E3 06: 2K Games possesses Ghost Rider

Publisher confirms itself as the mystery buyer of the game based on Marvel's Spirit of Vengeance.

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Last December, Majesco announced that it had sold off the rights to two comic-book-based games it had been working on to an unnamed publisher for $8 million. In March, 2K Games stepped forward as the purchaser of The Darkness, immediately leading to questions about whether it had also picked up Ghost Rider. At the time, a 2K Games rep told GameSpot, "We have only announced Darkness. Anything else is just speculation."

That speculation proved accurate today, as 2K Games announced that it will indeed publish the Ghost Rider game that takes its cues from both the upcoming Nicholas Cage film and the Marvel comic book series. The game is being developed "for console and handheld systems" and will arrive alongside the film in February 2007. Majesco had previously planned to release the game this year for the Xbox, PlayStation 2, and PlayStation Portable.

Climax Group is still developing the game. No rating or pricing information has yet been announced.

Discussion

37 comments
pyth0n13
pyth0n13

hmm i'm not holding my breath on this one

thornpaw
thornpaw

I use to read the comics, I hope that they do right by it.

Zonelezz
Zonelezz

well this will be interesting ...

MichealRoboto
MichealRoboto

Ghost Rider, Ghost Rider, Ghost Rider!!!! Oh YEAH, i Love Ghost Rider. This game is going to be awsome, the movie is going to be awsome. I CANT WAIT.

SavoyPrime
SavoyPrime

We shall see if it ends up being good.

mickel_darmawan
mickel_darmawan

Just release this game at PS2 or PS3 not at the other console, if they want to sell BIG.

gibb1
gibb1

hum... hope this is not like that fantastic four game.. that was a big fluke...

Fallout_red
Fallout_red

I LOVED DareDevil so I'm looking forward to the movie. And because I'm a big Ghost Rider fan, I would also pick up the game

skitzocyko
skitzocyko

please not like the baseball game

chrisdojo
chrisdojo

yay.......more comic book movies/games (booo)

DrkSnpr14
DrkSnpr14

What is ghost rider? I know some old dudes on this other forum who got really excited about the new movie. It's something from the 70's 80's insn't it...

NeoJedi
NeoJedi

Let's hope it's good... but I smell "flop".

carpathianrogue
carpathianrogue

The film's no longer releasing Summer 2006, then? Ghost Rider is really the sole Marvel property that I'm actually interested atm in getting the game of, watching the movie, etc. ...Hopefully some screenshots will be released soon.

Lauryn2000
Lauryn2000

Bad choice....should have gotten Ubisoft to develop this game.

gameloverx
gameloverx

thats good now that 2k Games has both Ghost Rider and The Darkness in their possession

Writeous
Writeous

Johnny Blaze..!!!!!! There is a movie set to release based on Ghost Rider, and nicholas Cage is playing the part of The ghost Rider himself (Johnny Blaze){Method Man}

gamesfreak4ever
gamesfreak4ever

the second i heard there will be a ghost rider movie i knew there would be a game of it

whosgotthe311
whosgotthe311

^^^ They are making it into a movie. And yes they will ruin it just like they did with Punisher. At least we still have the Spiderman and X-men movies.

vicsrealms
vicsrealms

Oh no! Another Marvel comic turned into a bad game. Why do they keep doing this? We can be thankful, they haven't yet turned it into a movie. lol

crazy590
crazy590

STUUUPID!!!! I mean really who really knows who ghost rider is?

Seraphim_24
Seraphim_24

Long over due, its about blasted time!

santaman64
santaman64

it will may end up like a fantastic 4 game...meaning soon to be a budget title right after release...let's hope not

kneeha
kneeha

sounds entertaining

doomsoth
doomsoth

eh...hopefully it will be good

ghsacidman
ghsacidman

I agree with atomD21, comic games need to be more like the comic and less like their movie counter-parts.

Val-x
Val-x

Its going to be bad, I can feel it...

paradyme777
paradyme777

This movie is going to be good, I mean heck it has Nicolas Cage in it. As far as the game, we will have to wait and see.

FlintstoneKid
FlintstoneKid

Hope this game is bug-free...unlike their basketball games!!!

atomD21
atomD21

Yeah, I hope it's good. More like the comic and less like the movie would be better.

blackIceJoe
blackIceJoe

Awseome 2K makes good game hopes they will make the game a good one.

Ranma_X_basic
Ranma_X_basic

Interesting. I just hope the game turns out good like Ultimate Spider-man,Hulk ultimate destruction and past marvel games

GamerDude02
GamerDude02

it will be interesting to see how they will make the game