good ones, but they tend to be exceptions to the rule if you ask us. What do you think? Let us know in the forums.
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