Today, WHA Entertainment, best known for having the name WHA Entertainment, announced development on a game based on the Kick-Ass film, based on the Kick-Ass comic, about a guy who gets his ass kicked while trying to fight crime. You might remember WHA from the sentence before this one where I made fun of the fact that no one has heard of them. I'm not going to lie - I'm really not 100% sure if the images from the Kick-Ass game that arrived in my inbox are from the iPhone version or the PlayStation Network version, and that's not a good thing. It looks a lot like Watchmen: The End is Nigh, save for the fact that the visuals aren't at all impressive. The main difference, actually, is that the game's very existence isn't sacrilege to the original property, so I suppose it has that going for it.
Seeing as it has three playable characters and offline-only cooperative play, things don't look good for the game. That said, there's always a chance it could be surprising, and turn out to be as good of a game as all of the other movie tie-ins that get developed exclusively for the PlayStation Network and iPhone. The press release (and more stunning images) are below, and expect to hear very little more leading up to the game's April 15th release.
Wait, is this the first time Nicolas Cage has had a character in a video game? I think it is. Nevermind, game of the god damn year.
WHA ENTERTAINMENT, INC. TO BRING THE MOTION PICTURE KICK-ASS TO SONY
PLAYSTATIONŽ NETWORK FOR PLAYSTATIONŽ 3 AND APPLE iPHONE
Action-Packed Game For Multiple Platforms Lets Players Control Modern
Day Superheroes Based On Upcoming Theatrical Release
New York, N.Y. February 23, 2010 - WHA Entertainment, a publisher and
developer of entertainment games based on leading IP Franchises, today
announced it is releasing Kick-Ass for the PSN and iPhone April 15th.
Kick-Ass is a superhero action game based on the upcoming theatrical
movie by the same name. Players will be put to the test as they take
on the role of any 1 of 3 super heroes based on the super characters
featured in the movie.
Kick-Ass is a fully 3D action fighting game set in the third-person
perspective, where the player can play and control modern day super
heroes based on the super characters found in the film of the same
name. Gamers will be able to play as the three primary characters in
the film - Kick-Ass, Hit Girl, and Big Daddy. The story-driven game
draws heavily from the strengths of the intellectual property; an
action combat game where the characters finally grow sick of the crime
around them, and decide that they will do something about it.
Featuring multiple environments within New York City, players will be
faced with eight story missions and encounter frantic super hero
action as they face petty thugs and powerful mob bosses. Players will
also have a blast with sub-missions and mini-games, to add even more
gameplay to the mix. Staying true to the intellectual property, the
game will feature visceral combat and plenty of gore, as the player's
main goal is to bring justice back to the city, no matter what the
Featuring multiplayer local co-op gameplay, Kick-Ass brings an
unsurpassed integration of Facebook and Twitter to the PSN Network.
Many of the Kick-Ass missions are given via friend requests from the
FACESPACE social networking site.
Kick-Ass will make its first public appearance at next month's Game
Developer's Conference in San Francisco.
Interested members of the press who would like to arrange a one-on-one
demo of the game should contact Tina Casalino at email@example.com.
For more information visit www.thekickassgame.com