Brash aping Space Chimps

Silver-screen-oriented publisher to bring 360, PS2, Wii, DS tie-in to Vanguard Animation's cartoon comedy on July 18.

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Yesterday, Hollywood-focused publisher Brash Entertainment gave horror fans a glimpse into the future with word that a game based on the next installment in Lionsgate's Saw film franchise would spook store shelves in October 2009. On the heels of that announcement, Brash is tossing one out for the kids with the news today that a game tie-in to Vanguard Animation's Space Chimps will arrive alongside its theatrical debut on July 18.

Monkeys in space suits--what could go wrong?

Details on the game are still swinging through the trees, but Brash says it will feature a storyline independent of the film. In the game, primary primate Ham, along with cohort chimp Luna, will scavenge for Earth's Infinity Space Probe, which has been lost on an alien planet.

Distributed by 20th Century Fox, Space Chimps the film will feature the voice work of Andy Samberg, Cheryl Hines, Patrick Warburton, Kristin Chenoweth, and Stanley Tucci. Signed on to produce the film are John H. Williams (Shrek, Shrek 2) and Barry Sonnenfeld (Men in Black, The Addams Family).

Space Chimps is currently slated to work its monkey mojo on the Xbox 360, PlayStation 2, Wii, and Nintendo DS.

Discussion

16 comments
diggyman
diggyman

Horrible... The 'dark side' of the gaming industry's main-stream commercialism... But developers have to pay the bills. lol.

kittykiller897
kittykiller897

Why do they make these games? There's so many failing games like this it's not even funny.

Zeus-Guy
Zeus-Guy

Yay, another movie tie-in destined for failure. The developers just don't seem to get it do they?

rety5
rety5

Another pale movie tie in platformer aimed at kids who would rather play Mario. Seriously gamespot whats the point in advertising news like this when the outcome is so predictable its unbelievable.

ne0man
ne0man

@Gameboy2k hey man, dont say that out loud, If they managed to allow us to make our own devices would be indeed a good addition, but you know...the game is already probably on its way to censorship, banning, lawsuits and the likes. I somehow can sense that coming...=S those damn persecutors are damning the videogames, no wonder all fps' and 3rd person action games are all the same, they aren't allowed to innovate

ChuckNorris82
ChuckNorris82

I hate ape escape!!!!!!!! This game makes me hate it even more!!!

Super-Mario-Fan
Super-Mario-Fan

Ham the Chimp? Wasn't he that test chimp that went into space back in 1960?

Generic_Dude
Generic_Dude

Hear, hear chimairawr! Ape Escape FTW! Nonetheless, I'll at least DL a demo for Space Chimps. CHIMPS FTW.

Gameboy2k
Gameboy2k

No, Brian. That had it's time. Lets try a good game for once.

chimairawr
chimairawr

Never mind that, any ape-based game is always going to pale in comparison to the Ape Escape series. Can we have a sequel please?

Gameboy2k
Gameboy2k

Saw...hmmm... possiblities...... They could make up stuff the movie didnt even have. I wonder if they will allow expanison packs for users to create their own devices. ohhhhhhhhhhhhh. Sadistic. Let me stop. :D

R3V3N4N7
R3V3N4N7

game based on Saw stupid and a game based on Space Chimps can't be good.

Travis281
Travis281

First of all, does Saw really need a video game? Monkeys and platformers go together like peanut butter and jelly. Too bad it's based on a movie, that's one strike against it.

ne0man
ne0man

Yeah! The same publisher who'll bring us the Saw videogame will also bring us monkeys in space suits, another below average multiplataform platform game... just a few hours I was reading the Saw fans in hope for their game...this should fit as an answer