Sunday, January 25, 2009

Indiana Jones and the Staff of Kings (Wii Version)

http://kotaku.com/5138380/indiana-jones-and-the-staff-of-kings-hits-wii-in-spring-says-new-trailer



It'll be hard to say no to punching Nazis with a Wii Remote, but I have my doubts. I'm going to follow the reviews closely and probably give it a rent first. I'm assuming that Staff of Kings was originally to be released on both the current and previous generation of consoles, like The Force Unleashed, and that the rumors are true: the XBOX 360 and PS3 Indiana Jones game first announced in 2006 has been canceled. I think Lucasarts is getting the Lo-fi version of the game, easier and cheaper to finish, out to the public to recoup on their investment.

Hopefully, Lucasarts will finish the game, and not just rush it out the door. The "sixth generation" version of The Force Unleashed wasn't too shabby, and even did a few things better than its big brother. It's certainly possible to make a great Indiana Jones game using that level of tech. You don't need all that DMM and Euphoria gobblety gook to make punching Nazis fun.

2 comments:

Martin M said...

Bull-whipping Nazis! Don't forget about bull-whipping Nazis!

The Wick said...

Ah, yes. There is that.