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Scheduled release date:

March 26, 2010

Publisher:

Namco Bandai

Developer:

Namco Bandai

Number Of Players:

1

Genre:

Action

Release Date:

TBA

Add another one to the list of fast-paced action-adventures to hit stores in the first three months of 2010. We've already got Bayonetta and Darksiders, with Dante's Inferno and God of War III still on their way. Clash of the Titans slots in, as well, set to launch alongside the movie in March. Published by Namco and developed by Game Republic, this is actually a movie-licensed title you may want to look forward to.

Why? Because if you recall Game Republic is not exactly an unknown in the world of PlayStation 3. In fact, Game Republic is responsible for one of the best PS3 games to date, Folklore. And with them at the helm of development for Clash of the Titans, there is a lot of potential. Additionally, after seeing images, I remain quite optimistic, as the game looks extremely detailed and clean.

Because this is an action game in an epic mythological setting, expect fast-paced epic gameplay. One feature of the gameplay includes the ability to absorb your enemies' powers and make it your own all throughout the game. These stolen powers are fully upgradeable, allowing you to conquer bigger and badder opponents, such as bosses, with more ease. Furthermore, you can absorb the energy from your enemies' souls, which will increase the power of your attacks. In total, there'll be over 20 character upgrades made available to you, so there's plenty of room to help Perseus grow while he's in your command.

The story aims to follow and capture the movie as close as possible, in addition to taking on a number of liberties in order extend the experience to more than just two hours. In addition to the Story Mode, an all new Quest Mode will feature new missions that go beyond the movie, helping to add to the value. You will take control of Perseus, and run into familiar characters such as Zeus, Athena, and numerous others that will aid you in your journey to destroying Hades and his underworld creatures. Those creatures include the Hydra, Centaurs, Succubus, Cyclops, and Kraken, with an overall enemy count totaling over 80!

In total, you'll explore over a dozen environments based on the epic story, with artistic direction from the movie. These environments include citadels, wastelands, labyrinths, Mt. Nyssa and more. Chances are, if you know the story, you'll know what to expect when it comes time to see the movie and play the game.

Once again, I'm fairly, albeit cautiously optimistic for Clash of the Titans, largely because an established and talented developer is behind the game, one that is also very well versed with the PlayStation 3's architecture. Look for Clash of the Titans: The VideoGame to arrive March 26th.

1/15/2010 Arnold Katayev

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Comments (17 posts)

Frenchy17
Friday, January 15, 2010 @ 3:27:35 PM
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Wow thanks for the article Arnold, now I am actually excited about this game due to the developers. One of my favorite movies when I was kid :)

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Geobaldi
Friday, January 15, 2010 @ 3:28:31 PM
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i may give it a try. Just like the movie. I love the original so I'm hoping the remake is done right. The trailer didn't get my hopes up much.

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Frenchy17
Friday, January 15, 2010 @ 5:03:19 PM

I liked the trailer and there is a talented cast so I have hope for the remake!

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Silent_J
Friday, January 15, 2010 @ 3:29:45 PM
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oh man its coming in march ,thats god of war month.I guess we can have 2 greek mythological titles in the month. The trailer for the movie looks amazing,I watched the old clash of the titans when I was a kid so im looking forward to movie more than the game.

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NoSmokingBandit
Friday, January 15, 2010 @ 3:40:05 PM
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I hope it doesnt suck, but its a movie-game, so i naturally expect it to.

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telly
Friday, January 15, 2010 @ 3:50:04 PM
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The original movie was a HUGE staple in my childhood. In fact, it was the movie I thought about often before God of War when I wondered why the hell no developers were trying to make awesome action games set in mythological Greece. God of War sure brought the quality there, and I really hope COT gets it done as well. The game I've literally been dreaming of my whole life!

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Roach721
Friday, January 15, 2010 @ 3:50:33 PM
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Clash of titans is awesome am glad there doing a remake the trailer for the movie looks pretty good,there bringing it out at a time when special affects allows them too actually do great things with monsters and the likes.Like all the Marvel movies.I love Greek mythology always have.But i think it's a big mistake bringing out the game the same month as GOW3 people are broke well at least i am and theres so many games that are out and also coming out that i haven't been able to buy not because i don't like them but because am broke.May looks like a good time for this game.

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Roach721
Friday, January 15, 2010 @ 3:52:04 PM
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Actually it was Rygar that started it all or Kid Icarus for nes,man those were the days.

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FlyingKickPunch
Friday, January 15, 2010 @ 3:58:56 PM

rygar was awesome, even without a save system and bosses that you had to trap in the wall to beat (remember that?) i miss the nes days, :)

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FlyingKickPunch
Friday, January 15, 2010 @ 4:07:27 PM
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this game sounds different enough that it wont step on god of war's toes. folklore was awesome, indeed. greek mythology is awesome as well (2nd place to norse, to me). was this game on anyone's radar? sounds good, though.

random thought : didn't kratos already kill perseus? lol, just dont think about it when you're playing ;)

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WorldEndsWithMe
Friday, January 15, 2010 @ 5:16:11 PM
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Game Republic is good, but no to games from movies, sorry guys.

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FullmetalX10
Friday, January 15, 2010 @ 5:23:15 PM
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As most of you I too am skeptical, seeing as this is a movie game, though I must say the screenshoths look solid (which means they don't look liquid nor gaslike).

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Deadman
Friday, January 15, 2010 @ 8:10:47 PM
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I already hate the idea of a remake of the movie, but a game of the remade movie? Have to wait and see. Maybe when its in the bargain bin next to Eat Lead.

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JackC8
Saturday, January 16, 2010 @ 7:37:31 AM
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I hope it turns out well, it sounds interesting. Unfortunately it will have to be rushed to release to coincide with the movie, which is why most movie games suck.

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SympoziumPawa
Saturday, January 16, 2010 @ 10:12:21 PM
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Another remake? geez after hearing the news of a Karate Kid remake when the hell this stop?

I'm afraid I have high scepticism with Clash of the Titans? since this a game based off a movie and shockingly not published by THQ or Activision.
Thiers some hope for this, will game republic pull it off guess I'll just have to wait on some reviews or people's opinions.

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K ASH
Sunday, January 17, 2010 @ 1:54:08 PM
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I m suprised that japanese company is making a game based on a western movie. All the best 2 game republic, the idea of focusing on the story section & quest mode might just be the secret formula for making movie games. From my understanding GR not be focusing on prolonging the story but on a solid gameplay system that we can enjoy by completing interesting,challenging quests.

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RykHavok
Sunday, January 17, 2010 @ 5:45:44 PM
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You've given me some hope for it, but I would be very surprised if the game ends up being worth it (thats not even factoring in all the other new releases its competing against). Plus, I'm still being cautious to not to get my hopes up over the movie.

BTW, WorldsEnd has the best rule of thumb.

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