G.I. Joe for the Nintendo DS, plus more figures!

From Wired

4 G.I. Joe DS Screenshots Revealed
By Earnest Cavalli

Gijoe1 Publisher Electronic Arts has unveiled a handful of screenshots from the upcoming Nintendo DS movie tie-in G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra revealing a top-down gameplay style for the title.

I can’t say that I have high hopes for the game, given the hit-and-miss-and-miss-again track record of film to game translations, but maybe developing the title as a simple Robotron-style shooter could work.

It doesn’t leave much room for cerebral plotting or tense storytelling — the gameplay style traditionally appeals to gamers looking for non-stop frenetic action, and not much else — but with a property based on a cartoon series designed to target pre-adolescent boys, this could be a wise choice.

Unless you were expecting the upcoming film to rival Apocalypse Now for characterization and emotionally stirring themes. In which case, I get the feeling you’re in for a bit of disappointment.

It might not be as thrilling a game as my beloved Grand Theft Auto: Chinatown Wars, but I have a feeling I’ll give it a shot anyway. As Cavalli said, there aren’t a heck of a lot of good movie games, but we shall see how this one goes down and, hopefully, G.I. Joe’s history will make for a team of very passionate designers.

And besides the upcoming game, look out for a number of new G.I. Joe items from the film and as well as new additions to the already massive action figure collection


Snake Eyes 1:6 scale figure from Sideshow


The new Hall of Heroes collection, shipping later this month


The Baroness Mighty Muggs (and more!)

You can check out the rest of the items here, and for even more, take a look at the Superbowl spot of GI Joe Movie Trailer!