Evil Dead Regeneration Announced

THQ announces the chance to grab your boomstick and raise some hell as the world's most badass convenience store employee in a cross-platform game due this summer:
CALABASAS HILLS, Calif., April 14, 2005: THQ Inc. (Nasdaq: THQI) today announced Evil Dead Regeneration™ for the Xbox® video game system from Microsoft and the PlayStation®2 computer entertainment system and Windows. The game explores a "what if..." continuation from Evil Dead 2, one of the most unhinged films from famed director Sam Raimi. Voiced by Bruce Campbell, players will control Ash, the reluctant hero of the series, as they're thrown into a masquerade of evil events, equipped with the latest in prosthetic fashion. Developed by THQ studio Cranky Pants Games, Evil Dead Regeneration is scheduled to release this summer.

"I've come to understand that there is only one person in this world fit for this kind of work," said Ash, part-time S-Mart manager, full-time fox. "And that's me. Not because of my knack to get things right, most of the time, but because I can slice and dice evil better than a knife sold on any late-night infomercial. Maybe it's partially to the fact that I've replaced one of my hands with a chainsaw, but I digress."

Evil Dead Regeneration follows Ash, the lone survivor of a camp discovering the Necronomicon - the wholly evil book of the dead. Thought to have murdered his companions, Ash is arrested, convicted of the crime, and sentenced to Sunny Meadows, an institute for the criminally insane, but not for long. Ash's peaceful stay is about to end - thanks to the perverted experiments of his very own psychiatrist, Dr. Reinhard. Hell-bent on using science to harness the Necronomicon's powers, the mad doctor unleashes the book's all-powerful Evil on the world - releasing a new slew of Deadites, monsters and spirits, twisting reality into a hellish strudel and leaving mankind with that not-so-fresh apocalyptic feeling.

"It's our goal to create the spiritual successor of Evil Dead 2, one of the seminal action films ever, in pop-culture," said David Bollesen, general manager, Cranky Pants Games. "Having Bruce Campbell on board, providing creative direction and embracing new ideas we've injected into their universe is critical, and their enthusiasm continues to drive us to deliver the ultimate Evil Dead experience."
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Re: Republic Commando
Apr 16, 2005, 19:57
Prez
 
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Re: Republic Commando Apr 16, 2005, 19:57
Apr 16, 2005, 19:57
 Prez
 
Where's my Star Wars Ghost Recon?

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Republic Commando
Apr 16, 2005, 12:27
Flo
 
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Republic Commando Apr 16, 2005, 12:27
Apr 16, 2005, 12:27
 Flo
 
Played the Riddick Demo and it felt great. But Republic Commando must be the damn best Star Wars game in ages. Played through it on the xbox (damnit I own a console now, how pathetic ) and I gotta say there's never a dull moment in it. Finally we got to the "Wars" in Star Wars, and I love it.
Now where's the sequel with a decent multiplayer component?
Supporter of the "Chewbacca Defense"
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Re: No subject
Apr 15, 2005, 15:01
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Re: No subject Apr 15, 2005, 15:01
Apr 15, 2005, 15:01
 
Hail to the King, baby!

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Apr 15, 2005, 09:50
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Re: Apr 15, 2005, 09:50
Apr 15, 2005, 09:50
 
There's been many more Aliens and Predator games before AvP. Several based directly off Aliens, if I remember correctly. It was always the perfect franchise to adapt into video game format. Some movies just shouldn't venture into that domain.

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Goldeneye
Apr 15, 2005, 08:36
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Goldeneye Apr 15, 2005, 08:36
Apr 15, 2005, 08:36
 
altho not one of my personal fave games, i'm sure many people would consider goldeneye to be the absolute best movie tie-in game of all time.

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No subject
Apr 15, 2005, 07:31
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Apr 15, 2005, 07:31
 
Super Star Wars for the SNES
Republic Commando for the PC
And the entire Xwing Series (including Tie Fighter)

There have been some excellent games and even tie-ins. And there have been a rare few that have exceeded the enjoyment of the silver screen counterparts.

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Re: To be more specific:
Apr 15, 2005, 07:05
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Re: To be more specific: Apr 15, 2005, 07:05
Apr 15, 2005, 07:05
Duc
 
Well, on the plus side tihs one can't really be worse than the last evil dead game.

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Re: To be more specific:
Apr 15, 2005, 06:59
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Re: To be more specific: Apr 15, 2005, 06:59
Apr 15, 2005, 06:59
 
jesus, i already said that further down. im saying chronicles of riddick the game concerns an entirely different story than chronicles of riddick the film, involving prisons and shivs, not spacefaring zombies and manifest destiny. its an indirect tie in. not a direct tie in that managed to beat the odds and be good.

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Re: To be more specific:
Apr 15, 2005, 06:29
Prez
 
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Re: To be more specific: Apr 15, 2005, 06:29
Apr 15, 2005, 06:29
 Prez
 
riddick was totally apart from the movie. it was set before even pitch black. so it doesnt buck the trend for direct tie ins sucking, it bolsters the trend for indirect tie ins ruling.

I have to disagree with you, red. Even if a game is only based in the same universe, as in AVP, it still is a movie tie-in. The developers are held within strict boundaries dictated by the movie license holder and cannot arbitrarily add to or deviate from the movie universe.


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didn't suck
Apr 15, 2005, 05:44
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didn't suck Apr 15, 2005, 05:44
Apr 15, 2005, 05:44
 
Buck Rogers on the megadrive was my favourite game for a long time.

Invading and taking over ships, ground combat, missions etc pirate action in space - was damn good fun.

and why talk only about direct game-movie tie-ins? The article isn't...

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Re: To be more specific:
Apr 15, 2005, 03:32
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Re: To be more specific: Apr 15, 2005, 03:32
Apr 15, 2005, 03:32
 
riddick was totally apart from the movie. it was set before even pitch black. so it doesnt buck the trend for direct tie ins sucking, it bolsters the trend for indirect tie ins ruling.

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To be more specific:
Apr 15, 2005, 02:27
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To be more specific: Apr 15, 2005, 02:27
Apr 15, 2005, 02:27
 
Let's talk direct game-movie translations here, not second or third order derivatives; otherwise, we can have GTA:Vice City as a Scarface spin-off! And that most certainly was a good game

Thing is, of all the examples here, it seems that the common factor is this: if the game doesn't follow the movie tie-in directly, it tends to do a hell of a lot better than if the game is made for/from/of/about movie. So, yeah, the Tie-fighter games were fucking awesome; Riddick however (apparently, never played it) bucks the trend. But by-and-by direct movie-to-game transfers suck balls.
Games like AvP rock because they don't follow the movie, same for the better Star-wars games.

Reason being: most movies make for boring games (and most games make for boring movies!). Why is that: 'cos games are made to be played (ie do something kickass or think of something cool to do and do it, then get rewards [be it a new weapon or a sweet explosion] and movies are watched (watch something cool, enjoy the story someone is telling you, instead of the one you are making [with help of the game-devs] as is the case for games).

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Re: Too easy...
Apr 15, 2005, 01:44
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Re: Too easy... Apr 15, 2005, 01:44
Apr 15, 2005, 01:44
 


Has anyone predicted this game will suck yet


damn

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Re: Too easy...
Apr 15, 2005, 00:50
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Re: Too easy... Apr 15, 2005, 00:50
Apr 15, 2005, 00:50
 
the alien and predator franchises are based on films. thus, games involving either franchise can be called spinoffs. even if theyre really spin offs of comic spin offs.

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Re: Too easy...
Apr 15, 2005, 00:42
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Re: Too easy... Apr 15, 2005, 00:42
Apr 15, 2005, 00:42
 
Aliens vs. Predator 1 & 2
*bzzzzt*
Movie tie-ins.

Surely you are well aware that both AvP games predate the movie by quite a considerable margin.

The games are based on all the previous AvP works, and basic subject matter aside they have nothing to do with the movie.

AvP1 certainly does rock, though

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Too easy...
Apr 15, 2005, 00:30
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Too easy... Apr 15, 2005, 00:30
Apr 15, 2005, 00:30
 
Aliens vs. Predator 1

Aliens vs. Predator 2 (okay, not quite as good as the first)

Chronicles of Riddick

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Hey! S-Mart is a K-mart clone....
Apr 14, 2005, 23:29
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Hey! S-Mart is a K-mart clone.... Apr 14, 2005, 23:29
Apr 14, 2005, 23:29
 
...not a convenience store! Get it right!! (sad aren't I)

As far as Campbell goes, Tivo grabbed a Sci-Fi channel movie with him in it called 'Alien Apocalypse'. Believe me when I say that Bruce couldn't sink any lower...

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Apr 14, 2005, 23:21
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Apr 14, 2005, 23:21
 
Will this be the first Evil Dead game not to suck sweaty elephant balls?

It's gotten to the point where I almost feel bad for Bruce Campbell.

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Re: Pop quiz
Apr 14, 2005, 22:59
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Re: Pop quiz Apr 14, 2005, 22:59
Apr 14, 2005, 22:59
 
spider man 1
spider man 2
riddick
star wars clone wars
jaws for nes was the shit


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Re: Pop quiz
Apr 14, 2005, 22:54
Prez
 
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Re: Pop quiz Apr 14, 2005, 22:54
Apr 14, 2005, 22:54
 Prez
 
Come on people, name 3 movie tie-in games that DIDN'T suck.

1)My Big Fat Greek Wedding
2)The Postman Always Ring Twice
3)Officer and A Gentelman

(So what if no games were actually made for these)
I was going to say Scarface, Jaws, and Godfather, but I have a feeling they will suck succulently when their games are made in 2005!


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