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Konami Snaps Up Saw License

Although Resident Evil 5 was a definite success, the gaming industry can always use a fresh take on the survival/horror genre. Therefore, they've turned to movies for one of the freakiest, most sadistic premises around.

According to Variety, Konami has confirmed that they have purchased the rights to Brash Entertainment's Saw title. Brash is bankrupt, so Konami snapped up this promising game, which is now set to be released on the PlayStation 3, Xbox 360 and PC some time this fall. The launch should coincide with the sixth film installment, which isn't really a surprise. Konami has big plans, too, as they're claiming that Saw will become the next Silent Hill, which is indeed a bold claim. Said Konami's director of marketing, David Daniels:

"Because we have leadership in the survival horror genre, we're passionate about it and wanted to find another property on par with 'Silent Hill. 'Saw' has grossed over $600 million worldwide and sold over 28 million DVDs, so we felt like it was a great opportunity to align ourselves with one of the most successful horror film franchises in history."

When Brash went under, rights for the game passed to the movie studio Lionsgate, which thought about publishing the game itself but decided against it. Konami picked up the license and now, we're all excited to see how things turn out. Apparently, the game won't follow any one specific plot from the movies; it'll be original and only loosely related to the film storylines. Obviously, the gameplay will be mostly puzzle-oriented, as you'll likely have to find your way free of Jigsaw's maniacally devilish traps. We aren't about to make any sort of prediction, but really, the premise shows promise.

Related Game(s): Saw

4/2/2009 Ben Dutka

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Comments (38 posts)

PS3addict
Thursday, April 02, 2009 @ 2:52:23 PM
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This will be awesome! First day buy if it looks as good as I think it will.

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Veritas Vincit
Thursday, April 02, 2009 @ 2:52:39 PM
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Loved the movies. This might be exciting!

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Xplicit
Thursday, April 02, 2009 @ 2:53:40 PM
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couple of typos my friend, 2nd paragraph, 6th line

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caliblue15
Thursday, April 02, 2009 @ 4:13:06 PM

"released on the PlayStation 3, Xbox 360 adn PC somet ime this fall."

There you go Ben, you can delete this after its fixed..

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Ben Dutka PSXE [Administrator]
Thursday, April 02, 2009 @ 4:17:51 PM

Fixed.

...........I'd like to remind everyone that I do about 175 news updates per month. Forgive me if I'm not PERFECT. ;)

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tlpn99
Thursday, April 02, 2009 @ 5:34:14 PM

Spell checker anyone ?

We dont care Ben as long as we get the news as long as its not an April Fools joke haha :)

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WorldEndsWithMe
Thursday, April 02, 2009 @ 6:40:22 PM

I promise to only post a correction if the syntax appears to say the opposite of what you mean or its just a HUGE pet peeve :)

Its like people who say "For all intensive purposes," I just wanna strangle them.

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thepill
Friday, April 03, 2009 @ 1:42:52 AM

^^^I personally can't stand "all of THE sudden", or people that say "warsh".

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BTNwarrior
Thursday, April 02, 2009 @ 2:54:14 PM
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I wonder what type of game this would be? a puzzle game where you have to solve the puzzle to live? A simulator where you build up the most complex death traps there are and the better you get at it the more people you can abduct and torture? or something altogether different? whatever it is I have a feeling that it won't have multiplayer.

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WorldEndsWithMe
Thursday, April 02, 2009 @ 6:41:15 PM

But wouldn't it be cool if you could design your own traps and then put your friends in them to see if they can get out?

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Jordahn
Thursday, April 02, 2009 @ 3:05:19 PM
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If there are a lot of positive similarities to Silent Hill, I'm there.

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Riku994
Thursday, April 02, 2009 @ 3:22:13 PM
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I actually think I'll give this a rent first, unless a demo comes out. I think it had promise, if they do it right.

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Naga
Thursday, April 02, 2009 @ 3:26:12 PM
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Saw was lame like many other horror movies look Konami I would rather prefer an proper Silent Hill game than this hollywood trash

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kevyd09
Thursday, April 02, 2009 @ 3:58:07 PM
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i love the saw films and i hope the devs do the films justice by makind a genuine scary and gory game!! bring on the blood!!

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karneli lll
Thursday, April 02, 2009 @ 3:59:19 PM
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At leat konami realized silent hill is washed up

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coverton341
Thursday, April 02, 2009 @ 4:15:22 PM
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Looks like I am the only one who thinks the movies stopped being good after two. Not really looking forward to this.

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Robochic
Thursday, April 02, 2009 @ 4:26:25 PM
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Saw movies are ok, i just think they need to stop making them, getting a little over done. Game could be good, could you imagine a hostle game though that would make for a interesting but disturbing game.

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WorldEndsWithMe
Thursday, April 02, 2009 @ 6:42:58 PM

Yes they have to stop because there is a significant delay between each movie and they are all tied so closely together that you can't know what's happening fully unless you watch all the old ones before you see the new one. That was maybe okay for the first 3 but cmon 6 of em?

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Robertson99
Thursday, April 02, 2009 @ 4:44:45 PM
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I agree with the need for no more films, even though they are good, they are getting a little bit samey. But the game should be good, and what would be good, is if you could do it from like both sides? So like, escape from the traps, and when you complete the game, you 'carry on' and make up your own traps? or something along those lines?

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Vivi_Gamer
Thursday, April 02, 2009 @ 5:09:08 PM
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April fools day was yesterday....

Come on this cant be serious, Se7en & Saw brought the tragic downfall of horror films(Even though Se7en was a thriller) , which now have no suspense and just focus on brutality.... its pathetic, this is such an awful idea, i plead Konami to think this over.



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Robertson99
Thursday, April 02, 2009 @ 5:48:55 PM

Do you just have negativity surrounding you on every subject?

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SarahPalinMILF
Thursday, April 02, 2009 @ 9:01:45 PM

@Ultimadream

You should just stop posting if you are just gonna say that you hate everything that this site reports...honestly no one cares about your negativity or not or even if your life is miserable right now...if you are not gonna contribute to a worthy conversation just stay out of it...

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migabyte
Thursday, April 02, 2009 @ 9:09:35 PM

Obviously the man is a movie buff (that is Kubrick in his pic I believe), and lets get serious Saw is no Oscar contender. The first was alright, the sequel a year business turned it into a joke. Hollywood at it's worst.

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BigTonesAUS
Thursday, April 02, 2009 @ 5:29:50 PM
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I really don't understand the appeal of the Saw franchise (as well as movies like hostel etc.). they are not at all scary or invoke any sense of dread, they just pander to this gore fest horror that as no substance at all.
If you want a good scare check out "the decent", that was the last good horror film made in a while.
As for a game version....pass on that

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migabyte
Thursday, April 02, 2009 @ 9:11:34 PM

Ya. I liked that movie too! A nice twist on the genre, and actually was kind of different than any movie I have ever seen (all female cast, and great/unique cinematography)

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tlpn99
Thursday, April 02, 2009 @ 5:38:18 PM
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Not so sure on the game of Saw. I may be mistaken and it turns out to be one of the best games ever.

As for the Saw films I have them all on dvd 1-5 and I do like them even seen each one in the cinema but making a 6th I thought it would be finished on the 5th one obviously not. It wasn't really left open like the previous ones have been.

Can only wait till we see the demo or hear some more news on this.

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WorldEndsWithMe
Thursday, April 02, 2009 @ 6:45:43 PM
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Agree with you guys, it has potential. It could be a major genre twist by mixing survival horror with puzzles. I gotta tell you I was pretty slow on how to survive some of those traps while watching the movies. Maybe it's cuz movies turn my brain off, games do the opposite so I'll give it a demo or rental play.

Problem is without some kind of way to make your own traps or something I don't see much replay value because once you beat it you know all the puzzle solutions.

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SarahPalinMILF
Thursday, April 02, 2009 @ 6:53:04 PM
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I'll give it a rent for sure but with a game like this, you have to admit it is a sure fire contender for amazing downloadable content...like a new group of traps every month of something like that

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Sir Shak
Thursday, April 02, 2009 @ 11:30:52 PM
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The Saw series has gotten progressively worse . The first was an amazing thriller that kept you glued to the seat , and the ending was just killer . But now it has a hollow plot and only cares about picturing human mutilation instead of presenting an engaging story .

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dlte
Friday, April 03, 2009 @ 12:57:46 AM
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pass

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OriginalSin
Friday, April 03, 2009 @ 1:06:53 AM
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Would be cool if you play as Jigsaw... Either way I will check it out once it releases. Might be good seeing Konami is handling things but I don't see how much replay value it might have.

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SerichA
Friday, April 03, 2009 @ 1:08:57 AM
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I think Hideo's secret project bombshell for E3 has been leaked!

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Dante399
Friday, April 03, 2009 @ 1:41:44 AM
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Great news!!
I'd love to play a Konami's "SAW" game :)

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sunspider13
Friday, April 03, 2009 @ 2:56:32 AM
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Not much of a Saw fan, ok I just don't like the films and I did give them all a shot. And as for Konami's claim that the Saw game could be the next Silent Hill...why not go back to Silent Hill Konami, please?

Sry just had to get that out, lol.

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Skatejimmy5
Friday, April 03, 2009 @ 9:09:03 AM
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I don't really like the Saw movies, but in videogame-form it may be fun.

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LegendaryWolfeh
Friday, April 03, 2009 @ 4:42:16 PM
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Was this a game that konami has been making for awhile or something that got dropped by someone else, because i saw that a Saw game was being maed...about a year ago or two and nother ever happened to it. Same as Enders Games: The Battle Room, which never came to fruition it seems

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shaydey77
Friday, April 03, 2009 @ 5:51:16 PM
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This sounds like it will be something similar to manhunt...hopefully!!!

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BikerSaint
Wednesday, April 08, 2009 @ 2:02:21 PM
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I just hope they don't F it up!!
I love all the gore genre movies, Saw, Devils Rejects, Texas Chainsaw Mass , etc, etc....

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