Stuntman re-igniting this summer

Details come forth for THQ's next-gen edition of the stunt-driving franchise; game set for summer release, confirmed for 360, PS3, PS2.

The original Stuntman.

Most driving games ask players to complete courses in the fastest possible time, avoiding collisions at all costs. However, that all went out the door in 2002's Stuntman for the PlayStation 2. When the narrator (a Hollywood film director) asked players to "Hit the boxes!" gamers put the pedal to the metal and crashed through a pile of crates, all in the name of cinema.

Now it's almost time for gamers to once again change their middle names to "Danger." Previously revealed by Atari in early 2006, Stuntman: Ignition, the game's follow-up, was formally announced today by THQ. The publisher acquired the Stuntman license and the game's developer, Paradigm Entertainment, last May from Atari. Stuntman: Ignition is due out on the Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, and PlayStation 2 this summer.

Ignition will carry on the original's spirit of honoring the Hollywood stuntman by tasking players to drive vehicles on location during a film shoot. There will be more than 25 different types of rides, including motorcycles, sports cars, and hovercraft. Directors will ask gamers to make improbable jumps and other dangerous stunts in one take--and make it look easy. The sequel will also feature online multiplayer, pitting fall guy versus fall guy on movie sets, back lots, or user-created sets.

Stuntman: Ignition has not yet been rated by the ESRB or priced. For more information on the game, check back soon for coverage of THQ's Gamers' Day.

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54 comments
dilan94
dilan94

wow! The games seems awesome.

cj_hope33
cj_hope33

Yes I was hoping for a sequel and now its true!!! Hope the create you own stunt mode or w/e it was called is just as good and even greater.

emorule
emorule

First one was great!

Enigma2K99
Enigma2K99

I got it for PS2... ... dear God, WHY did I do that to myself?!?!?

goodemon
goodemon

i hope theres a downloadable demo on playstation network. cause damn the first stuntman could get REALLY frustrating at times

makemeweak
makemeweak

Looks promising. I'll try it out.

kamicolo
kamicolo

Stuntman 2, let's see what it can do. Burnout already has crashing and racing mix with it; do we need Stuntman? Eh...

Reetesh
Reetesh

The Original Burnout ? Well..more like the badly done Burnout :P Hope this one's a lot better.

ocdog45
ocdog45

i don't like that game, but good i guess

Spartan8907
Spartan8907

The first one was great. Only things I could really complain about are the loading screens and the limited amount of objects that you could use at one time in the stunt editor. Come to think of it, I should play this on my PS3...I think I will. I hope this one has all the good stuff from the original and more and none of its flaws. If they can do that, this game will be a hit.

blackIceJoe
blackIceJoe

I so wish this was a PS3 and 360 only game. Having a PS2 version means there is a good chance the other versions will be held back. But I think the PS2 version will out sell the 360 and PS3 put together.

tiago97
tiago97

hope they make a great game like the first one since it's not the same developer and the loading time is faster cause the first one the loading was lonnnnnnnnnnnnggggggggggg

ashitaka_hamana
ashitaka_hamana

First one was pretty darn tough, can't wait to check this one out =)

oosoup2
oosoup2

the first one was a tough game in my opinion, so this should be good

Mowshnan
Mowshnan

I hope this one doesn't have the insane load times of the original. There was no sense in waiting a minute for it to load, fail the stunt in under a minute and then wait another minute for it to load again...I returned it the next day.

Zkeptik
Zkeptik

The original title had some great potential but my version suffered from frequent lock-ups and crashes. I hated not being able to save after a tough stunt on some of the longer scenes. Could be a great game if it is done right. The little movie rip-offs were great to watch too. I'll be paying close attention to this title.

TakaNui
TakaNui

the avatars r bigger!

thorsen-ink
thorsen-ink

Let's hope it don't stink up my 360...

DrKill09
DrKill09

Hope this one is good. At least that horrible developer Reflections is not involved.

GrimKiller46
GrimKiller46

I LOVED the original. Other than games like Burnout (and later Flatout), this was one of the few games that you got POINTS for crashing!

cypher50
cypher50

I loved the first one because of how much I hated it....it was a game that was absolutely fun to play but could make your blood boil with the difficulty of it. Can't wait for a new version...

gunner6270
gunner6270

i couldn't stand the loading times but i expect the new one to be a lot better.

drlove06472
drlove06472

The original game has to many loading screens. cant wait for this one.

Unforg1ven
Unforg1ven

Loved the original game. It can make you scream sometimes over tedious things but still a good game. Lets hope this one will be better B)

Kalorin
Kalorin

Is it just me or did the Avatars just get bigger? The text was centered vertically a minute ago too...

BWRoss79
BWRoss79

The PS2 will last...forever? Load times were pretty bad! I'll probably get it....lol.

turb06
turb06

i hope the build your own stunt park feature is improved upon, although it was fun it was kind of limiting in the things you could do.

brightboy
brightboy

And don't forget that the loading time betwwen each stunt was really long

peeweeshift
peeweeshift

Well they have a long way to go. The first game was horrible. It was linear. You had little choice of how you wanted to drive. Let's hope they reinvision it

TWOC2689
TWOC2689

The first one was great can't wait for this one

anigamer
anigamer

"The devs have been quoted in a previous issue of PSM mag that the long load times have been fixed." Sweetness. I did actually like the first Stuntman game. The satisfaction of completing a stage was really high due to the high level of frustration of trying to complete it, lol.

zero9167
zero9167

cool i liked the first one. would be cool if it has helicopters and boats ect :D

DarqFlare
DarqFlare

Sounds like it could be a good game. Let's hope so.

fonzieahmed
fonzieahmed

Awesome! Loved the difficulty in the first game, hope its the same case with no.2

mattius1989
mattius1989

next gen stuntman.... sounds good to me :)

helium_flash
helium_flash

It's coming out out on the PS2 also. Will that system EVER die?

apwc
apwc

The first one was fun, but it took a toll on your patience if you played it too long. Hopefully the sequel can work out some of the difficulty and trial/error issues.

dr-venkman
dr-venkman

I'm one of the few who loved the first game (though it had it's share of problems) So I'm kinda looking forward to this game. But with a new GTA coming out, do we really need this game?

krimlin077
krimlin077

OH! I LOVED this game! Sure the load times were long ( to say the least ) but overall, I thought the game was great. My favorite levels still have to be the monster truck one and also the " indian Jones" set. Rootin' for this game to come out!

TTDog
TTDog

It can't be as bad as the first one surely.

ashuncc2
ashuncc2

Great news! This will be a nice addition to the X360 library.

OfficialBed
OfficialBed

ooooo....finally for 360...ill most likely get this

druggyjoe3000
druggyjoe3000

yes finally for the 360 awsome no i dont have to get stunt man 2 for the ps2 because i cuzin stole it so i got mad but know i am happy

speedracer15
speedracer15

i hope they bring back the monster truck!

ReggieNametaker
ReggieNametaker

YUSH! The original was the best game they've done in recent years (even if Driv3r is a guilty pleasure and I havent played Parallel Lines). Hope it's good :)