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
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!