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The Wheelman Rolls In On February 16

In most cases, we really wouldn't care so much about the release date of a game based on a movie. But because both the film and game have been going through the progression stages at about the same time, it's hard to say which came first...the chicken or the egg. Maybe the movie is based on the game...

Well, whatever. We do know that, according to Joystiq, it has been announced that The Wheelman will hit store shelves in North America on February 16. Published by Midway and developed by Tigon Studios, responsible for the excellent debut title, The Chronicles of Riddick: Escape from Butcher Bay, we consider this to be a very promising next-gen title. Some of you out there may not be Vin Diesel fans, but he remains the first and only Hollywood actor who didn't let us down with his first video game. Tigon has talent and they've had extra time with this one - it was initially supposed to come out this month - so why not have high expectations? The game has you careening through the streets (perhaps ala Burnout) in an effort to climb the underground latter as an undercover agent. You'll rip up the city, which is half the point, and with 24 main missions and over 100 side missions, there should be plenty to do. This project reminds us a little of the old Driver series, which made a big splash on the original PlayStation.

If you want to learn more, feel free to check out our full preview; it might be well worth a look come February. After all, when's the last time you played a true-blue racing/action game? They're not that common...

Related Game(s): The Wheelman

11/19/2008 Ben Dutka

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Tim Speed24
Wednesday, November 19, 2008 @ 12:02:47 PM
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Yawn.......zzzzzzzzzzzz.

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NuCl3aR32
Wednesday, November 19, 2008 @ 12:30:21 PM
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Is this PS3 exclusive?

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djjake
Wednesday, November 19, 2008 @ 12:52:17 PM
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second that, is it exclusive?

plus any news on a new driver, don't care what everyone else thought, driv3r was a good game!!

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AntDC
Thursday, November 20, 2008 @ 1:40:43 AM

I think it was good to, although I thought the shooting and storyline needed sorting out. Compared to Driver 2s storyline, Dri3rs was very lackluster. When I saw Wheelman in the title I instantly thought Tanner aswell...

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MetalHead09
Thursday, November 20, 2008 @ 6:57:29 AM

dude i thought driv3r wa fantastic to, my only problem with the game was sometimes it was real glitchy, like hitting a curb that acted like a wall and put you down or how about whenever you had to take another car off the road, they were tanks and once you hit them you went off road. great game though i loved it.

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tlpn99
Wednesday, November 19, 2008 @ 1:04:44 PM
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Driver was good I agree. Shall give this one a look see in Feb, depends on what Arnold or Ben says about it first though if they review it before the demo hits, if not then I'll base my purchase on the demo.


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shaydey77
Wednesday, November 19, 2008 @ 2:38:31 PM
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Yeah this should be sweet. I loved the driver series..but my favourite thing had to be the Driver test at the start of the original...Salom...180..reverse 180..and you were timed...ah the things they did with PS1...

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bearbobby
Wednesday, November 19, 2008 @ 3:06:05 PM

lol! I so remember that, that test was more than moderately difficult, must have tried a dozen or more times before I got through it and was able to actually play the story.

But it definitely gave you at least some degree of skill before unleashing you on those mean streets!

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karneli lll
Wednesday, November 19, 2008 @ 4:24:02 PM
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the game is multiplatform

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WorldEndsWithMe
Wednesday, November 19, 2008 @ 11:57:20 PM
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Never heard of the movie

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