Game previously abandoned in wake of Acclaim collapse picked up, headed for North American release on new system courtesy of Warner Bros., Codemasters.
The original Acclaim went under in 2004, but its last few projects haven't let a little thing like the death of their publisher keep them from being released. After Acclaim's bankruptcy, THQ quickly picked up and later released the street racer Juiced, and last month XS Games released The Red Star while Aspyr brought Made Man (formerly Interview with a Made Man) to retail.
Yet another Acclaim game is set to arrive at retailers, as a Warner Bros. Interactive representative confirmed for GameSpot today that it will be distributing the defunct company's driving game Emergency Mayhem. Originally announced for the PlayStation 2 and Xbox, Emergency Mayhem is being adapted for the Wii by Codemasters, and is one of a handful of the publisher's titles that Warner Bros. will release in North America.
No details have been revealed about the game in its current incarnation, but as introduced at the 2004 Electronic Entertainment Expo, Emergency Mayhem was a tongue-in-cheek action driving game that put players in control of fire, police, and medical response vehicles in Crisis City. True to its name, Crisis City is beset by all manner of calamities, and the Crazy Taxi-style game required players to navigate traffic to reach scenes of trouble, where they would then play minigames to put out literal and metaphorical fires.
Isn't this that emergency vehicle-driving game with gameplay like Crazy Taxi? I wanted this! Glad it wasn't abandoned overall XD
Great. We need more of these quirky games for the Wii. It's what made the DS stand out in my opinion.
This not only could be great fun, but also a good non violent game for kids if done right. IE fighting fires, and chaseing down the bad guys in cop cars sounds cool! Heres hoping it's like crackdown but without the blood and unrealistic car lifting.
Sounds like a fun little game. I miss Acclaim. They were responsible for releasing a ton of great SNES games.
ooooo cool. I saw this a few months ago on the "cancelled" list, and hearing of its return makes me happy, especially on the Nintendo Wii.
A previously abandoned game that was being worked on in 2004 being resurrected by a different developer altogether? I think I'll pass...
Hmmm... I curious on how well this will work. I want more crazy games for the wii, not more driving games
The more games the merrier I always say, the wii is really starting to be the next ps2, which is an awesome thing.
Don't remember hearing about this one, but I don't remember what I had for breakfast. Same rule applies as always: if it's good, I'll buy it.
Crazy Taxi would be awesome if done right on Wii. Sega should do that instead. It would be AAWEESOMe.
Actually Codemasters revealed this a few months ago [url]http://www.worthplaying.com/article.php?sid=40031[/url]
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