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Scheduled release date:

Holiday 2008

Publisher:

Bethesda Softworks

Developer:

A2M

Number Of Players:

1

Genre:

Action

  Creating a female leading character in the videogame industry is always either hit or miss. There doesn't seem to be much of an in between. You either become Lara Croft, Nariko (Heavenly Sword), Samus (Metroid), Jill Valentine (Resident Evil), or you miss and become Rayne (BloodRayne) and Vanessa (P.N. 03). If you're wondering what P.N. 03 was, it was a mediocre GameCube game made by Capcom. And as for BloodRayne, well, that was just about one of the most uninspired games of the last-generation, and people quickly forgot. In any case, we've got a new female-led action title coming our way, and this one's from Sierra.

   The heroine here is Rubi, and the game is called WET. Quite frankly, I hate the name...nothing says action game like A) being drenched in water, or B) a sexual innuendo. I'm not quite sure which Sierra is aiming for, but something tells me the latter. Perhaps WET would've been a better suited name for a jet ski game. In any case, to put my digression aside, WET is actually looking quite nice.

   It's a fusion of gunplay, swordplay, and acrobatics to create a fast-paced action experience. Based on the trailer we've seen, you can expect lightning fast movements much like Devil May Cry and Heavenly Sword, so if that type of action is your cup of tea, then WET should fill that cup quite well. Additionally, Sierra promises a plethora of acrobatic moves as part of Rubi's arsenal, so we can only hope that the controls are as fluid as the games I've just mentioned.

   Rubi's abilities will include being able to run along walls, climb ledges, slide under obstacles, swing on poles, and much more. There are screenshots of the game where Rubi is hanging upside down off of a ladder and unloading her two guns at the enemies below. Those two guns are her custom Colt Pythons, which Rubi dual-wields when selected.

   In addition to her guns, Rubi's got something a little sharper, as well...a sword. The sword will come in handy when you're confronted with close-range combat, at which point comboing between the two weapons should be quite fun, I imagine.

   "The mix of guns, acrobatics and swords in the midst of non-stop action will undoubtedly ensure Rubi takes the title as the most exciting heroine ever in video games," said Martin Tremblay, president, Worldwide Studios, Sierra Entertainment. "WET is an exciting addition to Sierra Entertainment's original games portfolio."

   I'd be lying if I said I wasn't excited by WET (no pun, of any sort, intended). It looks like an extremely promising high-flying, off the walls action game - just the type I like. Developed by A2M, Sierra is boasting unparalleled animation to render all of the lighting intensity behind the game. And if animation is a focus, you can rest assured that the framerate is too. Early screenshots also indicate that art direction is another strong facet of the game's visual presentation - with three continents to travel across, I'm looking forward to seeing what the game has in store for us.

   Behind the eye-candy will be a story to keep the flow moving. Rubi, much like Dante, is a contact killer. She takes on a mission to find and return a wealthy man's runaway son. But she soon finds herself with the tables turned, and now she must fight to stay alive. But staying alive isn't all she must do, she vows to find and kill the man who hired her. Rubi doesn't take lightly to betrayal.

   Early indications point to a Holiday 2008 release date, which is a good deal away. Keep your eyes open for more screenshots, videos, and hopefully hands-on time.

3/29/2008 Arnold Katayev

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Comments (10 posts)

Ed_Wayne
Saturday, March 29, 2008 @ 1:51:12 PM
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Why would they choose such a stupid name? They will just lose sales. Most people that buy games just go to the store and buy them. They don't look up previews and reviews online so all they can go off of is the back of the case. The average person is going to see that this is called WET and not even bother to look at the back.

Hopefully the action will be great, since the story will most likely suck. Not saying it WILL suck. Just saying that it PROBABLY will. A random, third party game called WET about your typical contract killer. "I r not take lightly to betrayal! I r taking a vow to kill the man that hired me!1"

Lets just say it was a hit. Would the sequel be called WETTER? What if that was a hit too? Would we see WETTEST? What happens if they want to make a fourth? It seems as if they would be in a predicament.

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K Phantom
Saturday, March 29, 2008 @ 5:10:08 PM

I saw the screens and still can't figure out the reason. That game you described is just plain AWESOME.

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Ed_Wayne
Saturday, March 29, 2008 @ 3:54:12 PM
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Dang. Someone needs to take a midol. The screenshots didn't load on my PC. I am on my PS3 now and I just looked them. Now I know why it is called WET. However, everything I said in my previous post still stands. I can think it is a dumb name if I want to, right? I guess not since a comment section on the internet is serious business to some people. By the way, the whole WETTER and WETTEST thing was just some light humor. Kind of how Wii 2 could be called the WiiNi since ni means 2. No need to flip out, man. I hope tomorrow is a better day for you. ;)

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Ed_Wayne
Saturday, March 29, 2008 @ 4:58:21 PM
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Haha k. I wasn't sure if you were talking to me or not. I was like wtf why is this guy going off on me. I thought you were kind of just yelling at everyone on the site. Carry on, sir.

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OtisFeelgood
Saturday, March 29, 2008 @ 10:23:53 PM
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The game looks interesting, I might have to rent it when it comes out.

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ArnoldK PSXE [Administrator]
Sunday, March 30, 2008 @ 4:28:52 PM
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Hey guys, please ignore Rusha's posts. I'll just keep deleting them until we get the ban thing sorted out.

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K Phantom
Sunday, March 30, 2008 @ 7:49:55 PM

thank you!

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Minishmaru
Monday, March 31, 2008 @ 10:23:32 AM
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Obviously they either A) Aren't sure of the name yet but wanna put a name out there or B) W.E.T stands for Woman Eradicating Testosterone or something of the abbreviated nature :-P

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chinchillables
Tuesday, May 13, 2008 @ 5:21:23 PM
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I LOVE Sierra Entertainment. Way back since Kings Quest, Quest for Glory, Camelot, Legend of Kyrandia, etc. etc. just an all out great company in the adventure game category. Glad to see they survived and still make games as to where most others from then quit or dried up.


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frostface
Friday, August 21, 2009 @ 2:42:41 PM
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Just played the demo on the ps3 and although it's not the worst I've ever played, I have played better. Also with the standard of games (graphically and storytelling) that we can look forward to with Uncharted 2 and Heavy Rain, find this one looks a tad disappointing but then again maybe I'm setting my standards way too high for this action shooter.

Btw this is my first post on this site so just wanted to say 'Hi!' to the lot of yis in here!!!

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