Ubisoft to make NCIS Game

A new game based on the popular drama series is making its way to the Xbox 360, PS3, PC, and Wii on October 27; it was written and developed by the show's original writers.

Ubisoft has revealed that it is working on a game adaptation of the popular television crime drama NCIS, currently in its ninth season on the CBS network.

The game--slated for release on the Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, PC, and Wii on October 27, 2011--will feature four NCIS episodes written by the writers of the original series. Players will be able to take control of characters from the series (agents Leroy Jethro Gibbs, Ziva David, Tony DiNozzo, Timothy McGee, Abby Sciuto, and Ducky Mallard) and use their individual skill sets to solve four interconnected cases by collecting and analyzing clues, performing autopsies, and interrogating suspects. Environments featured in the game include Atlantic City and Dubai.

According to Ubisoft, a Nintendo 3DS version of the game will be released exclusively in EMEA (Europe, the Middle East, and Africa) territories.

According to CBS, NCIS currently averages 20 million primetime viewers and airs in 120 territories worldwide.

CBS and its digital media arm, CBS Interactive, is the parent company of GameSpot.

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peacemakersanad
peacemakersanad

A DRM or DRM-free game, that the real question here? For me atleast!

Zay424
Zay424

@Scorpion1813 I agree with you. I'm a huge fan of the series, and I have the game on my iPod Touch, but that game is all investigation and no combat. I would LOVE to see an NCIS game that combines investigation (like in the CSI games) and some kind of third-person shooter mechanics (like, say, Uncharted). The graphics look terrible, but if Ubisoft includes shooting mechanics, then we might have ourselves a decent game! After all, NCIS isn't all investigation! There's some pretty good combat sequences too!

Scorpion1813
Scorpion1813

"CBS and its digital media arm, CBS Interactive, is the parent company of GameSpot." So no negative reviews then?? Regardless of how bad the game may be. I really hope this turns out to be a good game. I've been wanting a NCIS game for ages now - a game that is a mixture of the investigation (similar to CSI games), and a 1st/3rd person shooter. From this article it seem that the game is investigation only. But the video shows platforming, but still no shooting. 'Tis a shame.

rgn1rountree
rgn1rountree

OH GOD *facepalm* First Ubisoft makes all those boring "CSI" video games and now since everyone has stop buying them, Ubisoft has decided to make half ass "NCIS" games, until they decide to make crappy ass "Criminal Minds". Plus it graphically it looks like a 2005 Xbox 360 game and that's not a compliment.

TheGreyArea
TheGreyArea

I wonder if Abby will be rendered as hot as she is in real life

edpeterson
edpeterson

I love NCIS, but this game... it just doesn't seem like it will be good.

Raxyman
Raxyman

@blueboxdoctor Agreed, I Am Alive looked great, but let's not forget Ubisoft is one of those "money first" kind of companies. Don't expect great things out of it.

kweeni
kweeni

NCIS? Seriously? :/

blueboxdoctor
blueboxdoctor

thanks ubisoft, for making a game based off of another boring crime drama. I guess they don't really care about getting I Am Alive out anytime soon. Would it have killed them to pick a good tv show, like doctor who mixed with torchwood, which is just begging to become a game.

Darth_Umbrus
Darth_Umbrus

Does Mark Harmon personally come to your house and slap you upside the head for buying this game?

eddieham13
eddieham13

I REALLY hope they have this like LA Noire where its, you know... well made.

69ingChimpmunks
69ingChimpmunks

I wouldnt mind it as an arcade game but there is no way I am buying this at the full priced 60 dollars.

sambob530
sambob530

@Richardthe3rd Where can I petition for it's release :P

Richardthe3rd
Richardthe3rd

Honestly, this sounds about as appealing as Activision releasing "Bed of Nails Hero; Masochistic Yogi Edition" with a full spiky-metal peripheral. I lied. Bed of Nails Hero would be way more awesome than this.

kennythomas26
kennythomas26

oh yeah I do enjoy the spin-off of the show which is pretty good (NCIS:LA), I'm just hoping that Hetty is alright cause I don't like the girl that as come to maybe replace her.

kennythomas26
kennythomas26

I used to like the show but got a little boring and sour, but I might check this game out if the price is right.

liam82517
liam82517

No expense spared on the graphics department I see.

WllDan7
WllDan7

Why must Ubi ruin the things I love?

Xeogua
Xeogua

I really hope they can pull it off, I love the show. It's the only thing that got me away from Gears tuesday.

grgcucu
grgcucu

all I see is fail.. I mean really?

brandon2802
brandon2802

I good game based on one of these shows would sell well. But not so sure about this one.

sideshowboots
sideshowboots

as long as I can play as Gibbs I'll give it a go

momoh410
momoh410

they shouldn't have made a wii version or even a 3Ds version if they were serious about making this game..

someonelsesgame
someonelsesgame

If ever it's a copycat of L.A Noire they better do the source material justice.

free_milk
free_milk

Sounds like a movie game which means it will suck

Fritzzland
Fritzzland

This is something I'll be waiting for!!

cipo89
cipo89

Ummm... Yeah good luck with that!

kami_amaya
kami_amaya

As much as I love me some Gibbs & DiNozzo, I fear this will be as bad as CSI...

TheGreyArea
TheGreyArea

Eek.. It seems L.A. Noire's influence / success has encouraged a bit of a trend. best of luck to the writers and developers on this one. But I personally struggle to be excited about this.

smoke_dog_4ever
smoke_dog_4ever

OK, so this show has been rated one of the top shows on network television, but why in God's name would anybody want to play a video game based on it? Horrible idea. This makes as much sense as a video game based off of House M.D. If you want to play a top quality detective game, pick up LA Noire. This is going to turn into another crapperific game. Seriously... who actually green lights and finances these kinds of games? Who actually thought "oh man, I love NCIS! And I'd LOVE to play a video game based on it! I'm going to finance the tv to game adaptation!"

ziproy
ziproy

Terrible show and soon to be terrible game. The only good games to ever come from a tv show has been a couple simpsons games

KillerJuan77
KillerJuan77

If it's anything like the CSI games with better character models then I'm hyped.

Darth_Kane
Darth_Kane

So, basically exactly like the crappy CSI games

Goyoshi12
Goyoshi12

I am a really big fan of NCIS. :D Looks pretty good from the trailer. I wish Ubisoft the best of luck. :)