Red Mile contracts new Sin City dev

Publisher confirms as-yet-unnamed studio will replace Transmission Games on gaming adaptation of Frank Miller's gratuitous graphic novel.

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In announcing a copublishing agreement with Atari yesterday, Red Mile Entertainment revealed that the Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 editions of Heroes Over Europe had been bumped to 2009 to join the PC version of the game. The announcement appeared as if it would make for a busy year for Transmission Games, who in addition to the flight combat sim has been attached to release a game adaption of Frank Miller's acclaimed graphic novel Sin City in 2009.

While that 2009 release appears to still be a go, Red Mile has confirmed for GameSpot that it won't be Transmission Games at the wheel. Responding to requests for comment, a Red Mile representative said that Sin City has been passed off to an as-yet-unannounced development house, a change that occurred "quite a long time ago." Commenting on the switch, the Red Mile representative said, "Transmission is focusing on Heroes Over Europe, which is quite an important title for us."

Information remains relatively sparse on Sin City the game. Red Mile has previously announced that the game will make use of Epic Games' Unreal Engine 3, which has powered such titles as Gears of War and Hour of Victory. Reports earlier this year indicated that the game would arrive on the Xbox 360, PS3, and Wii in time for Christmas 2009.

Commenting on the direction of the game when it was first announced, design lead Flint Dille said, "Frank [Miller] and I have been having a party coming up with nasty stuff for the game. In true Sin City fashion, some old characters will return, new characters will appear and--without giving anything away--probably die horribly."

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