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Deadly Creatures - Feb 15, 2008 23:42

Introducing Deadly Creatures
New Rainbow Studios-developed action-thriller lets you play as a scorpion or tarantula. Exclusive first details, screens and trailer.
by Matt Casamassina

February 14, 2008 - Publisher THQ on Thursday announced Deadly Creatures, an original game developed exclusively for Wii by proven software house Rainbow Studios. The game thrusts players into the roles of both an armored scorpion and a stealthy tarantula as they battle through a desert wasteland in a fight for survival. The unlikely duo will face off against Gila monsters, lizards, tarantula wasps, black widows and, worst of all, man.

" Deadly Creatures is an amazingly innovative game concept, and exemplifies THQ' s commitment to creating original new IP for the Nintendo Wii platform," said Randy Shoemaker, director of global brand management, THQ. " With Deadly Creatures, we are raising the bar for all third-party Wii titles, and focusing on deep, compelling gameplay for a largely untapped audience of Wii gamers."

" Deadly Creatures is a creepy, cinematic thrill ride, where the distinction between predator and prey can shift around every corner," said Nick Wlodyka, executive producer and general manager, Rainbow Studios. " With brutal motion-controlled combat, a dark compelling story and some of the best visuals to date on the Wii, we are excited to bring Deadly Creatures to a large core Wii audience that hungers for a new experience."

At first glance, Deadly Creatures would appear to be a 3D fighter, but according to the title' s lead designer, Jordan Itkowitz, who spoke to us for clarification, there' s much more to the game than initially meets the eye. " The game offers a mix of combat and platforming-based exploration using the main characters' unique attacks and abilities," he said.

Rainbow Studios is making full use of the Wii remote with the project. Explains Itkowitz: " One of the main reasons we wanted to do Deadly Creatures for the Wii was the un-missable opportunity to let players emulate these characters by acting out their attacks and abilities with the Wii controls. Every input option is being used -- it' s a fluid mix of gestures, IR-pointer functions, and some more conventional controls."

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How big is the scope of these battles? Pretty big. " If you get down to these creatures' perspectives, their lives -- and the lives of their prey, rivals and enemies -- are short and brutal," said Itkowitz. " We' ve all flipped to a nature channel and been fascinated by clips of insects locked in combat, but we wanted to elevate those clashes to the level of a monster movie. Think about the immense battles in King Kong or Jurassic Park - the scale may be smaller here, but the impact is the same."

Deadly Creatures will not feature an online mode, as Rainbow Studios wanted to focus on the local single-player adventure. But there is more to be revealed as the game draws closer to release. " There are plenty of unique elements to this game that we' re excited to share in the coming months: a dark, sinister storyline, a fascinating sense of scale and discovery, vertigo-inducing camerawork, and more," said Itkowitz.

Here' s an official excerpt from THQ' s description of the game: " A world of danger and discovery: Infiltrate the gloomy, thorn-filled labyrinth of the Brambles, home to gangs of wolf spiders and vicious black widows. Battle scavenging rats in the trash-filled Wasteland, where an old abandoned truck towers above you like a fortress. Scale cliff walls, cacti and rusting subterranean pipes, all to reach your final, most dangerous destination: a creepy old gas station on a lonely desert road."

We' ve posted the first few screens and a teaser trailer of Deadly Creatures in our media section below.

That' s ofcourse from IGN if you want to see the teaser and screens.

Well what can I say...I love the concept. Also probably has something to do with my starsign since I am a can stinging people with such a tail not be fun right.

On the other hand I' m terrified of spiders...yeah even in videogames...I hated the one in Twilight Princess...I can' t help it. It just makes me feel really uneasy and I just make it pass as quickly as possible.

But with this...I really like the idea of it and I' ll probably keep an eye on this game anyway.

The first images and the teaser actually don' t look bad either.

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RE: Deadly Creatures - Feb 16, 2008 00:12
The concept sounds great.

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RE: Deadly Creatures - Feb 16, 2008 03:08
Hmm... the spiritual successor to Mr. Mosquito? Sounds like a great idea and could be really fun if done well.

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RE: Deadly Creatures - Feb 17, 2008 04:53
It looks like something different for the Wii. But indeed, the key thing might be if it plays well or not.

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RE: Deadly Creatures - Jun 23, 2008 11:01
Kinda forgot to keep this updated...

Well here' s a hands-on from the scorpion part that they had in april scorpion hands-on

And then here' s tarantula details

Well for those few that were interested from both hands on it seems the controls are doing well and all that so that' s good.

Good concept and seemingly good controls. This game might be really worth keeping an eye on.

Also be sure to check out the video section of the game. There are about 16 videos up if I' m not mistaking.

After watching those videos...I really think that it looks beautiful. The scorpion looks great but the tarantula...has some pretty damn awesome details...which ain' t a good thing for me since I' m ridiculously afraid of spiders. But hey a good game is a good game. And if that means I' ll have to put up watching a very realistic looking and moving tarantula then so be it.

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RE: Deadly Creatures - Jun 23, 2008 11:14
This has been on the mainpage of IGN for about a week and I though it was about that crap-looking game about prehistoric monsters.

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Re: RE: Deadly Creatures - Jul 29, 2008 04:50
Nothing much new in this video besides some talk about the camera and the release date being pushed back.

live wire demo
Virtua fighter 5

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Re: RE: Deadly Creatures - Jul 29, 2008 13:46
Looks very promising, Love orignal Ideas like this.. Great camera too.

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Re: RE: Deadly Creatures - Jul 30, 2008 00:22
Virtua fighter 5

Looks very promising, Love orignal Ideas like this.. Great camera too.

The camera in the game was actually one of the first things that I noticed. It seemed to follow the action well. From what I've seen of course.

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