Clash of the Titans descending next spring
Genji developer Game Republic tapped by Namco, Warner Bros. to create action adventure adaptation of 2010 feature film remake.
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When Brash Entertainment went under last year, one of the projects left up in the air was a gaming adaptation of the upcoming feature film Clash of the Titans. With the movie's release fast approaching, the game based on it has finally found a new home.
Namco Bandai and Warner Bros. Interactive today announced that they will be publishing Clash of the Titans for the Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 alongside the movie's debut in spring of 2010. Described as an action adventure, the game will cast players as Perseus and allow them to follow the movie's plotline or take on original challenges in a separate play mode.
Clash of the Titans is being developed by Game Republic, the studio behind Sony's Genji series of samurai action games. In recent years, the outfit has also handled Dragon Ball: Origins on the DS, as well as the PS3-exclusive role-playing game Folklore. Last year, when the studio announced its deal with Brash for a Hollywood film adaptation, CEO Yoshiko Okamoto said the goal was "to do something revolutionary with something that has been never been seen before," adding, "The opportunity to reimagine a fictional world provided by a compelling Hollywood IP using the interactive medium of games is very exciting to me."
Okamoto also mentioned that the developer was working closely with the creative talent behind the film. Namco Bandai and Warner Bros. didn't specify whether or not any of the film's actors will lend their voices to the game, but there are plenty of stars who could potentially wind up in the game. Clash of the Titans stars Sam Worthington (Avatar, Terminator: Salvation) as Perseus, with Liam Neeson (Schindler's List, Krull) playing Zeus, and Ralph Fiennes (The English Patient, The Avengers) as Hades. Rounding out the cast are Gemma Arterton (Quantum of Solace, the forthcoming Prince of Persia), Alexa Davalos (The Chronicles of Riddick), and Pete Postlethwaite (The Usual Suspects, The Lost World: Jurassic Park).
While the original 1981 film Clash of the Titans (see below) never received a game adaptation, it left a considerable mark on the gaming world. Titles steeped in classical mythology commonly borrow from its interpretations, and Sony's developers on the God of War franchise were so taken with the movie they had Harry Hamlin reprise his role as Perseus for God of War 2.