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Mon, Nov 08, 2010 | 14:30 GMT
The developer formally known as A2M, Behaviour Interactive, has announced Naughty Bear 2 and WET 2.
Wed, Dec 09, 2009 | 18:52 GMT
505 Games has announced Artificial Mind and Movement’s (A2M) new game, Naughty Bear, which is a “violent action game starring an animated, stuffed bear who swears revenge on other jerk bears for failing to invite him to a party”.
He wields dual axes and chops ninja bears to bits, if the teaser site is any indication.
In the game, you hurt the other bears and garner Naughty Points through 30 different stages. The more “deviant and maniacal” you are, the more Naughty Points you accrue.
Sounds like effing win to us. Then again, we did this sans points with our bears as a kid anyway.
Mon, Nov 23, 2009 | 17:21 GMT
After an earlier ESRB outing, Revenge of the Wounded Dragon has been revealed, and will go on sale tomorrow in the PS Store update.
As the earlier ESRB listing pointed out earlier, it is developed by A2M, developers of WET.
Find the first screens over at the US PS Blog, along with a video. That is actually after the jump.
Mon, Nov 23, 2009 | 08:35 GMT
A recent ESRB listing has outed a 2D fighter from WET developers A2M, known as Revenge of the Wounded Dragon and for PS3.
Here is a snippet from the rating:
“This is a 2D fighting game in which players assume the roles of two brothers attempting to avenge their grandfather’s death and rescue their sister from the local mafia boss. Players frequently punch, kick, and throw enemies as they “side-scroll” (i.e., walk) forward through the platform city environments; they can also use bottles, bats, knives, Molotov cocktails, pistols, shotguns, and uzi submachine guns to kill the henchmen.”
Thu, Nov 19, 2009 | 12:21 GMT
A2M’s WET stood out this year for pushing a female character out with a brand new core IP, as well as shouldering Bethesda’s 2009 to a greater degree. While reviews were mixed, there was no denying the impact: you all know what Rubi looks like, right?
Third-person hyper-violence is always fun. We caught up with the game’s creative director, Patrick Fortier, to chat about the thinking behind the project, the validity of female action characters in the modern landscape and what’s next for A2M
Interview by Nathan Grayson.
Thu, Oct 08, 2009 | 23:01 BST
Eliza Dushku has revealed to MTV News that there is a possibility that she could be lending more than just her voice to WET – it could be tuned into a movie – maybe.
“This video game WET I just did, she’s got a working class Lara Croft thing going on, and she’s pretty kick ass,” Dushku said. “She travels the globe, she’s in Hong Kong and she’s in the UK and she’s a gun for hire and she’s got two samurai swords. She’s pretty vicious.
“So that’s been something that maybe could turn into a live-action Dushku vehicle.”
Fellas will line the block for that one 14-days in advance, we reckon.
More through the link.
Tue, Oct 06, 2009 | 10:07 BST
WET developer A2M has told VG247 that it’s currently assessing working on more original IP.
“That’s definitely something A2M is looking at, so yes, that’s certainly a possibility,” said Patrick Fortier, WET’s creative director.
WET, published by Bethesda, released last month to middling reviews. No matter the game’s reception, however, don’t be hugely shocked if A2M gets back into bed with Bethesda for upcoming games.
“They understand Rubi [WET's protagonist - Ed], they speak the same language as us (since they are developers too, they understand how things work on the floor) and they are consummate professionals, so it’s been nothing but joy collaborating with them,” Fortier added.
No further detail on A2M’s upcoming projects is available as yet.
Fri, Sep 18, 2009 | 15:15 BST
Loads of WET screens landed on the net today, and when we say loads, we are talking 43 of ‘em.
Some may be familiar to you, some may not.
Either way, it’s always nice to take a gander so you don’t miss out and have your friends tease you over it later.
Conformity is a good thing sometimes.
Wed, Aug 26, 2009 | 23:40 BST
Bethesda’s Pete Hines sat down with Joystiq and chatted a bit about WET and how the company got involved with A2M on the project.
One of the things he mentions is that it has a “Grindhouse” feel to it, what with your hands getting wet with blood.
“WET is short for wetworks, which is a CIA term for operations where your hands are literally going to get wet with blood,” he said. “We want you, as the player, to always be shooting, always be taking people out, whether it’s with your guns or your sword. You’re running around walls, jumping, spinning, sliding. It’s about comboing together cool moves to take out your enemies and doing in this cool 70s Grindhouse look.
“You really get that Grindhouse feel from the VO work from folks like Eliza Dushku, voice of Ruby (the character you play), Malcolm McDowell. There is a lot of music in the game, both from Brian LeBarton, who works with Beck, created an original soundtrack for the game that’s kind of really cool and hip and funky; and then layered on top of that are all these tracks we got from indie bands that have this cool rockabilly type sound that fit really well with both the original soundtrack and with the game.”
The full video is posted after the break.
Demos are out on PS3 and 360 now, with the full game being released in the US and UK on September 15 and 18 respectively.
Tue, Aug 25, 2009 | 22:01 BST
WET has landed on Xbox Live in demo form.
Looks like it is only for Gold Members right now, unfortunately.
Also unfortunate is the fact that every time we type Gold Member our minds hearken back to the last Austin Powers movie containing that moniker and we shiver with the utmost regret.
Nevertheless, the A2M and Bethesda demo featuring a nice lady who can slice or shoot you is up on the big white box.
Go download it.
Fri, Jul 31, 2009 | 16:44 BST
Bethesda has announced that A2M’s action title WET will land on shelves in the US and UK September 15 and 18 respectively.
That’s much better than “Fall 2009″.
Soon, you will be able to load the game into your 360 or PS3 and take on the role of problem fixer Rubi Malone as you take down enemies with your dual pistols or samurai sword.
Full thing through the break.
Sat, Jul 18, 2009 | 14:57 BST
Three new screens have popped up for WET.
It’s out this fall from Bethesda and A2M for PS3 and Xbox 360.
GameInfowire has ‘em, you know you wanna go look.
Mon, Apr 27, 2009 | 15:11 BST
Mon, Apr 27, 2009 | 14:46 BST
Bethesda’s confirmed it’s to publish A2M’s WET.
Famitsu actually leaked (geddit?) this over the weekend to no comment from the publisher.
The acrobatic shooter’s out this autumn for PS3 and 360.
“We’re very excited about the opportunity to bring WET to all gamers,” said Vlatko Andonov, president of Bethesda Softworks. “Our proven success as a publisher which focuses on select, innovative titles matches up perfectly with WET’s new class of gameplay.”
Press release after the break.
Fri, Apr 24, 2009 | 14:27 BST
According to the latest Famitsu, Bethesda has taken over as publisher for A2M shootfest WET.
Originally to be published by Sierra, WET was dropped during the Activision Vivendi merger.
No word on how close to finish the shooter is, or when in October we can expect it.
We’ve put a call in to Bethesda, so hopefully we will have more information for you soon.
Sat, Apr 11, 2009 | 07:33 BST
A2M’s posted a new WET trailer on the game’s site, full of acrobatic shooting and a uncomfortably long crotch shot.
Still not sure when the game will be released – thanks to the Sierra buyout – but D’toid has it on good authority it may be as soon as October.
Until official word is announced, just enjoy the video.
Mon, Dec 08, 2008 | 10:06 GMT
An off-screen movie of WET gameplay’s popped up on YouTube, showing something akin to a cross between Max Payne, Stranglehold and a Tarantino film.
A2M’s site says it’s now coming out in 2009, and has it listed for Xbox 360 and PS3. No platforms were specified when the game was announced.
WET was shown for the first time at Games Convention 2007.
There’s about eight minutes’ worth of footage through there. Have a nose.