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Pacific Rim game listed on Australian Classification Board

Monday, 6th May 2013 03:09 GMT By Brenna Hillier

Some sor of video game tie in to Guillermo del Toro’s Pacific Rim is inbound, it seems.

A listing for a multi-platform game titled Pacific Rim has turned up on the Australian Classification Board.

Rated M, the game contains moderate impact fantasy violence and an online element, which may suggest multiplayer brawler of some kind.

The subject matter would certainly lend itself to a robots versus monsters fighter, and the developer – Yuke’s – is well know for its WWE and UFC titles.

It’s worth noting that THQ had a strong relationship with both del Toro and Yuke’s before its collapse, and may have been the original backer of this project; along with copyright concerns this possibility makes it unlikely this is anything but a licensed tie-in to the upcoming film.

Normally at this point our next step would be to contact the publisher so it could ignore our request for information, but interestingly, the publisher is listed as Yuke’s itself – suggesting a digital release. We’ve contacted the developer’s western PR agency as well as local representatives for the film to ask what’s up, but probably won’t hear back until later in the week.

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4 Comments

  1. Lewis247

    I’m still so very undecided about the film.

    #1 1 year ago
  2. The_Red

    @1
    I am SO sold on this film. The last trailer with giant bot using oil tanker as baseball was enough for me.

    Sadly, a low key game with such way of reveal doesn’t sound good. On the other hand, an M rated game about wrestling giant robots and monsters from Yuke’s sounds fun.

    #2 1 year ago
  3. Tavarish

    @2 Truth. You know that movie with mechas will be good when mech is so huge that it can use oil tanker as baseball bat and tanker is tiny in comparison. Almost like del Toro knows what people expect from epic mech movie.

    #3 1 year ago
  4. The_Red

    @3
    Yeah. If I my 8 year old self was to see that scene back then, his mind would have literally blown up.

    Del Toro keeps making super geeky, awesome films that are actually GOOD (Pan’s Labyrinth). Hopefully this one reaches a wider audiences than Hell Boy 1-2 or Pans.

    #4 1 year ago

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