Total Recall 2012 MMOG on the way

Web game publisher SEE Games announces partnership to develop multiplayer title based on Colin Farrell remake of 1990 sci-fi film.

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A Columbia Pictures' remake of Total Recall is on the way to theaters next year, and like the 1990 original, it will also have a game tie-in. However, while the original film's tie-in was a 8-bit side-scrolling action title, the 2012 film's game adaptation will bring the property into the modern era as a massively multiplayer online game, courtesy of publisher SEE Games.

Total Recall should be memorable, if nothing else.

The Total Recall MMOG will be a freemium title that meshes MMO and social game features with player-versus-player and player-versus-environment gameplay. SEE Games says that the game will deliver consolelike graphics via Web browsers without the need to download any sort of local software client.

This project comes from a collaboration between SEE Games and Chinese online game developer ZQGame. Other franchises with game adaptations on the way from SEE Games include Men in Black, War of the Worlds, and Waterworld.

No release window was provided for the MMOG, but the Total Recall film is set to hit theaters on August 3, 2012.

Discussion

61 comments
Jedo
Jedo

I thought that this would be an interesting game and wondered whose good idea this was, but then I read that it's a movie cash-in and was immediately disappoint.

christhor
christhor

Is Total Recall the name of the game or the schedule of the developer because it is so buggy at its release - LOL

 

TBear7130
TBear7130

No images, no beta info, no updates and an mmo plans on a successful release in about a month with a sorry movie idea without anything close to a Star Trek following.

cr8ive
cr8ive

So ... we'll have hundreds of players (if the subscription even reaches a hundred) with wiped-out memory? As much as I love the original Total Recall, I'm not sure if the remake is going to be good... even more so for an MMO game tie-in. Single player game makes sense... an MMO? ... errr.... probably just another MMO w/ total recall background.

wyan_
wyan_

This is the first I've heard of the Total Remake. To bad the game will be multuiplayer. Total Fail.

Daemoroth
Daemoroth

Oh crap, movie tie-ins are now trying to go into the MMO space too? They've yet to make a decent single player one.

terrascythe
terrascythe

Remaking an Arnold movie sounds wrong. The MMO is just a gimmick to promote the movie, it's very common these days. It's not like it's going to be a trip-A title so get over it. I wouldn't be surprised if they also make a alternate reality game to help with marketing.

FoeCrusher
FoeCrusher

@greggor I disagree the short story by Phillip K. Dick (we will remember it for you wholesale) really lends itself to being re interpreted because it has the core idea of implanted memories but not too much else. So a filmmaker is forced to add detail to make a movie. No one feels cheated because they can remain true to the vision of the story but are still free to innovate. This is unlike much larger novels where the filmmakers often have to remove large sections of the book to make it fit a movie format. Sometimes I am left wondering if anything besides the title is the same. Many of his books have been made into movies Do andriods dream of electric sheep- Blade Runner Second Variety (I think)- Screamers Imposter- Imposter and quite a few more.

OSJ-1987
OSJ-1987

Guess I need to get my ass to Mars.

Greggor
Greggor

I can't see anyone appreciating the original Total Recall and wanting to remake it. As for the game, I'll have to wait to see more but I'm sure it will be as lousy as the new movie.

hystavito
hystavito

I won't able to afford this because I have 4 kids to feed, er, I mean 5 kids.

ChameleonX
ChameleonX

Umm, Waterworld? They see money in that property?

Richardthe3rd
Richardthe3rd

I can't believe anyone thinks this is a good idea. Really, I can't.

FoeCrusher
FoeCrusher

LOL you can't make this stuff up!

endorbr
endorbr

And they think we need/want this because?

MuffintopX
MuffintopX

Nooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo

The_Gaming_Baby
The_Gaming_Baby

As long as I see a female character with 3 boobs, I'm cool.

gix47
gix47

so...a another zygna clone farmville FB game?

Jaga_Telesin
Jaga_Telesin

A social web-based MMO that is a spin off on a movie remake? Doomed from it's very inception.

J_Dangerously
J_Dangerously

This game, like the movie remake it represents, is doomed to suck.

paradiggam
paradiggam

You got what you wanted, Cohagen. Now give these people the air.

banana23man
banana23man

If this was sold in the market, I'm guessing the inevitable poor sale and review will force SEE to totally recall the game.

SicklySunStorm
SicklySunStorm

If it doesn't have three boobed aliens and a little dude attached to a guy's stomach, I'm not interested. How dare they re-do this film....

KamuiFei
KamuiFei

They should make a Mad Max MMO... Aunty Entity is a raid boss. See? I have movie tie-in ideas for MMOs too... :P

SauhlGood
SauhlGood

its bad enough you get one-off titles being developed a year before the movie, and predictably sucking... now they think they can condense the huge development grind of a proper MMO into this same anerexic deadline.... perhaps the word 'proper' is a misnomer on my part

steelmouth
steelmouth

i dont know about the games but the movie FAIL when will Hollywood learn @ thier prime the holly trinity (Schwarzenegger, Willis and Stallion) can never be redone,remake or re-anything even they them selves cant do it again now

inaka_rob
inaka_rob

based on the wrong version of the movie IMO

ChaosUndivided
ChaosUndivided

The remake will suck and so will the game. The Original Total Recall was awesome.

Freezezzy
Freezezzy

A game based on an upcoming movie? Really? This is news? The only really surprising part is the fact that it's gonna be an MMO.

gamebreakerz__
gamebreakerz__

The movie will not be the same with Schwarzenegger.

CyhortI82
CyhortI82

Come on Cohagen, you got whatchu whanted! Nah give dhese people aih!

alonjar
alonjar

Its browser based.. meaning it isnt a real MMO, its one of those crappy browser games. Its "freemium" meaning you play for free, and buy premium content. Once again... crappy asian browser game.

Lpedraja2002
Lpedraja2002

If good MMO's based on well known franchises are going Free-to-play due to lack of subcribers how in the hell do they expect to make an MMO of Total Recall? Does it even have an established universe like Star Trek and Star Wars? I've only seen the movie and that was only tolerable since Arnold was in it.

YoungCardinal
YoungCardinal

The remake of Total Recall isn't located on Mars. They essentially taking the principles and keeping it on Earth... Not sure how they can make an MMO out of this?

Ovakil_Kang
Ovakil_Kang

Firstly, I dont really see how this can be made into a MMO, WoW/Star Trek: Online etc at least had a universe that had the right stuff in it to make a good MMO, whereas this doesnt really have a lot going for it. Not only that, but atm the MMO market is dominated by WoW, imo unless you have a really strong idea, and create a revolutionary new mmo system, theres no point going against WoW. Although as I say with all new MMOs I hear about, I wish it luck, because I would love to find one that I love, but so far no luck :(

Megawizard
Megawizard

Oh boy! Now it gets to fall flat on two fronts simultaneously! :D

Barighm
Barighm

This concept is dead on arrival. Wish I could be more positive, but MMO's not based on a crazy huge franchise failing super quick is practically a law of nature.