Wow. Now maybe someone remembers me talking about this already, but I don’t think I did.
With the launch of the first G.I. Joe film in 2009, Electronic Arts released a licensed game as companies are wont to do, and the game was pretty widely panned as these licensed games generally are. However, one cool thing about the game, in my opinion, was the designs of the characters. They took the Rise of Cobra aesthetic and tweaked it a bit with more military elements to pretty good effect.
But, thanks to notpicard and Greg from What’s on Joe Mind who pointed this art site to me, there was a nice amount of unused concept art that completely and totally ROCKED. Stuff that wasn’t used in the game. Sure, a lot of it walked that line between current military realism and future technology, but I’ll be damned if every one of these concepts isn’t really bad ass. I would kill to see some of this stuff in toy form.
You can find the gallery at CGHub.com and I’ve also mirrored many images below. There are a ton of great pictures hosted at the site, you should definitely check it out. Now I feel like I want to go home and play this game again!
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I’ve had my mitts on this game for over a week now, but haven’t had more than an hour or two per night to hack at it…wanting to wait until I got through a solid chunk of it, I’m just getting to the review today.
I know video game websites have been slamming this game left and right, but trust me when I say, I think Joe fans will find a LOT to love, especially folks who enjoyed the Rise of COBRA. Characters from the film are pulled directly to your video game screen, plus a ton of cameos for characters that didn’t even get a sniff of screen time. Recondo, Snow Job, Dusty, Stalker, Dataframe, Wild Bill, Lift Ticket, Shipwreck, Kamakura, Flash, Helix, the list goes on and on. Firefly makes an appearence on the COBRA side, along with Night Creepers, Red Ninjas and other assorted baddies. I honestly think that folks who are into G.I. Joe: The Rise of COBRA will really enjoy this game, in spite of some questionable graphics and sketchy game play.
Not sure I’d recommend dropping sixty bucks on it, but it’s a very fun game, regardless. Check out the full review here.
Thanks to tkprime’s Twitter feed for letting us know that Electronic Arts has posted a cool little Flash game “Shuriken Shootout” on their website. Click here to check it out!
In a shocking development, Electronic Arts, distributor of the recent G.I. Joe: The Rise of COBRA, had their headquarters vandalized by the evil terrorist organization, Cobra! Check out the vile and disturbing images below…
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For folks who think the new G.I. Joe: The Rise of COBRA game looks like fun, but they’re not sure it’s worth the $60.00, according to JoeCanuck.com, Dell has the PS3 and X-Box 360 versions of the game ON SALE NOW for $32.99! This includes free shipping! Sale ends tomorrow, so get going, post haste:
I can’t post a review of the game until tomorrow, but it’s pretty fun! A mindless, very arcade-like shooter that ain’t deep and thought-provoking, but so far, it has been fun. More details to come.