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Thu, May 07, 2009 | 18:09 BST
Mon, May 04, 2009 | 21:04 BST
The 360 version of Wheelman was granted some DLC today, some free, some not so much.
The Free Street Showdown pack costs nothing, and includes one side mission.
The Premium Street Showdown Pack costs 400 MS Points, and offers five new street showdown side missions.
PS3 owners get the same stuff on May 7.
There are some screens of the new content on IGN.
Fri, Mar 13, 2009 | 09:55 GMT
Thu, Mar 05, 2009 | 14:35 GMT
There’s a ten-minute video of Wheelman gameplay after the break, taken from the 360 demo released this morning.
It shows driving, skidding, ramming, boosting, some mental shooting, a bit of running around and a small amount of dying.
The game appears to be, after our brief dalliance, “OK”.
Find 14 shots from this video here.
Wheelman’s out for PC, 360 and PS3 on March 27.
Thu, Mar 05, 2009 | 14:29 GMT
Find 14 direct-feed shots grabbed from this morning’s Wheelman demo below. We’ll have the video up very soon.
The shots show stuff from cut-scenes as well as play, and there’s one of virtual Vin having a bit of a run around.
There’s also one of a woman shouting, “Venga venga venga!” Which is awesome.
Sorry for the lack of a proper gallery. Mark’s working on it as we type.
Wheelman releases for PC, 360 and PS3 on March 27.
Thu, Mar 05, 2009 | 11:51 GMT
Microsoft just posted demos for Wheelman, Legends of Wrestlemania and Wanted on Live.
We’ll have some vids for you in a tick. We might not do Wanted, though.
Wed, Mar 04, 2009 | 09:38 GMT
Ubi’s released a new dev diary from Wheelman, this time showing Big Vin riding round Spain on motorbikes.
It’s all very shooty, what with its bullet time thing, and actually looks pretty good in a “blow things up” sort of way.
After the break. We would have put this up last night, but our Flash encoder hates all Ubisoft movies, for some reason.
Tue, Feb 24, 2009 | 12:14 GMT
Both Ubisoft and Midway have told VG247 today that overnight talk of Ubi scooping up more Midway licenses is far-fetched.
Ubisoft confirmed last week that it’s to publish Midway’s Wheelman in America, Australia, New Zealand, France, Germany, Austria, Ireland and the UK.
“Our agreement with Midway is simply to publish Wheelman,” said a Ubi rep this morning.
“That means we handle sales, distribution and marketing of the title. We have not announced any other agreement with Midway.
“Also I would like to underline that Midway retains the Wheelman IP.”
Word reached us last night that Ubisoft had moved on all Midway rights, including those for Mortal Kombat.
A Midway rep told us today that he’d heard nothing to suggest the talk was true, and that European operations remained unaffected by the firm’s recent filing for Chapter 11 in the US.
“We’re still working hard on internal plans,” he said. “There’s no plans for us to stop delivering high-end products.”
Privately, a separate Midway source described the rumour as both “absolute crap” and “complete bollocks”. Just in case you weren’t sure.
Wheelman releases on March 24.
Thu, Feb 19, 2009 | 13:00 GMT
Wheelman is “great,” Ubisoft has told VG247 this morning, the new addition to the publisher’s portfolio giving access to a relatively release-free period this spring.
The Vin Diesel tie-in was confirmed as a Ubisoft title yesterday, wrested as it was from Midway’s dying grip.
“Ubisoft gets the benefit of a great IP during an open launch window in the spring,” said a spokesman when asked why catching the game was a good deal for Ubi.
“As CEO Matt Booty said in the press release, Ubisoft has a proven expertise at bringing new IP to market, allowing us to reach a broader consumer segment with Wheelman, while helping Midway to balance the risk profile of our product portfolio.”
The game’s out for PC, 360 and PS3 on March 24. Bets are off on whether or not Midway can last that long.
Wed, Feb 18, 2009 | 18:57 GMT
Ubi’s confirmed to Joystiq that it’s to publish ex-Midway movie tie-in Wheelman.
“Yes, the deal with Midway has been finalized and we’ll be shipping to retail on March 24th,” said a rep.
The move is being called a “strategic partnership” by Midway and Ubi.
“Ubisoft will handle sales, marketing, and distribution of the title in North America, South America, Australia, New Zealand, France, Germany, Austria, Ireland and the United Kingdom,” said Ubi in a statement.
“Midway will continue to direct the development of the title and retains all future rights to the franchise and will sell the title in all other European territories.”
Thu, Feb 12, 2009 | 23:18 GMT
Kotaku is reporting that Ubisoft may have picked up Vin Diesel racer Wheelman.
The news comes after it was reported today that Midway’s files for Chapter 11. Rumors at present have the game release on hold.
Wheelman was expected to be released on March 16 for PC, PS3 and Xbox 360.
Tue, Jan 20, 2009 | 11:47 GMT
Midway has confirmed that Vin Diesel game, Wheelman will be released on March 20.
The game promises to combine “spectacular Hollywood-style stunts with a gripping storyline” and provide “an adrenaline-fueled, cinematic thrill ride guaranteed to leave you breathless. Weave in and out of traffic, engaging in intense vehicular warfare through the winding streets of Barcelona.”
News broke this morning that the game has been delayed amonth and this announcement confirms it.
Full release after the break.
By Mike Bowden
Tue, Jan 20, 2009 | 05:45 GMT
Fortunately, a pre-release demo has been squeezed out of Midway’s emaciated form, though when it’ll actually ooze onto Xbox Live and PSN is anyone’s guess.
For those who are interested, a few new screens are also lurking on the official Wheelman page. To be honest, though, we were way too distracted by the game’s totally rad website to spend much time with a few immobile, buzz-killing screens. Seriously, go check it out. It’ll make a man out of you.
Wed, Nov 19, 2008 | 17:42 GMT
Wheelman will release in the US and Europe on February 20, Midway’s announced.
The adaptation of the Vin Diesel movie has been created in partnership with Diesel’s own game production firm, Tigon Studios.
“We’re designing Wheelman to play like a Hollywood blockbuster,” said the man himself.
“Playing this game will be just like taking control of the greatest car chases from feature films, except this time you’re in the driver’s seat.”
We’re hard in our pants, Vin. Press release after the link.
Sat, Jul 12, 2008 | 10:22 BST
On GameInfoWire. Looks like cars driving about and having a bit of a crash to us, but we’re sure there’s more to it than that. Hit the link for Diesel madness.
Fri, Jul 11, 2008 | 09:20 BST
According to this Joystiq report, Midway’s installed a new head in its Newcastle studio, namely former Codemaster bus dev director, Craig Duncan.
The outfit’s currently working on Vin Diesel adaptation, Wheelman.
Fri, Jul 11, 2008 | 07:50 BST
Tue, Jun 17, 2008 | 12:55 BST
In this interview with ThreeSpeech, Wheelman executive producer Shaun Himmerick has said that the Midway Vin Diesel movie adaptation is a cinematic effort of around ten hours in length.
“We’ve got the main cinematic thrust of the game, the main story arc – 8-10 hours book-ended with cinematics, it’s where the cinematic flavour of the game lies,” he said.
“Then we’ve also got the side events, the player can drop out of the story arc whenever they want and just explore the world in freeroam, and that’s when they come across the events.”
Play’s got this down for an October release for PS3, 360 and PC. Full thing through the link.
Mon, Apr 21, 2008 | 10:18 BST
Midway’s Las Vegas Gamer’s Day’s now been and gone and there are lots of words on the internet about it. Looks as though nothing terribly dramatic got announced, the most interesting thing in the publisher’s line-up being Epic’s Unreal Tournament III for 360 – albeit without user-generated levels – for release this summer. Here’s what you/we missed:
- Blitz: The League II and casual stuff announced
- No user mods for UTIII 360, impressions
- TNA iMPACT impressions
- Wheelman impressions
- NBA Ballers: Chosen One videos
- Gears of War surprise in UTIII 360, says Rein
- NBA Ballers: Chosen One impressions
- TNA iMPACT videos – one, two, three
- This is Vegas impressions