E3 06: <i>100 Bullets</i> gets another shot at gaming

D3Publisher of America inks rights to make games based on DC comic series; new projects will have no ties to Acclaim's unfinished adaptation.

It's hard to keep a good license down.

In the DC comic series 100 Bullets (published under its Vertigo brand), a mysterious man known as Agent Graves facilitates revenge for a variety of people. Generally, he does this by offering them a briefcase containing proof of a past crime, a gun, 100 untraceable bullets, carte blanche to exact revenge on the person who committed the crime and did them an irrevocable wrong, and immunity from punishment.

In 2004, Acclaim Entertainment revealed it was working on a game about the comic noir, but the company suffered a high-profile collapse and declared bankruptcy before the game could be completed. But just as Acclaim has risen from the grave, so too have the gaming prospects of 100 Bullets. D3Publishing of America today announced that it has reached an agreement with Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment to develop and publish console, PC, and handheld games based on the comic series.

However, drawing a further parallel between Acclaim and the 100 Bullets game, much like the new Acclaim has no ties to the old company beyond its name, the new game will be entirely unconnected to its previous incarnation. A D3Publishing representative confirmed for GameSpot that its projects using the license will be built from the ground up and will not be built off the assets of Acclaim Entertainment's attempt to turn the comic into a game.

D3Publishing expects to release its first 100 Bullets game in the third quarter of 2007, though it hasn't announced which platform(s) would play host to it.

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dannymalt
dannymalt

This comic is **** great. They should make it into a TV show.(not a movie it wouldn't work as a movie) As a game though i also think it is not a great idea.

Nonfaith
Nonfaith

100 Bullets!!! Please make an awesome game for an awesome comic!

Reetesh
Reetesh

I ssaw 100 bullets ina shop last time, was it finished only half and they released that or something?

MSE369
MSE369

im a big comic book fan and when i heard that theyre making this 2 years ago i was soo excited!

ocdog45
ocdog45

i want to knwo what hte big deal about this is. my buddie has been waiting for ever for this game? and why did acclaim not finish the game?

rev_blade_sword
rev_blade_sword

YES! It is reborn! *Cough* Sorry I was um really looking forward to this game so...YES!

Maquis_UK
Maquis_UK

sounds like a natural game for Nintendo Wii... that could account for the secrecy too. i wouldve hoped that maybe Grasshopper were doing it but nevermind, eh

LinkErdrich
LinkErdrich

this makes me happy. I remember reading that Azz is/was involved so that makes me happier. Salud!

gameloverx
gameloverx

hope it's good. I also hope D3 will also publish The Red Star

EvanO_O
EvanO_O

The E3 2004 trailer of 100 Bullets reminds me a lot of Killer 7. I'm interested in how this game shapes up.

insom187
insom187

Awesome comic and the game looked pretty good before its developer hit the red.

Lmon
Lmon

Yes! Now maybe they will revive another canceled prospect, Black9 !

NightRain
NightRain

Yes!!! Good thing it's back!!

drollia
drollia

never read the comics, but It is something that I am defiently going to have to look into now. Game sounds interesting

NeoJedi
NeoJedi

The story sounds very interesting, although I've never read the comic.

cobracomander13
cobracomander13

i remeber seeing the trailer for it over at gametrailers, and i was blown away the gun play looked like the shoot out scenes in equilibrium (SP?) (a tottaly killer movie) but yeah, if they can get some of the same gun play it would deffinetly get my doller bills

nemes1s3000
nemes1s3000

Just the name itself sounds bad lol.

Kounji
Kounji

Yeah the appeal is definitel with how all the characters and stories interweve I think the key to making this a good game will be a great narrative so they'll need to actually get Brian Azarello on board before I even give this game a shot

killjoi
killjoi

I'm pessimistic about the chances of this one. Great comic, but nothing about the series makes me think "man if only this were a videogame!"

paradyme777
paradyme777

This game looked cool when I saw a preview of it, I was really wanting to play it then it dissappeared. Glad to see it might come back.

The_SandRock
The_SandRock

"Now if only Red Star could get a publisher." There must be a psychic link between us.

Schillinger
Schillinger

Excellent, I love this series. I knew keeping it tracked for months would convince them!

komdosina
komdosina

Now if only Red Star could get a publisher.

Legir
Legir

Neat to know it's back, but will it translate into a good game?

CliffHicks
CliffHicks

It's a wonderful comic, but it's massively layers and complicated. Much of the appeal is all the characters and how they fall together. Pulling off that kind of storyline interaction is never easy.

Buck_Hotep
Buck_Hotep

It's going to depend on how they pull off the gameplay. The books are great with intense action, though they're pretty brief. I can see 100 Bullets being turned into something similar to The Hitman series. It'd be great to see Dizzy, Megan, Lono, Jack and the rest of the bunch in a game. :)

Manatassi
Manatassi

Could be interesting certainly a good licence to be working with, but there are few good comic book adaptions to game that dont stink.

frankeyser
frankeyser

i rememebr hearing abotu this game and actually liking the concept. the accalim game actually looked like it was goign to be pretty good. to obad they were a half wit company and never made anything worth buying... it might have been their first chance to make a decent game.

Jdiddy1
Jdiddy1

I think the game is going to be a good game.

canadafunk
canadafunk

Yeah the books are great....SUPER violent and gritty but quality nonetheless. Think Sin City but less stylized. I'm curious to see how they can make more than just a mindless shooter out of such good material.

blackIceJoe
blackIceJoe

I wonder if this will be a good game when it is done.

galerian86
galerian86

100 bullets? is the comic any good?