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Rumor: Pandemic Studios Told To Cancel Dark Knight Game

From the start, a video game based on the blockbuster movie, "The Dark Knight," has been shrouded in mystery. At first, we wondered if it even existed, simply due to the fact that no game was on store shelves when the movie hit theaters. These days, the game almost always accompanies the film. But then, actor Gary Oldman did confirm its existence, and later, it was learned that Pandemic Studios (Mercenaries 2: World in Flames) was handling the project.

The last update said we could expect the game to arrive when the Blu-Ray disc of "The Dark Knight" released. However, according to the latest report from AustralianGamer, Pandemic Studios Brisbane has been told to cancel their Dark Knight project. The reason? Things were just going along too slowly; apparently, the team has been working on it for over a year, and it seems they just kept missing deadlines. At this time, there is no official announcement from anyone, including the developers, but it could very well be true. And if it is, you're going to have to rely on the recently unveiled Batman: Arkham Asylum to satisfy your desire for a Batman game. We had hoped for a top-notch title based on the movie, but we should've guessed something was off when it was taking so long...

Anyway, we'll update the story if it turns out the project was indeed canceled, or if this inside info is inaccurate.

8/28/2008 Ben Dutka

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Comments (13 posts)

The_Chimeran
Thursday, August 28, 2008 @ 10:30:59 PM
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well here goes yet another long no, Sorry Ben. Noooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo!!! I've liked the batman games. They something cool about night time bottles and all his cool gagdets and vehicles.
And wow first comment two times in a row. Booyah.

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Jizmack
Thursday, August 28, 2008 @ 10:47:20 PM
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Go chimeran woohoo!

man mgs4 was good but the ending is f**ked up and i wish i could make konami redo it but i dont have 4 trillion dollars so it aint happening.

oh and batman games arent too good last one i remember was based on a cartoon.. it reminds u of spider-man for n64. like a 2d/3d runthrough game.

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aaronisbla
Thursday, August 28, 2008 @ 11:09:27 PM

Bostic, why do you keep posting dumb sh** like your half spoilers for MGS4? Some truly have not played it yet and would like to not have anything told to them about the game

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www
Friday, August 29, 2008 @ 6:50:56 AM

Bostic,i thought u said u don't got a copy of MGS4 ?

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Jed
Friday, August 29, 2008 @ 9:58:24 AM

I agree with aaron, that is messed up

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MarvelZombies
Thursday, August 28, 2008 @ 11:14:10 PM
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...FU** THIS

Last edited by Ben Dutka PSXE on 8/28/2008 11:56:05 PM

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ActionJackson
Thursday, August 28, 2008 @ 11:23:18 PM
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That sucks.

Development hell for Duke Nukem game = incredibly long development cycle.

Development hell for Movie Game = cancellation.

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Gabriel013
Friday, August 29, 2008 @ 2:06:59 AM
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So rather than saying " This is running slower than we'd like so take on more staff and pull your finger out." They've said "We've dedicated a year of Dev time to this and it's behind schedule so bin all your hard work guys and start on something else."

If they aren't going to keep working at it I wonder if it was going to be any good anyway.

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BigT_1980
Friday, August 29, 2008 @ 2:14:51 AM
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Not a big loss. The game wasn't even on my radar. However if it would have got a few good reviews I might have considered it a rental. It most likely won't be coming because it missed the box office launch. I wonder if they will call it a total loss or add a new paint job to it and market it as a new IP. We probably will never know.

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ceedot
Friday, August 29, 2008 @ 7:28:37 AM
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It's true. It's been cancelled.

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Tim Speed24
Friday, August 29, 2008 @ 9:21:07 AM
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Bostic, your posts are almost always off topic. Get on board with the program, Son.

Either grow up or stop posting your nonsense.

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Reccaman18
Friday, August 29, 2008 @ 1:38:03 PM
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It makes sense to me, only because they cant have Ledger as the voice of the Joker. Plus, we have Lego Batman coming out, and there's DC Universe Online, so really we dont need this that much. I'd still like to see how it would have been, though.

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bamf
Saturday, August 30, 2008 @ 6:39:19 PM
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This is why you get mediocre games when they're based off movie releases. There isn't much development time and the deadline can't be put back 6 months because the games release has to coincide with the movie release, so you get rushed developement.
Also its not like they have all the time they want to come up with something based from their own imaginaion, they have to come up with certain concepts so the final results look something from the movie. And if the movie script sucks, thats not ging to help the game much either.

Last edited by bamf on 8/30/2008 6:42:53 PM

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