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Where's the TDK game?

08.07.2008

At the rate it's going THE DARK KNIGHT could surpass TITANIC as the all-time leading box-office winner in about two months. It's a movie that has a ridiculous amount of toys lined up on the shelves of Wal-Mart and Toys 'R Us. But one thing that is blatantly missing from all this cashing in, is a tie-in video game. CNN has a great article on the phenomena finally getting a mole within Electronic Arts (who holds the rights to a DARK KNIGHT game) to admit that a game was in the works but scrapped somewhere along the line. Why exactly the game was dropped isn't exactly known but speculation runs from Heath Ledger's death to the poor performance of the BATMAN BEGINS game. But every Batman movie along the way has had a video game (even BATMAN AND ROBIN!) so it seems a little odd that the best Batman film of all-time, arguable the best superhero movie of all-time and potentially the biggest movie of all-time doesn't have a video game. There was some thought that EA could resurrect the game for a release in line with the DVD but the same mole from EA said there is nothing in the works from now until March of 2009. So do you miss having a DARK KNIGHT game? Would you want EA to continue making their game or would you rather not even bother? You can read more about the TDK game at CNN.

Extra Tidbit: You can play the original NES BATMAN game here.
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8:17AM on 08/10/2008
Movie-based games are mostly meh. Same goes for Game-based movies. Except for Mortal Kombat. Christopher Lambert was the shit.
Movie-based games are mostly meh. Same goes for Game-based movies. Except for Mortal Kombat. Christopher Lambert was the shit.
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2:03PM on 08/08/2008
I couldn't care less who does Joker's voice as long as the game gets released
I couldn't care less who does Joker's voice as long as the game gets released
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3:26AM on 08/08/2008
whos gonna do the joker voiceover? without heath, there is no dark knight game.
whos gonna do the joker voiceover? without heath, there is no dark knight game.
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12:53AM on 08/08/2008

ASSASSINS CREED!

this game BETTER be fucking awesome and really needs to be done with the assassins creed game engine, you feel like batman running along rooftops in that game and the graphics are beautiful, just change it to night time, add an awesome flowing cape and grapple gun and add a lot more interesting DETECTIVE based gameplay, they will never get this right but a man can dream...
this game BETTER be fucking awesome and really needs to be done with the assassins creed game engine, you feel like batman running along rooftops in that game and the graphics are beautiful, just change it to night time, add an awesome flowing cape and grapple gun and add a lot more interesting DETECTIVE based gameplay, they will never get this right but a man can dream...
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12:09AM on 08/08/2008

That's actually not true

I don't know what the hell this supposed EA mole is talking about, but almost every single outlet of the gaming press has noted that the TDK game is STILL UNDER DEVELOPEMENT. EA is just trying to keep really tight wraps on it, and this seems like they might be feeding misinformation to CNN. When last I checked the game was due out in late 2009.

This is the start of an awesome new trend of BIG development houses putting out movie tie-ins that aren't shitty and rushed.

looking forward to
I don't know what the hell this supposed EA mole is talking about, but almost every single outlet of the gaming press has noted that the TDK game is STILL UNDER DEVELOPEMENT. EA is just trying to keep really tight wraps on it, and this seems like they might be feeding misinformation to CNN. When last I checked the game was due out in late 2009.

This is the start of an awesome new trend of BIG development houses putting out movie tie-ins that aren't shitty and rushed.

looking forward to this one though..
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12:10AM on 08/08/2008
they could make a Batman game to transition into a new story for the film. For example, if they wanted to introduce new villians, or Robin, they could do that in a game before exploring that possibility in a film, where the risk is much greater in the film versus that of just a video game.
they could make a Batman game to transition into a new story for the film. For example, if they wanted to introduce new villians, or Robin, they could do that in a game before exploring that possibility in a film, where the risk is much greater in the film versus that of just a video game.
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11:19PM on 08/07/2008
If they take their time to do it, a TDK Game could be great. Something of a cross between Assassin's Creed and Metal Gear Solid.

and BTW, Batman NES was awesome, but damn it was hard.
If they take their time to do it, a TDK Game could be great. Something of a cross between Assassin's Creed and Metal Gear Solid.

and BTW, Batman NES was awesome, but damn it was hard.
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11:05PM on 08/07/2008

Was wondering about this myself..

I don't think EA could've delivered something as multi-layered as The Dark Knight's story for a simple "stealth, punch and drive" video game that would've inevitably turned out to be shite.

I think we should all feel fortunate that there is no weak-assed video game tie-in for this film. Does there have to be one for every major comic film release?

I don't think EA could've delivered something as multi-layered as The Dark Knight's story for a simple "stealth, punch and drive" video game that would've inevitably turned out to be shite.

I think we should all feel fortunate that there is no weak-assed video game tie-in for this film. Does there have to be one for every major comic film release?

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10:19PM on 08/07/2008

Knight's Creed

Maverick152004 is spot on. I thought that Assassin's Creed would perfectly turn into a Dark Knight game. More fighting and make it darker. Let's get it going people!
Maverick152004 is spot on. I thought that Assassin's Creed would perfectly turn into a Dark Knight game. More fighting and make it darker. Let's get it going people!
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9:50PM on 08/07/2008

don't bother

movie tie-in games are mostly shit .
if do it now, then it’ll be a rush job, and it‘ll suck anyways.

Why do people have the need to play games based on movies?
watching a great movie is a cool experience , and playing crappy tie in games will only damper the overall experience (like most of the star wars games) .
Hope u 're reading this George "i wanna squeeze more money out of the fans" Lucas!!!!!!
movie tie-in games are mostly shit .
if do it now, then it’ll be a rush job, and it‘ll suck anyways.

Why do people have the need to play games based on movies?
watching a great movie is a cool experience , and playing crappy tie in games will only damper the overall experience (like most of the star wars games) .
Hope u 're reading this George "i wanna squeeze more money out of the fans" Lucas!!!!!!
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9:06PM on 08/07/2008

Assassin's Creed

Frankly when I played Assassin's Creed I thought it would make an awesome Batman game. If they improved the fighting engine a little and took the 5,000,000 glitches out, that would rock. Stealth, action, and awesome weapons added to a real time Gotham? It'd be the greatest thing since....well...The Dark Knight!

God bless
Frankly when I played Assassin's Creed I thought it would make an awesome Batman game. If they improved the fighting engine a little and took the 5,000,000 glitches out, that would rock. Stealth, action, and awesome weapons added to a real time Gotham? It'd be the greatest thing since....well...The Dark Knight!

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7:51PM on 08/07/2008

Batman on Gameboy

The Batman movie game on Gameboy is super fun, better than the NES one. Also check out Batman Beyond: Return of the Joker on Gameboy Color.
The Batman movie game on Gameboy is super fun, better than the NES one. Also check out Batman Beyond: Return of the Joker on Gameboy Color.
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7:28PM on 08/07/2008
I'd like to see Rockstar maybe, making a huge, living breathing Gotham, that you have to protect. Imagine driving down the streets in the batmobile?

Only thing is I would probably want it to be more of the Burton Batman, I think that world would fit into videogames well
I'd like to see Rockstar maybe, making a huge, living breathing Gotham, that you have to protect. Imagine driving down the streets in the batmobile?

Only thing is I would probably want it to be more of the Burton Batman, I think that world would fit into videogames well
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7:09PM on 08/07/2008

Ubisoft would make an excellent Batman Game

Splinter Cell + Cape = Awesome Batman game.
Splinter Cell + Cape = Awesome Batman game.
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6:47PM on 08/07/2008

no batman game = good

pretty much every batman game from the last 8-10 years has been completely terrible. i don't think they could make a decent game out of it.
pretty much every batman game from the last 8-10 years has been completely terrible. i don't think they could make a decent game out of it.
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6:43PM on 08/07/2008

Perhaps...

The Dark Knight was one of the best and most innovative movies in years. For a video game to be worthy of the DK name, it would have to be just as good and unlike anything we've ever seen before. A simple beat 'em up wouldn't suffice. If they could make something that great, it would rock. Most likely it would be lackluster.

Who am I kidding? I'd buy it either way.

God bless
The Dark Knight was one of the best and most innovative movies in years. For a video game to be worthy of the DK name, it would have to be just as good and unlike anything we've ever seen before. A simple beat 'em up wouldn't suffice. If they could make something that great, it would rock. Most likely it would be lackluster.

Who am I kidding? I'd buy it either way.

God bless
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6:03PM on 08/07/2008
I totally agree with resurrected. Keep games and movies seperate. Most of them are just attempts to cash in on a fimilar title, which is probably why the majority suck so much.

Best video game from a movie: Goldeneye
I totally agree with resurrected. Keep games and movies seperate. Most of them are just attempts to cash in on a fimilar title, which is probably why the majority suck so much.

Best video game from a movie: Goldeneye
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6:01PM on 08/07/2008

Yeah...

...Oldman confirmed not too long ago that the game is still in the works...
...Oldman confirmed not too long ago that the game is still in the works...
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5:55PM on 08/07/2008

Well, It's Like This...

Great movies make shitty games & Great games make shitty movies.
No exeptions.
God bless them for taking the high road this time.
Great movies make shitty games & Great games make shitty movies.
No exeptions.
God bless them for taking the high road this time.
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5:08PM on 08/07/2008

Think Tank

MovieManiac226 has definitely got the bright idea on this score...
MovieManiac226 has definitely got the bright idea on this score...
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5:07PM on 08/07/2008

Think Tank

MovieManiac226 has definitely got the bright idea on this score...
MovieManiac226 has definitely got the bright idea on this score...
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5:07PM on 08/07/2008

They should do it

While I know there would be some difficulty having to find a different voice for the Joker, with Heath out of the picture, they should still definately do it. The could bring back Mark Hamill to do the voice (like they did with Kevin Conroy for Gotham Knight).

But the #1 priority: MAKE IT GOOD!!!! You don't have the theatrical release deadline now, so take your time and make a GOOD Batman game. Cause it's about time we had one.
While I know there would be some difficulty having to find a different voice for the Joker, with Heath out of the picture, they should still definately do it. The could bring back Mark Hamill to do the voice (like they did with Kevin Conroy for Gotham Knight).

But the #1 priority: MAKE IT GOOD!!!! You don't have the theatrical release deadline now, so take your time and make a GOOD Batman game. Cause it's about time we had one.
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4:49PM on 08/07/2008
A game would be incredible. But you should be able to decide whether you play as a cop (Gordon), vigilante (Batman), or a criminal (Joker).
A game would be incredible. But you should be able to decide whether you play as a cop (Gordon), vigilante (Batman), or a criminal (Joker).
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4:37PM on 08/07/2008

Was released for phones

The TDK game was released on cell phones. It was all right. You fight Scarecrow and Joker, it's a fun little distraction. They haven't made a good Batman game yet. Lego Batman looks OK but I can't get over the fact that they're Legos. A TDK game would be awesome, even if it was just an average game I'd still probably get it. *sigh* looks like I'll have to wait for MK vs. DC to get my Joker-Batman action
The TDK game was released on cell phones. It was all right. You fight Scarecrow and Joker, it's a fun little distraction. They haven't made a good Batman game yet. Lego Batman looks OK but I can't get over the fact that they're Legos. A TDK game would be awesome, even if it was just an average game I'd still probably get it. *sigh* looks like I'll have to wait for MK vs. DC to get my Joker-Batman action
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4:27PM on 08/07/2008

Games

Great movies do not equal great games. "Wall-E" and "Iron Man" were great movies, and their games were shit. I'm fine with "GTA4".
Great movies do not equal great games. "Wall-E" and "Iron Man" were great movies, and their games were shit. I'm fine with "GTA4".
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4:25PM on 08/07/2008
There's a Lego Batman game coming out soon. It'll probably be tons better than a movie game.

Movie games always suck anyway. Has anyone seen the movie game for Mummy 3? Judging fromt eh graphics, I thought it was for the PS1.
There's a Lego Batman game coming out soon. It'll probably be tons better than a movie game.

Movie games always suck anyway. Has anyone seen the movie game for Mummy 3? Judging fromt eh graphics, I thought it was for the PS1.
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4:21PM on 08/07/2008
Give me the game
Give me the game
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4:17PM on 08/07/2008

This is why we're the consumers

@Shaolinfunk
HAAAA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA!
HAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA HA HA HA HA!
So anyway, gimme my TDK game, you shifty corporate weirdos.
@Shaolinfunk
HAAAA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA!
HAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA HA HA HA HA!
So anyway, gimme my TDK game, you shifty corporate weirdos.
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4:17PM on 08/07/2008
Some video game guy wrote about the story about the missing TDK game here:

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Some video game guy wrote about the story about the missing TDK game here:

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4:06PM on 08/07/2008
yeah i saw that gary oldman interview. he said there was a TDK game. and that was posted on july 22.
i sooo want a TDK game. BB was alright.
maybe this is just a clever marketing scheme or something. i really hope we get a TDK game
yeah i saw that gary oldman interview. he said there was a TDK game. and that was posted on july 22.
i sooo want a TDK game. BB was alright.
maybe this is just a clever marketing scheme or something. i really hope we get a TDK game
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3:42PM on 08/07/2008
I'm still waiting for the Titanic video game. What's up with that?
I'm still waiting for the Titanic video game. What's up with that?
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3:41PM on 08/07/2008
That's sort of..a silly reason not to like movie games. Them being shitty would be a better one.

Begins was alright and Chronicles of Riddick was fucking fantastic.

Gary Oldman said he's seen footage of Batman gliding the game would probably be released with the DVD.
That's sort of..a silly reason not to like movie games. Them being shitty would be a better one.

Begins was alright and Chronicles of Riddick was fucking fantastic.

Gary Oldman said he's seen footage of Batman gliding the game would probably be released with the DVD.
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3:37PM on 08/07/2008
Good. I've never liked movie video games. Why play a video game where not only do you already know WHO the final boss is but also HOW to beat the final boss??

Never made much sense to me.
Good. I've never liked movie video games. Why play a video game where not only do you already know WHO the final boss is but also HOW to beat the final boss??

Never made much sense to me.
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