Tron: Evolution begins Dec. 7

Disney and Propaganda's vehicular action game cruising onto 360, PS3, PSP, Wii, DS, PC two weeks before film; $130 collector's edition includes light cycle model.

Tron: Legacy is expected to anchor Walt Disney Pictures' Christmas blockbuster offerings this year when it is released in theaters on December 17. Disney Interactive Studios' film tie-in will arrive nearly two weeks before, as the publisher announced today that Tron: Evolution has been given a December 7 release date for the Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, PSP, Wii, DS, and PC.

The collector's edition light cycle is not road-ready.

Along with announcing a formal launch window for the Propaganda Games-developed action/vehicular combat game, Disney offered first word on the game's Collectors' Edition, which will be available only for the Xbox 360 and PS3. Following in the vein of Call of Duty: Black Ops, Halo: Reach, and Gran Turismo 5, Tron: Evolution's limited-edition package will carry a hefty premium over its standard-edition counterpart, costing $130.

Spiking the package's cost is an exclusive Tron light cycle collectible model (pictured), which is being manufactured by Sideshow Collectibles. The Collectors' Edition package also comes with a special casing to house the model, which in turn features a pullout drawer in its base for the game's box.

Detailing the events between the original Tron--released theatrically in 1982--and its imminent predecessor, Tron: Evolution features a story that further fleshes out the franchise's universe. Disney has positioned it as an integrated companion piece, where the film will reference events that occur in the game. However, the publisher also noted that both the film and the game operate just as well as stand-alone experiences.

For more on Tron: Evolution, check out GameSpot's previous coverage.

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41 comments
SavoyPrime
SavoyPrime

I haven't seen anything from this game to make me think it will be worthy of my hard-earned money.

starduke
starduke

@s_h_a_d_o Now, that's a beauty! Too bad I don't have the $35,000...

starduke
starduke

Still, the CE is pretty lame.

soulessblade
soulessblade

Am I the only one who thinks this reeks of the Matrix movie/game storyline crossovers? Great idea poorly executed. I hope this will be better. As much as I love Tron, that price tag is way too prohibitive.

ZachBobBob
ZachBobBob

@s_h_a_d_o OHMYFUDGINGGOSH, I want one :O

Coolyfett
Coolyfett

Coolyfett can careless about the collectable stuff, But Coolyfett definately likes how the movie looks and always wanted to see those types of visuals in a space aged game. Coolyfett will definately have this game, when it hits the streets. This game will make Coolyfett unstoppable!!

Coolyfett
Coolyfett

Yes!!!! this is the game Coolyfett has been waiting on! The visuals of this game are gonna be super badass!! Coolyfett does not care what the haters say!! Coolyfett will have the Tron UMD on deck when they drop this jewel in the streets!!! I hope Daft Punk does all the music for the game!! Yesssssssssssss!

j0abell
j0abell

For that price, I'd want a lightcycle model I can sit on while I play and/or use as a game controller.

JangoF-76
JangoF-76

$130?? Seriously, is anyone stupid enough to pay that much for a game that comes with a fancy box and a plastic toy? Depressingly, I fear the answer is 'yes'.

AndresArrietta
AndresArrietta

I defiantly want to do a bit more research on this collectible before putting my money down at GameStop but looks pretty cool. I am a hoping that the developers didn't put all their money down on the collectible box and release a mediocre game to such a classic as Tron.

dbpvivi
dbpvivi

Item- cost to produce game 10p-£1 Plastic DVD Case 2p Printed booklet 50p-£2 Metal Box 50p Plastic Toy (collectable item) £1-£2 Total cost to produce- £3-£6 Final RRP -£100 Profit = £96 - £40 (cost of game) Net Profit £56 (2 years later) Final worth of collectors edition: £9.99 from ebay ...er ok anyone else see the prob?

goodemon
goodemon

dude cmon i went to SDCC and got the lightcycle for 5 bucks at Disney's booth. Granted, is wasn't Sideshow Collectibles. a better pack in would be the Tron Bearbrick...waaaaayyy cooler than the lightcycle.

lewser5
lewser5

That's way too pricey for me, i'm going to pass on this.

X-RS
X-RS

Three words: Whoop-Di-Doo!

syafiqjabar
syafiqjabar

@ boarwar Hasbro makes children's toys, don't they? I don't think Sideshow makes those.

s_h_a_d_o
s_h_a_d_o

@TomM_GScom

[QUOTE="Tom Magrino"]The collector's edition light cycle is not road-ready.[/QUOTE]

Unlike this one!

BlazeFirestorm
BlazeFirestorm

damn does every freakin' game need a collector's edition now??? Buy them if your heart tells you so but I'll stick with buying games by themselves. All that extra stuff they make you buy for nearly the price of the game itself would just end up in some bin in my basement....

Sanguis_Malus
Sanguis_Malus

I'm really hoping that the film turns out great, I can't wait to see it on Imax. You never know the game could be decent............then again game/film tie-ins, its hard to have much faith until its out.

FallenOneX
FallenOneX

As much as I loved Tron growing up, FAIL. For $130 the light cycle should have at least been an R/C toy that would never have been played with. Much.

-Vulpix-
-Vulpix-

looking forward to the game, but don't think I'm getting the collector's edition

green_dominator
green_dominator

Does the Lightcycle light up? I'll definitely be there day 1 when the film hits theaters. Tron Legacy has been a long time coming but I'm not as sure about the game. Everything I've seen looks good but I'll wait and see what the reviews and people say about it......

JKMadu619
JKMadu619

A CE for a movie Tie-In game... that's new. Only collectors edition I own is Halo Reach, nothing else thrilled me. - Justin

GeigerdolylWodd
GeigerdolylWodd

'"Detailing the events between the original Tron--released theatrically in 1982--and its imminent predecessor, Tron: Evolution features a story that further fleshes out the franchise's universe. Disney has positioned it as an integrated companion piece, where the film will reference events that occur in the game. "'

Hmm Matrix, anyone? Does anyone else remember how the Matrix tried to do much the same thing?

Targzissian
Targzissian

Too bad they're not planning to do a Collector's Edition for PC. I would buy that, like I bought the CE for StarCraft 2. After all the world of Tron is supposed to exist inside a computer system, not a gaming console. Still, if they throw in an art book and a sound track, I might break down and get it for PS3. I have a PS3 but I mostly use it for watching Blu-rays, such as (hopefully before too much longer) the original Tron.

bleach209
bleach209

this will be alright but the movie will be sweet!!! it also has daft punk doing the soundtracks for them so yay

SteveTwo
SteveTwo

Another example of the current trend of making collectors edition filled with crap in hopes of making a larger profit margin. The good thing, people who like CEs know to steer clear of stinkers like this. The bad thing, game companies who invest money in crap like this, which then doesn't sell, hurt the chances of worthwhile CEs being released later on.

xxsuperbananaxx
xxsuperbananaxx

The game looks cool, probably won't get collector's edition though. Can't wait for the movie.

Zloth2
Zloth2

For that price, they better include the movie in both DVD and BluRay formats.

boarwar
boarwar

"which is being manufactured by Sideshow Collectibles" Hey Sideshow Collectibles, Hasbro called and they said they can make your toy for 3 bucks and sell it for 10, instead of charging 70. f***ng "a" holes

BloodMist
BloodMist

This a game based on a movie.What are the chances of anybody actually wanting this?Not to mention the price is just absurd.Some collector's editions, just like some DLCs, just go too far into milking territory.

ScreamDream
ScreamDream

Tron's been a good series overall. Hope this is the best Tron yet. I will have to wait for reviews or see gameplay on this one though.

bloodfister047
bloodfister047

hopes december to a better one than the previous one

dynomitemasta
dynomitemasta

TRON: Evolution begins Dec 7th......... and ends later that night. a game and movie with this look might have been super advanced back in the 80's when it first came out, but in 2010? ...... both the movie and game will FAIL miserably... the color blue will grate on the nerves, oh I would say in about 8 minutes.

Dmg051793
Dmg051793

That looks so tight. I wonder how those actual street-ready light cycles will be.

dre256x
dre256x

awesome sweet sauce.. meeeee gettting..

Madbane
Madbane

Tron 2.0 was a great FPS-RPG game, I have much more expections for Tron Evolution.