Category Archives: Brash
Tue, Nov 24, 2009 | 18:07 GMT
The BBFC has outed what could possibly be the “to be announced” second level for Resident Evil 5: Alternate Edition.
Called Desperate Escape, the listing only cites the name, with no details other than the fact it’s to be included in the retail version, which we all know as Gold.
It’s expected to be released through DLC as well, at this point, so don’t go bashing your room to bits just yet.
We’ll email Capcom and see if anyone gets back with us.
Thu, Oct 08, 2009 | 22:01 BST
After the break is a video for the canceled superhero game, The Flash game.
The footage you will see is just six months worth of work, and there was still at the least a year to go on it.
Too bad, really, it looked rather appealing for a superhero title.
Thu, May 14, 2009 | 15:20 BST
San Rafael-based Factor 5, best known for Lair and the Star Wars: Rogue Squadron series, has shut its doors, according to a post on the official website from CEO Achim Moller.
Brash Entertainment’s bankruptcy is being blamed partially for the closure, as the company had a multi-game deal with Factor 5. Because of this, “the continuation of operations have turned out too great to overcome in the current economic climate,” said Moller.
Factor 5 GmbH, based out of Cologne, is not affected by the closure, and the studio promises to reveal it’s upcoming projects over the next few months.
More over on the official site.
Tue, Feb 17, 2009 | 09:35 GMT
A few screens of what’s apparently a BottleRocket adaptation of The Flash have surfaced, showing… The Flash. See them here.
The game was apparently in development for now defunct publisher Brash.
BottleRocket wound up earlier this month when Namco pulled Splatterhouse from the firm.
Tue, Jan 20, 2009 | 07:09 GMT
Dr Lawrence Gordon and Detective David Tapp will both appear as main characters in the upcoming SAW game, according to this Bloody Disgusting rumour.
Gordon was played by Cary Elwes and Detective Tapp by Danny Glover in the 2004 horror.
SAW’s future is less than certain, however, as publisher Brash apparently bit the bullet in November.
No new publisher has been announced.
Tue, Nov 18, 2008 | 15:27 GMT
They’re not chasing a tenner, either. From the piece:
L.A.-based 7 Studios says Brash owes it $468,000 for its work on “9,” an adaptation of an upcoming animated film from Focus Features produced by Tim Burton (one of the few games on Brash’s slate I didn’t previously know about) and $113,000 for “Six Flags Fun Park,” (pictured left) a Wii and DS mini-game collection that’s supposed to be coming out right about now (has anybody seen it on shelves?). Slovenian developer Zootfly, meanwhile, says Brash owes it $748,000 for work on the videogame version of the Fox TV show “Prison Break.”
Whoops. More through there.
Fri, Nov 14, 2008 | 09:34 GMT
Variety’s reporting that Brash Entertainment will close tomorrow.
The publisher has been beset by problems recently, including the departure of founder Thomas Tull.
Investors who had committed $400 million when Brash launched last year have apparently gone cold since Tull left.
No money, no business. More through the link.
Fri, Nov 07, 2008 | 07:43 GMT
Brash is to cut 20 staff due to challenging conditions, the firm said yesterday.
Speaking in a statement published by GameDaily, the publisher said:
“Citing the current tough economic landscape, Brash Entertainment has confirmed the company has instituted a strategic cost reduction plan that will see the elimination of over 20 positions across multiple departments.
“Affected by this move will also be the closing of some open positions that the company had planned to fill this fiscal year. Employees affected by this action will receive severance and extended benefits.
“Brash Entertainment will continue to strategically work on its business including the upcoming release of Six Flags Fun Park for the Wii scheduled for this December, and a video game based on the SAW movie franchise for release in 2009.”
Fri, Oct 24, 2008 | 07:02 BST
According to this Evil Avatar post, Brash has confirmed that the SAW game is to release next October, presumably in time for Hallowe’en.
As was previously known, the game will take place between the first and second films.
More through the link.
Thu, Oct 16, 2008 | 07:06 BST
Following the departure of founder Thomas Tull from Brash last week, CEO Mitch Davis has moved to assure that the publisher now has a new focus on quality.
“First and foremost, we’ve put an end to short-cycle games,” Davis told GameDaily, adding that, “some of our games will benefit from up to three years of development.”
Changes are afoot, apparently.
“We have systems in place, and feedback on what has and hasn’t worked,” Davis said. “We’re making changes to refine our business so that we can meet our goals.”
Brash’s first three games – Jumper: Griffin’s Story, Alvin & The Chipmunks, and Space Chimps – scored 29, 33, and 55 (out of 100) on aggregate.
Thanks, Joystiq. More through the link.
Mon, Oct 13, 2008 | 20:19 BST
Thomas Tull has resigned from the board of Brash Entertainment, the publisher he co-founded last year after helping to raise $400 million in private equity funding, Variety reports.
Tull is believed to have been disappointed with the quality of Brash’s games, as well as the company’s strategic direction.
More through the link.
Sat, Aug 16, 2008 | 10:29 BST
According to this Gamespot story, the Season 3 box set of Prison Break includes an ad for a Brash game adaptation of the show.
It’s apparently scheduled for release next February. No other detail to be had, unfortunately.
Fri, May 23, 2008 | 06:52 BST
Nicholas Longano, co-founder and president of film-led US publisher Brash, has left the firm according to this Variety report.
The piece hints in rather obvious terms that things may not be going so well at the firm, with the recently-released Jumper game selling a mere 16,000 units since February.
“He wasn’t officially fired, as far as I know, but it seems safe to assume you don’t voluntarily leave a company you co-founded one year after it launched if everything’s going swimmingly,” says the author.
Brash is working on several high profile projects at the moment, including the gamer version of horror smash Saw.
More through the link.
Wed, Mar 12, 2008 | 19:36 GMT
According to this, Brash and Game Republic have signed a deal to work on a game based on a “popular Hollywood film,” for release in 2010.
Game Republic was founded by Yoshiki Okamoto, developer of Resident Evil and Street Fighter II, and most recently delivered Genji: Days of the Blade and Folklore for Sony’s PlayStation 3.
“One of my goals with games is to do something revolutionary with something that has been never been seen before,” commented Okamoto. “The opportunity to re-imagine a fictional world provided by a compelling Hollywood IP using the interactive medium of games is very exciting to me.”
Thu, Feb 21, 2008 | 21:46 GMT
According to this, America’s Army developer Zombie is the team working on Brash’s Saw game.
We could make a pithy remark about murdering innocents, but we’ll save it. Saw’s planned for release in late 2009.
Tue, Feb 19, 2008 | 22:05 GMT
James Wan, executive producer on the Saw movies, has posted on his blog that he’s “very excited” about writing the plot to the Brash game of the film.
“Leigh and I are very excited about this new venture,” he said, although we have no idea who Leigh is, if we’re being honest. “We are big gaming fans and we think it would a great opportunity to continue the Saw legacy into a different platform/medium. Keeps things fresh for us anyway. A lot of people have asked us if we would be interested in writing another SAW movie… Well, we are writing another Saw story… But it’s for the game. We’re treating this story like the Saw movies with lots of twists and turns. We have no idea how that is going to apply to a computer game format, considering that most games are generally pretty simple in it’s plotting. Maybe its a good thing that Leigh and I are naive to the video game world and that we’re writing it like its a movie!”
Brash confirmed it was working on the game that’s likely to make Jack Thompson’s head explode at the end of January.
Wed, Feb 13, 2008 | 15:32 GMT
Unfortunately, this isn’t some kind of pullover-based fetish porn story. Instead, it’s about Jamie Bell, star of movie Jumper, doing the VO the game’s lead character, Griffin.
Jumper: Griffin’s Story extends the film’s storyline, following Griffin, “a battle-hardened Jumper determined to avenge the death of his parents at the hands of the Paladins.”
This is actually out tomorrow, according to the press release, for PS2, Wii and Xbox 360. Bet it’s awesome.