Wet splashes down at Bethesda

Elder Scrolls firm confirmed as new publisher for Artificial Mind and Movement's stylised shooter; Eliza Dushku to voice lead character.

The fallout from the Activison Blizzard merger left several Vivendi Games titles without a publishing home. However, nearly all have since been picked up by other publishers, with Ghostbusters: The Video Game and The Chronicles of Riddick: Assault on Dark Athena landing at Atari and Brutal Legend finding a home at EA, to name a few.

When Rubi got angry, everything turned red.

One title that was still lacking a publisher, however, was Artificial Mind and Movement's third-person shooter, Wet. Last week, it appeared as if that situation was soon to be rectified, as many retailers had begun listing Bethesda Softworks as the game's publisher.

Today, Bethesda has confirmed that it is picking up the title, saying the game will arrive this autumn for the Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3. Wet is a heavily stylised third-person action game that takes the visual approach of retro films and directors like Quentin Tarantino. It will put the player in the role of Rubi Malone, a mercenary out for revenge.

The game will feature not only a retro look, but also retro sound, with '70s and '70s-inspired music running throughout the game. Rubi herself will be voiced by Eliza Dushku (Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Bring It On), who is no stranger to video game voice acting, having worked on Yakuza and the recent Saints Row 2.

For more on the game, check out the interview below or our recent preview.

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nappan
nappan

Currently I'm moist... I'll be wet if the game stands up to scrutiny. Bethesda being willing to pick it up probably bodes well I'd say, so here's to hoping! :)

Fife1100
Fife1100

Couldn't of thought of another company other than Bethesda to pick this up

UnsaidWarning
UnsaidWarning

Eliza is perfect for this character, and she has a great voice for it. Can't wait for it. She rocks.

zaiwen
zaiwen

oooh kept getting wet waiting for wet's release, what more if wet is already here ROFLMAO

CoRiNi
CoRiNi

the game graphics and character movements looks stupid, hopefully Bethesda works on that now.

richioso
richioso

And Uncharted is basically Indiana Jones, doesn't make it a bad game.

carllfc
carllfc

This game is basically Kill Bill

DAAVV-O
DAAVV-O

@ LeoBrZ81 Bethesda are publishing Wet, not developing it. It shouldn't have any effect on their other projects.

kavadias1981
kavadias1981

Inspired by Tarantino movies; like that hasn't been done before. I will keep my eye on it but it doesn't sound particularly original to me.

Pete5506
Pete5506

I hope the game turns out well

LeoBrZ81
LeoBrZ81

If Bethesda is working on this, does this mean they're setting the next Elder Scrolls aside??

cid_007
cid_007

Wet + Eliza Dushku = Wet Dream

firehawk998
firehawk998

Though Bethesda is publishing this game I hope they put forward some of their ideas in the game. The heroine looks hot though.

maverick_76
maverick_76

Seems like a cool game, the controls and story have to really be good to pull it off though.

robfield
robfield

They're releasing this in the fall? Bad move

Generic_Dude
Generic_Dude

Well, always willing to keep an open mind. And I'm eager to see an Elder Scrolls game too, guys, but this is just a publishing deal so don't worrying about it interfering with ES5's development. Though, personally, I'd like to see them get another Sea Dogs game out there -- or maybe even a new IP, like a game about a samurai that uses the Oblivion engine. That'd be nice.

tony382
tony382

This game is gonna blow.

freeezzzy
freeezzzy

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aldrenar47
aldrenar47

Guys... they are publishing this game, not developing it.. TES5 is still coming

feliscele
feliscele

Give me TES5 or give me...TES5.

gnieves
gnieves

I don't care about this game but Bethesda is only publishing. The game is developed by another company. Also I know they are gonna announce ES5 this E3. I'm more excited about the new Fallout, however!!!

Alex41790
Alex41790

As much as I'd like to be excited about this game..I'd be much more excited to hear about ES5 (please make it more like oblivion and less like fallout). However if they can pull this off it does look like a excellent game. *crosses fingers*

grillepain_man
grillepain_man

Did you hear the man??! WE WANT ELDER SCROLLS 5 !!!! NOW!

Geetarman42
Geetarman42

I might spare an eye for this game now..

nintendog66
nintendog66

Guys calm down... Publishing /=/ Developing

7Deuce
7Deuce

Wet? Get the **** outta here with that. We want Elder Scrolls 5!!

ElectrolightSH
ElectrolightSH

I have really been looking forward to this game for a while and I hope Bethesda dose not ruin it like they do with everything else.

willauqs
willauqs

This guy really makes me nervous about the game. Anyone who says " its kinda like this from such and such movie" shows a real lack of knowledge about developing in my opinion. It sounds and feels like a movie title game, which are rarely good And who is he kidding with all that mumbo about stylized action with swords and guns integrated? Ever heard of Devil May Cry?

okassar
okassar

Naa,I think there's a good chance Elder Scrolls 5 could come out Fall 2010.

oKiRe
oKiRe

I highly doubt The Elder Scrolls 5 will be out till the next generation of systems are here. This is the same thing that happened with TES3 & TES4.

ThAdEa82
ThAdEa82

The chick is wet and she is in angry rage mode

crix3
crix3

Forget about Wet I want Elder Scrolls

TheoleDominion
TheoleDominion

I'm excited about this game..LOVE games with a variety combat gameplay (Hand-weapons, hand to hand, and gunplay). For those intersted, if this is something of your ilk, I recommend "Path of Neo." I really hope it's as deep as "Path of Neo" combat system, you could do just about anything in that game, including stealth kills, special attack multiple enemies, and disarm and counter moves. Come to think of it, I've yet to see a game this gen, that even comes close to the variety of combat-gameplay that Path of Neo had.

Vasot
Vasot

Duskhu is hot and she has a good voice for the gaming industry... By the way the heroine of the game looks a bit like her.

xXFr34k_0uTXx
xXFr34k_0uTXx

Seems like some sort of branch off of the Devil May Cry series. Eager to see some game play footage. Although I must admit, the initial reason I clicked on the article was because it mention "Elder Scrolls." ;D

TesslaRex
TesslaRex

looks sweet hope they don't kill a good idea.

Chico_Azteca
Chico_Azteca

where is my Elder Scrolls? you guys.... stop playing with me ;_;

whitejackel
whitejackel

Finaly some one pick's up the slack here and gets tings rolling. All though i just hope they dont throw it out there with out the nice hard work and love the origenal ppl where puting into it, and mess it up.

BigDog333187
BigDog333187

Looking forward to this. Lookin pretty decent at this point

DickTwang
DickTwang

UHhhhhhhhhhhh, wait, what was i talking about? the game im helping to design?

DMccoy6621
DMccoy6621

This guy says "uh" way too much.

billyjunxix
billyjunxix

This is one of my most anticipated game on my PS3.

SavoyPrime
SavoyPrime

For those asking what 'Wet' means, it is short for 'Wetworks'. Pretty much a slang term for assassinations, hired killing, etc.

0011992288
0011992288

Looks cool. I usually like things of that nature.

Dante2710
Dante2710

looks like an interesting game

Rottenwood
Rottenwood

I have the feeling that Dushku will be doing video game voice acting for characters like this for the next decade. She's perfect for it.