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News for Oct. 17, 2005

TV Watch: SpikeTV's 'Gamehead' Talks Kong Game

10/17/05, 9:20 pm EST - Xoanon

SpikeTV's new show 'GameHead' featured a segment on Ubisoft's King Kong Game. The lovely ladies of Gaming, The Fragdolls were also on hand to talk Kong. These ladies know thier games, and through Ubisoft have had first hand knowledge of Kong! Take a look at the segment, including some cool gameplay action! (2.3MB WMV File) [More]

Kong Demo Images

10/17/05, 7:52 pm EST - Xoanon

Kong Demo Images Gandalf writes: After playing the King Kong game demo, a short advertising video containing some interesting images plays out before the game quits. Here's a full set of screenshots from that short video. [More]

Win a giant King Kong statue

10/17/05, 2:19 pm EST - Xoanon

Ubisoft has launched a new competition to promote forthcoming movie tie-in Peter Jackson's King Kong, giving you the chance to win a giant statue of the big hairy legend himself. No, we mean the monkey HO HO sorry. And if you don't swag the top prize there are plenty of others on offer - namely some more reasonably sized statues, plush toys, mugs and keyrings. To enter the competition, all you have to do is visit the King Kong website and register with Ubi.com, if you haven't already. [More]

News for Oct. 13, 2005

Peter Jackson's King Kong

10/13/05, 9:45 am EST - Xoanon

We've had games that are based on, inspired by and have plainly stolen from movies for as long as we can remember. The two are linked if for no other reason than the remarkably simple fact that they both feature moving images, involve a great deal of staring and... no, we can't go on. They are similar in some respects but it is still their differences that make them stand out from each other. Both create an experience, but only games offer something that's truly interactive; only games enable you to be part of the story and amid the unfolding action. IMAX screens and a sound system that makes your eyes wobble make for a larger spectacle, but not a deeper one. You are in your seat, the images dance about 50 feet away and the distance between the two is the let down. It's this space, between movie and the viewer, that Ubisoft's Montpellier Studios has designated for occupation, and it's doing it with the help of a hairy giant gorilla and an even hairier director, Peter Jackson. [More]

News for Oct. 12, 2005

Kong Game Trailer High Res

10/12/05, 10:49 pm EST - Xoanon

gametrailers.com has posted an amazing trailer for Ubisoft's King Kong game! The trailer features 'Mr. Voice', and what sounds like Jack Black and Andy Serkis' voices and tons of gameplay footage. Close your eyes and it almost feels like you're watching a trailer for the movie! [More]

News for Oct. 11, 2005

Are You Ready for Kong Mobile?!

10/11/05, 7:06 pm EST - Xoanon

King Kong Official Mobile Game Images The swanky folks at Gameloft have sent us some exclusive never before seen images from their Kong Kong Mobile Game! Take a look! Portable Kong Action! [More]

News for Oct. 10, 2005

Kong Mobile Game Producer Interview

10/10/05, 9:37 pm EST - Xoanon

We recently spoke with Gameloft's Philippe Laurens, Producer of the King Kong mobile game. Take a look! Could you briefly describe the King Kong game and tell us about its main features? King Kong is an action game with dual gameplay: you have the opportunity to play both as King Kong and a human character. There are two distinct modes of play: King Kong’s parts are action oriented; and as a human, you are Jack, the main character in the movie. [More]

Ubisoft's King Kong Screenshots

10/10/05, 9:12 pm EST - Xoanon

Ubisoft's King Kong Screenshots Gandalf writes: Here's a collection of screenshots, starting with the main menu and giving a glimpse through both parts of the demo. All were grabbed at 1280x1024 in JPG format at 90% quality. The game was running on an nVidia 6600GT graphics card with 128MB of RAM, antialiasing set to 2x, with Forceware driver version 78.01 and DirectX 9.0c. [More]

Kong Demo Available for YOU!!

10/10/05, 12:49 pm EST - Xoanon

Yes folks, that's right, the King Kong PC game demo will be making its way online today! Click on over to Area51 & Fileplanet to download it! More mirrors will be made available soon! Know of a good mirror? Let us know! [Area51] [Fileplanet] [Fileshack] [Gameshadow] [pcgameworld] [gamershell] [onspiele]

FIRST TASTE OF PETER JACKSON'S KING KONG GAME SCORE REVEALED

10/10/05, 12:49 pm EST - Xoanon

PROMINENT WEBSITE SHOWCASES WORLD PREMIER OF CHANCE THOMAS' STUNNING ORIGINAL SCORE FOR UBISOFT ACTION/ADVENTURE TITLE
For Immediate Release 10/07/05 - Just in time for the weekend, popular website www.KONGisKing.net has unveiled its worldwide premier of original music from Ubisoft's upcoming game, Peter Jackson's King Kong. Fans eager to experience the score can freely download up to sixteen minutes of themes and action music, including four full-length tracks from this link: KongisKing.net. [Press Release] [Listen]

New Gaming Area Launched!

10/10/05, 12:48 pm EST - Xoanon

KongisKing.net Gaming Home


The KiKn staff has been working late - and we are happy to announce a new addition to the KongisKing.net website: The KongisKing.net Gaming Area! We are featuring the Peter Jackson's KING KONG game in the area and have some great exclusive content for all you Kong fans out there! [Click Here]

Xoanon Plays Ubisoft's King Kong!

10/10/05, 12:48 pm EST - Xoanon

Ubisoft was kind enough to send along a demo copy of their new King Kong PC game. The demo offers 2 full scenes to play, an FPS (you play as Jack Driscol) scene featuring a nasty T-Rex and a third person action scene where YOU get to be Kong and save Ann Darrow from all sorts of nasty dinos! !!!Spoilers!!! [More]

Hands On King Kong 360

10/10/05, 12:47 pm EST - Xoanon

During a trip last week in New York, Ubisoft debuted the Xbox 360 version of Peter Jackson's King Kong with three playable levels, and IGN was there to capture the first, exclusive hands-on preview of the beautiful, movie-based game. King Kong is an action-adventure game driven by the eponymous movie narrative taking place in 1933. [More]

Kong Game Trailer Coolness

10/10/05, 12:46 pm EST - Xoanon

The folks at gametrailers.com have some footage of the King Kong game in action. Take a look at this link before it is removed! [More]

Kong Gaming Boards Launched!

10/10/05, 12:46 pm EST - Xoanon

Game Informer Magazine Talks Kong

Take a look at the latest addition to KongisKing.net, our Gaming Boards! Feel free to rant and rave about anything game related! Sign in (or register) and post away! Kong Gaming

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Kong Game Cover Revealed! -UPDATE 2-

10/10/05, 12:45 pm EST - Xoanon

The swanky folks at Ubisoft have updated their King Kong game site, take a look at the cover image for the game! UPDATE this appears to be the cover for the UK version only. More may be gleamed when I visit the Ubisoft Montreal offices this Thursday! Check this space for my report(s)! UPDATE 2 Seems that Kong image may not be the final one...Ubisoft have kindly asked us to remove it for now, more info soon! [More]

Michel Ancel: Beyond Good

10/10/05, 12:42 pm EST - Xoanon

After years of almost uninterrupted disappointment, it's hardly surprising that we shudder almost every time someone mentions movie-to-videogame adaptations. The fact that people are still holding up GoldenEye on N64 as The Way To Do Things eight years on isn't great. Electronic Arts has had a few decent cracks with its The Lord of The Rings titles, but then it soils its own linen with unbelievably shoddy fodder such as Catwoman or the a succession of underwhelming Bond games. Activision almost nailed it with Spider-Man 2, VU Games flopped badly with Van Helsing, The Hulk and Dark Angel and yet got it right with The Chronicles Of Riddick, but for the most part publishers contents themselves with ultra-safe kid-friendly fodder that most of us could do without. So much potential, so little end product. [More]

Ubisoft's Peter Jackson's King Kong Wins Best Of GC PS2 At 2005 Games Convention

10/10/05, 12:42 pm EST - Xoanon

London, UK: August 30, 2005 – Today Ubisoft, one of the world's leading video game publishers, announced that its upcoming interactive game, Peter Jackson's King Kong was awarded the Best GC PS2 award at the Games Convention in Leipzig, Germany. The prize was selected by a panel of six leading media specialists. More than 134,000 visitors and 280 exhibitors attended the Games Convention 2005, making it the biggest game fair in Europe. Describing the game, the jury shared why they selected the game as Best of GC PS2: "Peter Jackson's King Kong shows how an intense game environment can be created when a game designer and movie director collaborate on a video game project. The action adventure game transports players inside the movie and allows them to see what's possible in a video game, in contrast to movies. The world in which King Kong lives seems so real and enthralling that players will do everything they can to survive." [More]

Ubisoft to show King Kong and Far Cry at GME

10/10/05, 12:41 pm EST - Xoanon

Next week's Games Market Europe set to have Ubisoft's King Kong and Far Cry Instincts on show. Games Market Europe takes place next week (August 31st - September 1st) and will provide members of the UK videogame industry with a chance to mingle and check out some of the games scheduled for release in the coming months. Ubisoft has confirmed that they'll be showing Peter Jackson's King Kong, Prince of Persia 3 and Far Cry Instincts, as well as videos for Ghost Recon Advanced Warfighter. We'll bring you coverage of the event late next week. [more]

King Kong stomps its way to a console near you

10/10/05, 12:40 pm EST - Xoanon

If the movie trailer for Peter Jackson's King Kong has movie-goers eagerly awaiting its end-of-year release, another type of audience has been poring over early scenes from the video game. Gaming websites are abuzz with discussion of King Kong, due for release on all formats in November, at the end of what may prove to be a record year for the industry. [More]

Ubisoft beats its chest

10/10/05, 12:40 pm EST - Xoanon

Ubisoft has snatched up the gauntlet thrown down by EA a few weeks ago, claiming that big movie licence King Kong will be the Christmas number one. Following EA’s dismissal of its Q4 rivals (MCV 29/7), Ubisoft plans to hit back with its biggest marketing spend to date to back the hotly-tipped title. “We have King Kong firmly set for Christmas number one,” marketing director Jon Rosenblatt told MCV. [More]

Game on for King Kong

10/10/05, 12:39 pm EST - Xoanon

Ubisoft has released fresh screenshots from the video game based on Peter Jackson's movie King Kong, which is due to be released in November. Closely following the plot of the movie, the computer game, Peter Jackson's King Kong is looking pretty fine as these images show: Kong taking on a Tyrannosaurus rex; while another sees him towering over the movie's heroine, Ann Darrow. [More]

Kong Game Action from Ubisoft!

10/10/05, 12:39 pm EST - Xoanon

The folks at Ubisoft have sent along some amazing gameplay footage from their version of Peter Jackson's King Kong! This looks like one sweet game! Follow the links below for 3 AVI files. And be sure to take a look at the King Kong Game Official Site!

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Kong game might be a wonder of the world

10/10/05, 12:38 pm EST - Xoanon

Marc Saltzman writes: Peter Jackson's King Kong, the eagerly anticipated motion picture remake of the 1933 classic, is also shaping up to be a monster success on the small (gaming) screen. On a recent trip to New York City, I had a chance to sit down and get my hands dirty with Peter Jackson's King Kong -- the video game -- to be published by Ubisoft on all platforms in mid-November, about a month ahead of the Hollywood blockbuster of the same name. [More]

Game Informer Magazine Talks Kong

10/10/05, 12:37 pm EST - Xoanon

Game Informer Magazine Talks Kong Kong Spy Atomicmutant sends along these amazing images from the latest issue of Game Informer Magazine. Take a look at the Ubisoft Kong in all his glory! [More]

Nintendo Magazine Talks Kong Game

10/10/05, 12:37 pm EST - Xoanon

Nintendo Magazine Talks Kong Game The latest issue of Nintendo Magazine features some amazing screenshots and article on the King Kong game. [More]

Ubisoft's King Kong Game Site Opens

10/10/05, 12:35 pm EST - Xoanon

Take a look at Ubisoft's King Kong Game site, filled with screenshots, links, registration for latest updates and more! [More]

Gamespy Previews King Kong Game!

10/10/05, 12:35 pm EST - Xoanon

Baz writes: Here is a link to the Gamespy Preview for the King Kong game on PC. So far, its looking pretty impressive, and lots of hype is starting to surround this game on a wide variety of platforms: PC, XBox, PS2, Gamecube, PSP and next Gen Consoles too. Enjoy the article! [More]

King Kong E3 2005 Hands-On

10/10/05, 12:33 pm EST - Xoanon

Sevenhelmets wrote to let us know that Gamespot has an article up about the E3 Demo of King Kong the game. [More]

Game On!

10/10/05, 12:32 pm EST - Xoanon

Game On! Roheryn writes: The latest issue of Entertainment Weekly lists the video game of Peter Jackson's King Kong as one of most highly anticipated releases! [More]

Kong Videogame Review

10/10/05, 12:31 pm EST - Xoanon

From kijas.com: This Christmas one of Hollywood's greatest creations will come back to life; not only on the silver screen but in our living rooms as well. The creative force behind King Kong is three-time Academy Award® Winner Peter Jackson, who is realizing his life-long dream of re-making the 1933 classic film. In order to develop the game, Jackson is relying on award-winning Videogame creator Michel Ancel to bring Kong to the film-based videogame. [More]

King Kong E3 Gameplay Demo Description!

10/10/05, 12:30 pm EST - Xoanon

charles writes: I watched their little video game presentation today and it was surprisingly good. Games based on films are as a rule, almost always terrifyingly awful. (and films based on games follow this trend too, not surprisingly) Well when you enter their little theatre, the guy says that it's "TOP SECRET" and he actually means it too. I've seen a few of these video game presentations before over the years and never has it been this strict. [More]

Peter Jackson's King Kong Ubisoft Press Kit

10/10/05, 12:30 pm EST - Xoanon

Peter Jackson's King Kong Upisoft Press Kit Today Ubisoft sent us the official King Kong game press kit! Take a look at all the goodies contained inside! Info about the game and AMAZING images! Take a look! [More]

More King Kong Booth at E3 Images!

10/10/05, 12:29 pm EST - Xoanon

King Kong Booth at E3 Kong Spies Sweetlips and Atomicmutant send along more images from Ubisoft's King Kong booth at E3! Take a look! [More]

King Kong Booth at E3!

10/10/05, 12:28 pm EST - Xoanon

King Kong Booth at E3 It is dark and fuzzy..however IGN has again nabbed the fist pic of Universal's King Kong booth at the E3 Gaming Convention. Built like a structure from Skull Island, the booth sports a 'Peter Jackson's KING KONG' sign incorporated into the design. Take a look! [More]

King Kong Roars Through E3

10/10/05, 12:28 pm EST - Xoanon

LOS ANGELES--(BUSINESS WIRE)--May 18, 2005--On December 14th 2005, Universal Pictures will release King Kong from three-time Academy Award® winner Peter Jackson (The Lord of the Rings trilogy). Gameloft, a leading developer and publisher of games for mobile phones, will be bringing the excitement of King Kong to mobile handsets. [More]

King Kong Game Spy Report from E3!

10/10/05, 12:28 pm EST - Xoanon

Kongspy "Sweetlips" field reports through "Atomicmutant" on the King Kong presentation at E3. This is literally minutes old, a cell phone report from the show floor. King Kong has a large booth with a video presentation inside. Security is extremely tight, so we were unable to get any video from inside the booth. Pictures of the outside should be coming later today. !!Spoilers!! [More]

More KONG Game Images!

10/10/05, 12:27 pm EST - Xoanon

Kong Video Game Images IGN.com has the first images from the King Kong video game from the recent E3 Confrence! Take a look! [More]

See the movie, play the game

10/10/05, 12:26 pm EST - Xoanon

Video game giant Ubisoft has announced that it will unveil a new game, called Peter Jackson's King Kong, at the giant Electronic Entertainment Expo in Los Angeles next week. Unlike other video games based on movies, King Kong director Peter Jackson has collaborated on the game. "We really want the game and the film to be part of the same universe," he said. [More]

Chance Thomas scores KONG for Ubisoft

10/10/05, 12:25 pm EST - Xoanon

HUGEsound composer Chance Thomas has been selected to score Peter Jackson's King Kong, the console game based on Universal Pictures' upcoming film from Academy Award™ winning director Peter Jackson. The game is being developed for XBOX, Playstation 2, Game Cube, PC and next generation console by Ubisoft Studio in Montpellier, France. [More]

Unveiling of Peter Jackson's King Kong...Game

10/10/05, 12:24 pm EST - Xoanon

SAN FRANCISCO--(BUSINESS WIRE)--May 10, 2005--Today Ubisoft and Universal Studios Consumer Products Group announced that the first preview of Peter Jackson's King Kong(TM), the video game based on Universal Pictures' December 14th release, King Kong, from three-time Academy Award® winner Peter Jackson (The Lord of the Rings trilogy), will be unveiled at Ubisoft's booth (#1300, South Hall) at the Electronic Entertainment Expo (E3) in Los Angeles. [More]

Playstation Magazine Talks Kong Game

10/10/05, 12:24 pm EST - Xoanon

Playstation Magazine Talks Kong Game Paul writes: The June 2005 issue of Playstation Magazine (PSM) reveals that Ubisoft’s Michel Ancel has been tapped to create a King Kong game. Ancel created the game 'Beyond Good and Evil'. The article goes on to say that Ubisoft has been giving unlimited access “to every creative aspect of the film” [More]

Ubisoft to Take E3 2005 by Storm

10/10/05, 12:22 pm EST - Xoanon

Today Ubisoft, one of the world's largest videogame publishers, announces its lineup of titles for the 2005 Electronic Entertainment Expo (E3), to be held May 18–20, 2005 at the Los Angeles Convention Center in Los Angeles, California. Ubisoft will showcase its titles at booth #1300 in the South Hall...Peter Jackson's King Kong [PlayStation 2, Xbox, next-generation console]: Experience the must-have game based on Universal Pictures' King Kong film from Academy Award winning director Peter Jackson. [More]

King Kong top E3 Conference Program

10/10/05, 12:20 pm EST - Xoanon

More than 150 speakers drawn from the business, creative, retail, and funding ranks are slated to appear during the annual event in Los Angeles. Each year, the top luminaries of the game industry have been featured in the conference program at the E3 game expo in Los Angeles. In years past, attendees have seen Gabe Newell present Half-Life 2, Pete Parsons helm a Halo 2 presentation, and Ray Muzyka present Jade Empire. Prince of Persia: Warrior Within and Doom 3 have also made the scene. The 2005 program--slated to run May 17 to 19--will be no exception. Of special note is the Sneak Peeks session this year, which will give those present a ringside seat as Ubisoft creative director Michel Ancel presents King Kong, based on the forthcoming Peter Jackson film... [More]

Ubisoft plans King Kong for Nintendo DS

10/10/05, 12:17 pm EST - Xoanon

Ubisoft has revealed that it plans to release Nintendo DS versions of its forthcoming King Kong and Tom Clancy's Splinter Cell: Chaos Theory titles this year - in addition to previously announced DS titles Star Wars: Revenge of the Sith, Bomberman DS, Rayman DS, Sprung and Asphalt Urban GT. The DS version of King Kong will be released this Christmas to coincide with the cinematic release of Peter Jackson's film project of the same name on 14th December. Splinter Cell: Chaos Theory will also appear later this year. [More]

Gameloft captures King Kong

10/10/05, 12:11 pm EST - Xoanon

October 26, 2004 - Mobile gaming publisher Gameloft announced today that a cellphone game based on Peter Jackson's King Kong will be available day and date with the film: December 14, 2005. The game, which take players across a variety of landscapes (the jungles of Skull Island to 1930s New York City) marks the first game based on a film franchise for Gameloft. The company will also develop other branded cellphone content based on the property. [More]

Ubisoft Announces King Kong Game

10/10/05, 12:10 pm EST - Xoanon

Electronic Arts may have locked up Lord of the Rings director Peter Jackson's last film project, but Ubisoft has the next one. The French publisher today announced that it's acquired the rights to produce games based on King Kong, Jackson's upcoming remake of the giant-gorilla classic. Ubisoft plans to have the game out on "all platforms" when the movie hits theaters December 14, 2005. Rayman creator Michel Ancel and the rest of the team responsible for Beyond Good & Evil are producing the project, in collaboration with Ubisoft's Montreal studio (Splinter Cell, Prince of Persia) and Jackson's Wingnut Films production company, so it should be a cut above an ordinary movie adaptation. [More]

Lord of the video games, too

10/10/05, 12:06 pm EST - Xoanon

Peter Jackson, already one of the world's most successful movie directors, is expected to earn even more money creating video games based on his films, The New York Times says. The paper said Jackson, who with fellow Oscar winners Fran Walsh and Philippa Boyens is being paid a record $34 million to make King Kong, worked out a deal with game maker Ubisoft and the film's backer, Universal Pictures. [More]

News for Oct. 07, 2005

Test Article

10/07/05, 11:10 am EST - Corvar

This is really cool gaming news.

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