Pacific Rim game revealed

Australian ratings board reveals new tie-in based on Guillermo del Toro's upcoming action flick; reportedly in development at Yuke's.

Guillermo del Toro's world of Pacific Rim may extend beyond the big screen. A game tie-in has been revealed by a rating from Australia's Office of Film and Literature Classification (via VG247).

WWE developer Yuke's is listed as the developer for the Pacific Rim game. The Japanese studio is no stranger to tie-in games, as the outfit was also behind Real Steel for Xbox Live and PlayStation Network, based on the Hugh Jackman film of the same name.

A NeoGAF forum member has posted several screenshots from the Pacific Rim game, as well as a packshot suggesting the title will release on digital platforms like XBLA and PSN.

Pacific Rim the movie details a near-future conflict between human-controlled robots and hulking monsters who have risen from the oceans. It is del Toro's first directed film since 2008's Hellboy 2: The Golden Army.

According to the screenshots at NeoGAF, the Pacific Rim game will also follow this formula. In the images, monsters and robots are shown battling in a number of environments. Pacific Rim the movie launches July 12.

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