Sin City: The Game coming

California-based developer and publisher Red Mile nabs games licence for the gritty series of noir graphic novels.

Gaming's about to get more sinful with the announcement that a series of video games based on the Sin City comic book series is on its way. Jackass the Game developer Red Mile Entertainment has acquired the rights for an exclusive "multi-year, worldwide" licence to develop and publish games based on the series. The financial details of the transaction are not known.

The Sin City comic series was created by Frank Miller, and the first part was published in 1991 by Dark Horse. The series tells the tales of the residents of Basin City--otherwise known as Sin City--where violent crime rates are high and the police routinely wear full-body armour. A movie adaptation codirected by Robert Rodriguez and Frank Miller, and starring Bruce Willis and Jessica Alba, was released in 2005. Filming for the sequel, Sin City 2, is due to start next month.

Red Mile's CEO, Chester Aldridge, commented on the deal, "Sin City enjoys a broad and devoted following. Its crime noir settings, richly detailed characters, hyper-real action sequences, and engaging stories provide an outstanding groundwork for video games."

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113 comments
DeMarsVolta
DeMarsVolta

i think a max payne gameplay style should be enough... the GTA formula has been used too much times

Jason_da_psycho
Jason_da_psycho

any movie adoption game that actually rules let me see scarface, fantastic four.... they all sucked, right?

tdw
tdw

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jakob_187
jakob_187

Well...Sin City as a game? Let's think about this. The developer that made the wretched Jackass the Game has the license. There is no style of gameplay announced, which means they are probably thinking of the GTA route. If so, the game will blow horrendously. Sin City isn't set for anything like that. Even if they do build all of Sin City, it won't be able to hold up as an open-world sandbox game because you can only go so far in Basin City, and with the focus of the novels being around characters and story SOOO much...as well as visual style, it's going to be rough to make an open-world game with a strong focus in those needed categories. So let's say they don't go the open world route. Linear level design is so trashy nowadays, it's really hard to believe it would work with Sin City either. When it comes down to it, I just don't see how they can make this a COMPELLING game. They could make it a good game, by all means...but compelling is a different story.

kappareign
kappareign

my guess: 2nd film will be good. game will suck.

params7
params7

This should be brilliant if done right.

finch9600
finch9600

sounds like somebody wants to make a cheap buck after the success of the film. it really is not suited for gameplay. adding interactivity ruins what sin city really is. what it really is i have no idea how to explain lol.

dark_harpy
dark_harpy

i imagine it something between max payne 2 and vampire:bloodlines. but whatever they do i hope it would be good, 'cos sin city really is suitable for a game.

Darkside2501
Darkside2501

Loved the movie, the game will probably bomb.

Ubelnacht
Ubelnacht

A GTA style Sin City game.. mmmmmm... tastey.

rokkuman09
rokkuman09

I really want to see how the do the graphics. I think they should make them look like a comic book like XII tried, but way better than that.

defjam33
defjam33

better get Jessica Alba body right!

too_tall13
too_tall13

for the most part, adapting games into movies has been dismal at best. Lets see if it can be done right in reverse. I love Sin City and the whole mythology surrounding the series, the characters, the art, the setting...i REALLY hope they dont screw this up...

blancobo
blancobo

The movies were a "nice" adaptation of the series, though the overall highlights were HOT girls and the cast ensemble. then again, how can this be made better into a video game? Where to get the HD advantage when there is so much dull color as part of the theme? THis is quite an interesting challenge for developers. I believe surrealism/hyper realism have a much better chance of pulling through via a game but then character emotion and definition are another story where developers like Square Enix (FF), Ubisoft and Kojima Productions have expertise. At the same time, the "comic" style reference could be acquired from studios like Sony Santa Monica or the Daxter developer... Don't really know many projects from the team mentioned. Hopefully it will be taken as a challenging project with good hopes for success.

NightRain
NightRain

I LOVED Sin City. It was freaking awesome. They better not screw it...

thepunisher311
thepunisher311

Too bad a better developer didn't get their hands on this.

Dreski83
Dreski83

since I'm good at being a jerk face, let it be known this idea is a little too late to have any major impact. Not only does the comic stand alone as a good thing by itself, but the movie barely slid by as something that held people's attention besides wonderful visuals. A game is something this property doesn't need... much a less another movie if I say so myself.

Kfoss
Kfoss

hope its as good as the movie..

DrKill09
DrKill09

"I'll stare the bastard in the face as he screams to God, and I'll laugh harder when he whimpers like a baby. And when his eyes go dead, the hell I send him to will seem like heaven after what I've done to him."

GizmoVirus
GizmoVirus

If it follows the movie and comic book in terms of looks and feel then it should be ok

dukerav
dukerav

Hmm Sin City the game, coming from the same developer that brought us Jackass The Game? Am I missing something here? I think it is a safe bet that many people including myself are quite skeptical about this.

RaiKageRyu
RaiKageRyu

lol, at first glance, I thought it said Sim City: The Game. Now it makes more sense.

jknight5422
jknight5422

What is a "Jackass the Game developer Red Mile Entertainment"???? I don't think anyone named Jackass should be developing games.

patro999
patro999

This should be promising, Loved the Film, Loved the Books I hope its in black and white with the odd colour that would rock and be a nice alternative to the recent "look at my sky it has 3000 shades of blue" games Hawk Ps I believe Hyper-realism is the phrase coined to descirbe not totally unrealistic acts but more acts youd only expect someone whos been training in a certain fighting style for a very very long time to be able to pull off, and even then theyre still hard to do

caesarbites
caesarbites

Well, I haven't played a game in black and white with minimal color since my Atari was hooked up to a crappy 15-inch TV back in the '80s.

stealth89
stealth89

I pray you'll be able to go into the bar and see Jessica Alba doing her thing... in 3D!

NeoNavarro
NeoNavarro

This idea is going to crash and burn... man I hope I'm wrong but our history of movie based games don't lie...

paradyme777
paradyme777

For some reason I don't see these games turning out to well. I don't know why but I just have a bad feeling about these ones.

slayer1090
slayer1090

I hope this doesn't fail like most movies based games do.

birdmandaddi
birdmandaddi

i wunder if its gonna be in black and white?

_HunterX_
_HunterX_

oh no a lack of realism. That's against the law!!... I loved the movie. hopefully the game will be good, unlike most games made from movies. This is from the comic book though, so maybe it'll be better.

fattyxboxbutt
fattyxboxbutt

I dont understand why "hyper-real action sequences" would be in a game about a movie that is famous for its lack of realism.

0757691
0757691

The movie was awesome, wanna see tha game 2!!!!

playa42018
playa42018

I love the movie, but I'm not excited about the game at all.

telvisnostic
telvisnostic

I have to tell my friend about this. He loves sin City. And I don't want it to be a GTA clone either. I want it to be different. Maybe just follow it the way the graphic novels or movies were.

chrisdojo
chrisdojo

i'm guessing this will be a GTA clone....

Gigatron
Gigatron

They have to at least nail the amazing style down in the game. Can anyone say "cel-shading"? The graphic novel cries out for a GTA style adaptation... hopefully they'll do it justice.

j1m1b
j1m1b

Well thats another good thing about to be ruined

Regginator14520
Regginator14520

People think Red Mile will screw it up. So tell me, which developer do you can make it so much more better?

TintedChimes
TintedChimes

I wonder who you get to play as? I want to play as Marv, he's a freaking tank!

yukine
yukine

They will screw it up -- mark my words!