If somebody offered me a million dollars to name an upcoming sci-fi flick that I’m more excited about than Guillermo del Toro’s upcoming Pacific Rim, I’m not sure I could come up with an answer. Go ahead and try…Elysium! (Runs away with a million dollars screaming in glee.)
As it happens, the film and its viral website aren’t the only thing to be excited about. PacificRimMovie.com released a bunch of stills from the upcoming tie-in video game from Yuke’s Co. No surprise that it’s a Robots vs. Monsters fighting game, but Yuke’s is known for their best-selling games for WWE and UFC, so their background within the fighting genre should raise this above completely generic movie game fare. Check out a few more stills below and anticipate trying to find the code that gives the characters Big Heads.
It looks about as good/bad as you might expect. Great graphics plus out-of-this-world attacks, and it looks like it would be good for a couple of hours with some friends. Power to them for not trying to milk money out of people, as the game will probably be coming out as a downloadable game in Xbox Live Arcade and PlayStation Network, though that hasn’t been confirmed. And keep in mind, those shots where taken from the game when it was still unfinished. So maybe there will be even more lightning bolts.
But if high-octane computer-generated action isn’t your bag, then what about the upcoming companion book to the film, Insight Editions’ Pacific Rim: Man, Machines & Monsters, from author David S. Cohen? The book chronicles the production of the film, featuring lots of high-def photography and cast and crew interviews. It will be available on June 12, 2013. Check out the cover below.