Atlus Announces R.I.P.D.: The Game
Due out this summer, Universal's 'R.I.P.D.' will pit Jeff Bridges and Ryan Reynolds against the undead who refuse to leave the mortal plane. It just so happens Atlus will be adapting the film (based on the comic) into a downloadable video game this summer, too.
R.I.P.D.: The Game is a two-player co-op shooter that allows you to step into the shoes of Reynolds' and Bridges' agents from the film. Developed by Old School Games, R.I.P.D. will arrive on the Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, and PC on July 16, just ahead of the movie's July 19 debut.
"Being able to create the game for the 'R.I.P.D.' movie is a huge honor," said Matthew Karch, president, Old School Games. "Our past development experience in the action-shooter genre is a tailor-made fit to adapt this exciting film to the interactive space."
While shooting up lost souls with a friend is a key component, there are some other features helping R.I.P.D.: The Game come to life.
- Film Authenticity - Working directly with Universal, Old School received ongoing access to the movie materials so that players could experience a faithful adaptation of the unique world of R.I.P.D., including environments, enemies, weaponry, effects and humor from the film.
- Partner with your Friends Online - Two-player online co-op allows wanna-be gunslingers to use teamwork as they battle their way through the game. Your enemies won't have a chance against the right team strategy.
- Over the Top Action - Gunslingers will blast, impale, explode, and arrest enemies just as the heroes do in the film.
- Unique In-Game Betting System - Co-op partners can put their in-game currency where their mouth is with a new feature that allows them to bet on who's a better R.I.P.D. officer. Measured by which player can capture the most enemies, who can stay standing the longest, and other action-packed challenges, the virtual betting system allows players to always keep the stakes high.
Check out some screenshots below, and let us know if you'll be joining up with the R.I.P.D. next month.