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More concept art bubbles to the surface for G.I. Joe: Rise of Cobra video game

G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra is the gift that keeps on giving.  Even if you didn’t like the game a whole lot, it has offered a wealth of great concept art to enjoy.  Friend of the site notpicard has come across another slate of concept art from Darran Hurlbut, which features some characters and some environments seen in the game.  Big thanks to him for passing the info along.

Check it out at or I’ve also mirrored images below.

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Lady Jaye and Cobra Viper added to G.I. Joe Special Ops roster

Quickly becoming one of my favorite things to check up on, the G.I. Joe: Special Ops online game has added two more familiar faces to the roster today with Lady Jaye and the Cobra Viper.  Taking elements from various continuities, G.I. Joe: Special Ops seems like it’s trying to sample the best from everything.  Lady Jaye wears a tactical vest and is an established hard ass, yet she totes around javelins, and wears her hair long sort of like Adrianne Palicki.

The Cobra Viper looks a lot like the Viper we all know and love, but with a distinctly Sideshow Collectibles twist.  Thjey seem to be bringing a lot of very cool elements together. Now we just have to see how the game plays!  Check out the SyFy G.I. Joe: Special Ops website, and also check out the mirrored images below.

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Rise of COBRA pre-order exclusive info?

Vanishing Point from JoeBattleLines is reporting that both GameCrazy and GameStop will be having pre-order exclusives for G.I. Joe: The Rise of COBRA.  This is what he’s reporting:

  • will have a “classic Scarlett skin” including the kevlar body suit with leather gloves, boots and leotard, red marksman pad.
  • will have a “classic Duke skin” as well as an exclusive comic book.

While I haven’t been able to confirm anything with GameCrazy as of yet, a visit to reveals this information:

“YO JOE! Reserve G.I. JOE The Rise of Cobra and receive an exclusive 22-page limited edition collectible comic book with pull out poster and the unlock code for the classic uniform for Conrad “DUKE” Hauser. Available for online and in-store customers while supplies last.

Online / In-Store Pickup Customers: Exclusive comic book and code to unlock Duke’s uniform will be shipped with the game.

Store Customers: Exclusive comic book and code to unlock Duke’s uniform will be available at time of reservation.”

Big thanks to Vanishing Point for the information!

Hands on report of Rise of COBRA video game from a G.I. Joe fan

Dark 5cythe from the Terror Drome got a chance to get some hands on time with the Rise of COBRA video game at E3, and reports on his findings here.

“I’ve been at the LA Convention Center for E3 all day! I’m tired, but excited! I got to play the Xbox 360 and Nintendo DS versions of the G.I. Joe Rise of Cobra game. And it doesn’t disapoint.

Let me get something out of the way, this is a movie game. But they made the wise choice of NOT mirroring the movies events. The quality is nice and the gameplay was fun. This isn’t Gears of War as you can tell from the graphics, but it doesn’t make it any less fun.

It felt very much inspired by Contra — a-run-n-gun feel to the game. It’s a fun shoot em up, that anyone can pick up and play.”

Click here to read the rest of his thoughts.