Deep Silver captures Prison Break

Not long before Brash Entertainment's abrupt implosion in 2008, the upstart publisher cofounded by Legendary Pictures CEO Thomas Tull said that it would be expanding its brand of game development into the television space. Its first TV-to-game publishing deal would be based on 20th Century Fox's...

Not long before Brash Entertainment's abrupt implosion in 2008, the upstart publisher cofounded by Legendary Pictures CEO Thomas Tull said that it would be expanding its brand of game development into the television space. Its first TV-to-game publishing deal would be based on 20th Century Fox's hit show Prison Break, with Slovenian studio Zootfly on development duties.

Following Brash's collapse, Zootfly filed suit against the moribund publisher, making a claim for $748,000 for work completed on the game. That work has apparently continued, as Deep Silver said today that it has signed on to publish Zootfly's Prison Break on "next-gen consoles and the PC." Zootfly is perhaps best known for its unauthorized 2007 attempt at a Ghostbusters game.

Prison Break the game features a storyline that runs parallel with the first season of Fox's TV series. The game follows Company agent Tom Paxton, who is sent to Fox River State Penitentiary to investigate why TV series protagonist Michael Scofield is doing time for bank robbery. The game incorporates a number of characters from the TV show and also depicts a number of climactic first-season events from Paxton's perspective.

Deep Silver did not say when it expects Prison Break to arrive on retail shelves.

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Discussion

55 comments
Imm0rt4l-
Imm0rt4l-

This game has good potential but its probably going to be bad...

kazuyasan9
kazuyasan9

if you dont like dis game den piss off dis will be da greatest game ever...

Andrex1212
Andrex1212

Uhhh.... great show, TERRIBLE idea making it a game though. I won't even bother playing it to review... I will forget this ever existed after today.

Armed92
Armed92

I hope this would have similar gameplay to a splinter cell kinda game, from the screenshots, the graphics doesn't look bad at all. I love the series, so even if it get's a game adaptation that may fail miserably (like many movie-to-game adaptations do), then.. whatever, it might not seem necessary, but I'm actually excited. Just hope they don't rush it and make it too short

ady_1102
ady_1102

you have got to be s******g me, a prison break game? o noo., noo please stop the torture right now....we really don't need another crappy game, really we DON'T !

blasterchief
blasterchief

Prison Break was an amazing show, but I just don't think a game is necessary..

brendanhunt1
brendanhunt1

they originaly said this would come out febuary 2009

SoetSout
SoetSout

o GREAT, Prison Break is being milked again. it realy shouldve ended at season 2, season 3 was good but needed season 4 to finish and season 4 was just plain FAIL. on the note of Godfather it was great games all of em. i never watched the movies until ive finished playing god father 2, it was realy good. propably one of few show - games that was good. will admit the game engine isnt like GTA style, but the crew part and the execution styles realy did the game good.and of course the story but yea, i realy think this is gona be as pathetic as the lost game

Avenger1324
Avenger1324

I've recently been going through a Prison Break marathon going through all the seasons and have thoroughly enjoyed it - one of the best shows in recent years. I really hope the game turns out well, but it would be foolish to expect much from a show-to-game adaption given how many disappointments there have been in the past. Even more surprising that this game is still going after the collapse of Brash. I'm glad to see Zootfly (never heard of before) continued working on it, and hope they do the series justice.

XanderKage
XanderKage

"To investigate why Scofield is doing time for a bank robbery"? Um, I guessing it's because HE ROBBED A BANK. The quality of the game is questionable already... On a more serious note, it sounds like they are trying to do what The Godfather game did, storywise. And I don't know if there is more to the story of the show then what already has been told. Anyways, hope they won't screw up the great source material, but I wouldn't hold my breath.

Melty123
Melty123

The series was good but don't think it would make a good game.

NuKkU
NuKkU

i have a feeling that this game wont be very good

niklev83
niklev83

WOW !!! I really want this to be a great game ! The show was fantastic ! I'm glad they're doing this... !

Regisland
Regisland

i was ganna say this and all other tv,comic or movie games suckd...until Arkham Asylum got a release date

SvV_Ying
SvV_Ying

I really loved the show, I hopes this game turns out good.

ArticRecon
ArticRecon

I LOOVVEEE Prison Break!!!!!!!!! Please Please Please make it a GREAT game.. even mediocre would work for me... but I have faith... It isn't a EXACT copy of the story so that's always a recipe for great gameplay...

ArticRecon
ArticRecon

Oh and P.S... DO I GET TO KILL T-BAG WHENEVER I FEEL LIKE IT??? I HATE THAT GUY!!!!!

ArticRecon
ArticRecon

Ohh... this one BETTER work... My FAV series.. I'm re watching all the seasons... I might even get my wife to play :)

JoshZA
JoshZA

When will they learn that tv or movie based games never work!!! :(

Blank2k2
Blank2k2

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ZeroOne0
ZeroOne0

I love how all the comments saying this game is gonna suck got thumbed down. Gives you a rough indicator of the average GameSpot user's IQ.

gandalf_storm
gandalf_storm

they cant leave anything alone can they, i loved the tv series, remember lost the game, 24 ? - leave them alone ffs

DarkStreetDev
DarkStreetDev

Not sure what this will be like, we'll have to see.

joynul
joynul

if its good then no point knocking it. lets wait and see. and if its not oh well i still will play it just to see

Benfas365
Benfas365

another crap adaptation keep them coming

blakeney
blakeney

yay another tv/film-game tie in!!! ok so taking bets on either Shoddy 3rd person action shooter that has poor story structure & dialogue and piss poor controllys, or Clunky 1st person shooter that thinks its the above!?

herviross_2
herviross_2

I loved the show, but honestly I can't see how this is going to be a good game.

Snakehead11
Snakehead11

I loved the show. I predict the game's gonna suck though.

Thewheelman1001
Thewheelman1001

AWESOME thats great i was going to watch the final season of prison break......now i know wat happens to scofield thanks to waiting 4 u i dont think im gonna...........u couldnt just keep ur mouth shut :P

taliff
taliff

Premise for the game: Get arrested, break out of jail. Get arrested again, break out of different jail. Get arrested yet again. Put down the controller and go watch the final season of LOST.

Czem
Czem

Thank you all for the spoilers!!! Starting with waiting_4_u thank you very much!!!

Waiting_4_U
Waiting_4_U

Prison Break was an amazing show until it started getting really crappy and just dragged on, but I was a faithful follower since day one and stayed until the end. Then they made the end of the show even worse by killing off Michael Scofield, and then keeping a bunch of stuff secret until a few months later, making you watch a 2 hour movie to get all the answers. I have no more interest in Prison Break. I will not buy this game, and I have already sold the DVDs.

Nosnitsttam
Nosnitsttam

a game based on one of the WORST shows to EVER air on TV? sounds like a shoe in for game of the year! the game will suck, because even games based on GREAT TV shows (24, lost) sucked. I still can't believe garbage like prison break lasts as long as it does on TV, whereas great shows like chuck, firefly, farscape, terminator, the pretender, all have to struggle or end up canceled, despite being hugely entertaining and well written. Prison break was a show ripe with potential that wore out its welcome long before the first season was over due to its lame writing and pathetic cardboard actors, who destroyed every chance the show had of actually being clever every time they opened their mouths (largely because it seemed they were cast for sex appeal rather than actual talent). if someone actually did stand out as a character, they were systematically killed off so the show could again focus on the people no one cared about.

Ice_man_1985
Ice_man_1985

why do i feel this game will be repetitive ?

DarthSnipa
DarthSnipa

I completely forgot this game existed.

MissMorphine
MissMorphine

i was a huge fan of the show. i own the first season DVD set. but i know this game is gonna suck big time. what a shame.

Shakezulah
Shakezulah

Prison Break is arguably one of the best shows ever concieved. I don't have any expectations for the game, but I hope they can do the show justice. I was sad when the show ended, and then sad again after The Final Break, as I had nothing else PB-related to look forward to, but this just might change that. Keeping my fingers crossed for this one!

shakensparco
shakensparco

Like MGS/Splinter Cell in a prison? Could be worse.

cometkd
cometkd

i love this show! when is it coming out? i watched it from the start to the end! wish it never ended! loved it! i own the blue ray set! and i will own the game as well no matter what!

AyOxRAy
AyOxRAy

I only watched the show completely when the first two seasons of the show were on. Then I got out of it once they had to escape from another prison. lol. But we'll see how this turns out. You never know.

Gamerz1569
Gamerz1569

Loved the series although I have my doubts about this, move-games are seldom good.

metalmasterW
metalmasterW

im not much of a fan of the show ...but who knows...this games could be good if made right