Video Game As A Sequel To A Movie?

from the Tron-2.0 dept

The back and forth between video games and movies is well documented. There are movies based on video games and games based on movies. Sometimes they come out after one another, and sometimes simultaneously. However, with the video game Tron 2.0, there might be a first. The video game is being billed as the sequel to the movie itself. If you’re familiar with the movie, then the fact that there’s a video game as a sequel seems fitting. There’s also talk that, if the game is successful, it will move back over to film for the third part in the series. More evidence that the worlds of video games and movies are colliding.

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Anonymous Coward says:

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Hopefully this idea will work better than going from game to movie.

Perhaps director’s will start leaving their movies as cliff hangers now to get you to purchase the video game to determine how it ends. Better yet, when the movies go to DVD they can have game hints and/or alternate endings which can be useful for game play.

Bet some of the media companies (like Lucas Arts) that do movies and games could exploit this for lots of big bucks.


Munich says:

Re: What Age Bracket

While I think this is a good idea, I am curious to how successful it will be in this specific case since the age of people who remember the original release and the age of the typical gamer are a bit spread out.

Tron came out in 1982 – 21 years ago when the “typical” gamer – or the main demographic – was still in diapers or not around yet. While they may know it from cable, I caught a few minutes of it recently and thought it hadn’t aged well. It will be interesting to see if it works.

I remember the original release and actually played the ARCADE game, which I thought was pretty good at the time (anyone else remember – it had four different games based on different aspects of the movie, but the “light cycles” were the best by far).

Oliver Wendell Jones (profile) says:

Re: Re: What Age Bracket

It actually spawned two arcade games, the original Tron upright game machine with a joystick and a spinning knob, plus another upright/booth game called Disks of Tron where you engaged in one-on-one combat with a computer generated opponent throwing your program disks at each other.

Tron 2.0 is more reminiscent of the Disks of Tron game (the combat training program is almost a dead-ringer for the arcade game) and the light cycles while similar are much more 3D and nicer than the original arcade game.

Nekron99 (user link) says:

Before Bruce and Jeff die! Please another movie!

Yes, the game is beautiful and the game mechanics awesome … but, it will never be neon bathed “real” characters battling for their silicon chip survival on the BIG screen! I was hoping for some kind of new technology to woo us like The Matrix did. Is that so much to ask for? I probably wouldn’t be the computer geek I am now if it wasn’t for that movie! Help us Steven Lisberger, you’re our only hope!

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