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A2M rebrands, confirms Wet 2

Naughty Bear also getting a sequel from the company now known as Behaviour; upcoming titles for 3DS, PSP2 also hinted at.


Artificial Mind and Movement--more popularly known by the moniker A2M--has been busy of late. The Canadian developer has just finished the Wii port for The Sims 3, after releasing MySims SkyHeroes, Naughty Bear, and the PSP version of Dante's Inferno, along with a number of downloadable titles this year. The studio, which bills itself as Canada's largest independent developer, today confirmed sequels for the critically panned Naughty Bear, as well as 2009's more favorably reviewed stylized third-person shooter Wet. Neither title yet has a confirmed publisher.

The Eliza Dushku-voiced Wet was released in 2009 to mixed though generally favorable reviews.
The Eliza Dushku-voiced Wet was released in 2009 to mixed though generally favorable reviews.

The company announced the new titles jointly with a new name--henceforth it is to be known as Behaviour. The studio formerly known as A2M was originally known as Behaviour in the 1990s and latterly adopted the Artificial Mind and Movement moniker.

As well as Wet 2 and Naughty Bear 2, the company confirmed it was developing an XBLA title called Doritos Crash Course and a number of unannounced titles. These titles will be across multiple platforms, including "next generation handhelds," though no more details were offered by the developer. The company also has Rango in the works--a multiplatform family-friendly title, which is being developed for EA and Paramount Digital. Rango: The Video Game will tie in with the 2011 Jonny Depp animated film of the same name, though EA confirmed to GameSpot that Depp would not be lending his voice to the game tie-in.

It is also launching a Facebook game in November and has a "casual" massively multiplayer online game coming in early 2011. Behaviour intends to continue its work both developing its own IP, as well as working on a for-hire basis for other larger developers and publishing houses.

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