Grease dances onto Wii, DS

'50s-themed musical to be adapted by Paramount and 505 Games.

Earlier this year, Paramount Digital Entertainment promised to expand the "core casual gaming audience" by publishing several games based on three teenage coming-of-age films. Paramount's "Pretty in Pink" (1986), "Clueless" (1995), and "Mean Girls" (2004) were adapted for the PC and Nintendo DS to the presumable delight of those films' fans. Now, Paramount plans to adapt another one of its movies, diving back into the 1970s to bring Grease to the Nintendo DS and Wii.

The roles of Sandy and Danny were immortalized on the silver screen by Olivia Newton-John and John Travolta.

Paramount announced today that it would collaborate with 505 Games to adapt the 1978 film into a party game for casual and family gamers. Players will sing and dance with Danny Zuko, Sandy Olsson, and the rest of the T-Birds and Pink Ladies. According to Paramount, the game will "take full advantage of Nintendo Wii's motion-sensing controls and microphone and the DS's touch screen." It's unclear if Paramount and 505 Games were referring to the Wii Speak peripheral or third-party microphones used by such rhythm games as Guitar Hero: World Tour and Rock Band.

This won't be Paramount's last film-to-game effort. The studio announced in February that it plans to release an XBLA-exclusive game based on gangster beat-'em-up "The Warriors", coming this July. The producer has yet to give a release date for the Grease adaptation.

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161 comments
BanjoMumbo
BanjoMumbo

Probably a "Boogie" or "Dance Dance Revolution" clone at best.

Elvis4576
Elvis4576

great movie but really nothing id want to play. hell i havent seen it since 2000

otanikun
otanikun

Oh lordy, why don't you do Dirty Dancing while you're at it? Oh well hell, now that I've said it they probably will.

JackfnBurton
JackfnBurton

Since I do not personally like Grease, they should not make this game, nobody should want it and nobody should write about it. I am upset that someone is making something that does not personally interest me. How does this happen? Why doesn't everyone check with me before they do anything to see whether or not I would like it? Is that so much to ask? If I don't like something then it is obviously the worst thing that has ever been created in history and it should not be allowed to exist. The existence of things that I don't like - like Grease - are of inconvenience to me and are therefore worse than Hitler. I am going to write a letter to my congressman asking him to outlaw things that I don't like. I also don't like my congressman either so hopefully after doing what I want he will resign and have himself shot into space. That is all.

EcksBocks360
EcksBocks360

angelGP32: I know exactly what you mean. Non-gamers aren't stupid at all, in fact they ask me what games are good on the system and not, like "is this mario game better than that" or "should i get wii play" or whatever. They can be just as enthusiastic about games as "core" gamers are, just playing different games.

angelGP32
angelGP32

@Dlarrain: no all these shovelware games are not good. And I can see what I'm about to say already happening with people that I know who own Wii's. Heres the problem. The non gamer crowd is not going to go Gamefaqs.com or anywhere to read reviews, they are going to buy something based on what they like. When they get home and it's a pile of crap, then they now start to think differently about what they buy and once they buy enough terrible games, they just stop altogether. Again, these people don't actively look for reviews and probably don't know they even exist, like Grandma will go to GameSpot or something. I try to tell everybody that I know that has a Wii or is getting one to read reviews before they waste their money.

steveguttenberg
steveguttenberg

To the people who'd rather be doing some mundane task than playing this game: rejoice -- the playing of this game, like gay marriage, is optional, not mandatory.

tawagivercetti
tawagivercetti

who thinks up crap like this?.......what were they smoking..

tawagivercetti
tawagivercetti

I'm holding out for the collectors edition of Grease the one with the free pink douche.....pre-ordered like 3, LOL The warriors xbla game will probably just be a remake of Armies of the Night (the arcade game in the warriors clubhouse). I heard a new warriors movie is coming out too. See imdb.....timmy.

CazmoV
CazmoV

I don't think it should be a party game of rhythm game, but an adapted Grease RPG would own :D

Hayden10Noah
Hayden10Noah

NO!!! i hated this movie, and most movie games suck!! just like AI3xn said!

CreatureRising
CreatureRising

Hmmm It was a Ok Movie..... NO GAME PLZZZ Id Rather have a Sloppy Joe then this.. Id Rather Get Assassinated by Altair.... Id Rather have to go to the bathroom every Hour... Id Also Rather Have a Nice Nice Lemonade then this

Dlarrain
Dlarrain

Why people are saying that Wii doesn´t need this game, with more games is far better, if it not interesting for you just don´t take care, personally I don´t like too much the idea, but every year more and more games are being released to Wii, some like this, and some different, there are games for everyone, not only for young players.

Al3xn
Al3xn

All movie games are usually awful I doubt this will be a exception one of the stupidest ideas i've heard of all year.

necronaux
necronaux

Grease? Really? They can't get new/modern movie-to-game transitions right, so what do they do? Instead of making better games, they make crappy games of movies from the 70's. I'll pass.

Platyphyllum
Platyphyllum

@maxsteel86 I agree with the travman. There's no need to be paranoid about all games becoming shovelware or "casual". The chances of that happening are pretty much zero to none. There's main gamer crowd is always going to be there and developers are always going to make games for them. I find it hard to believe that a game like Grease could possibly outsell the biggest names in the video game industry (and your theory of this game possibly outselling Halo is way too unrealistic).

thetravman
thetravman

@maxsteel86 Ps2 got so many shovelware also, and we're still getting loads of good games this generation. Personally, I don't worry about it because there are still many developers who are true to their work. Casual may be moving in because of what Nintendo is doing, but heck, it's not going to take over the whole gaming industry. I don't understand why alot of people feel paranoid about it.

maxsteel86
maxsteel86

@thetravman Just cos we're not obligated to buy it doesn't mean we cant complain about it. Maybe you dont realise but if crap like this sells better than good stuff like Halo or something, what type of games do you think developers will commit to making? Of course you wont be obligated to buy any of the lame stuff but here's the problem, what if ALL the games become just casual crap? Gonna still feel smug then cos you're not obligated to buy it?

NightRain
NightRain

Tell me more, Tell me more, of this stupid giant crap...

godzillavskong
godzillavskong

This may actually work, mainly because their are so many people in the age demographic when this movie was popular that picked up a Wii for it's novelty, that it may actually sell a few copies. I'm not interested, but their are some 40 - 50 year old Wii owners who will be grabbing this copy for sure.

thetravman
thetravman

Unlike many people here,I won't complain about it because I'm not obligated to buy it.

zinoalex
zinoalex

Summer lovin'-had me a blast. Summer lovin'-happened so fast But Oh,,,those Summer nights!

angusclone2
angusclone2

Now I can sing "Grease Lightning"! :D

dr-snowman
dr-snowman

this may go down as the biggest fail ever

neoand12
neoand12

This blows so hard! WTFFFF?! this is a dumb ass idea.

akuma1069
akuma1069

Finally! Everyone has been wondering when Grease would make it to the video game market. ^If this comment sounds silly it's because IT IS!

angelGP32
angelGP32

if it's voice acted by Travolta, i'll consider it....not.

HaXeR
HaXeR

*facepalm* Who the f*** thought this was a good idea?!

Master0009
Master0009

And people still try to defend the wii............

Kcube
Kcube

I bet its gonna be a rock band/guitar hero clone.

NICKKELANIUS
NICKKELANIUS

at least they dont have to worry about quality if their making it for the wii

shadowysea07
shadowysea07

god help us DX and hears hoping we don't get a grease 2

arturo121893
arturo121893

To all the people who are saying that the N is not to blame for these horrible games should pay attention.Microsoft and Sony all have FINAL say on what go out to the public.So either the N needs to wake up,or start firing people,because this is getting sad.GREASE????? If you want grease that badly ask guitar hero to make a musical soundtrack pack!!!!!!

jamiep319
jamiep319

The reason that all these crap games keep showing up on the wii is because nintendo has no screening process for licensing. any developer can release any game on the wii, unlike with the 360 or ps3, which require approval from microsoft or sony.

angelGP32
angelGP32

no, the fact that Nintendo allows the game to be licensed to be created for it's systems is a fail on NINTENDO, not the developer. Even the most die-hard Nintendo fan even has to be shaking their heads and thinking that it's starting to get ri-god-damn-diculous. You would have never seen this back in the SNES days. Bring that Nintendo back, this new Nintendo is just a smoltering pile of poop and garbage, if it wasn't for the non traditional gamers, they'd be chapter 11 already.

Ashmasaki
Ashmasaki

The Wii is like a landfill that takes in all the trash games that would otherwise never see the light of day, case in point.

shamarke
shamarke

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moose3469
moose3469

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svaubel
svaubel

Why is this even being made into a game? Are publishers/devs seriously so out of new ideas they have to try to make some 30 year old show the next crappy game?

Leonagard
Leonagard

yeah blame developers!!! poor games ever and ever...

DPhunkT
DPhunkT

@Marcster1994 Yeah I ment the developers and Paramount, I bet Nintendo is shaking their heads right now.

Marcster1994
Marcster1994

@ Link_Destined_1 Nintendo dind.t make this gamer, Paramount did. Most of the crappy party games are made by ubisoft, EA and more cheap develping studios