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News for Nov. 08, 2005

kingkonggame.com Updates!

11/08/05, 3:18 pm EST - Xoanon

www.kingkonggame.com the Official Website for Ubisoft's King Kong game has updated with a ton of new swanky content, downloads, news and more! Take a look! [More]

News for Nov. 07, 2005

Peter Jackson's King Kong Preview

11/07/05, 2:10 pm EST - Xoanon

There is a lot of hype surrounding the new King Kong game for the Xbox 360 game console. Apparently Peter Jackson himself (director of Lord of the Rings trilogy) is playing a major role not only in the new movie but in the game itself, and a lot of people are excited about the chance to play as King Kong. Well the GamingExcellence team got a chance to cut through the hype and get some first impressions of this highly anticipated game at X’05 Canada. The look and feel of the King Kong game blew people away and definitely made it one of the gems of the show. [More]

News for Oct. 27, 2005

Ubisoft Announces Peter Jackson's King Kong: The Official Game of the Movie Has Gone Gold

10/27/05, 7:46 pm EST - Xoanon

SAN FRANCISCO--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Oct. 27, 2005--Today Ubisoft announced that Peter Jackson's King Kong: The Official Game of the Movie, based on Universal Pictures' December 14 release, King Kong, from three-time Academy Award® winner Peter Jackson (The Lord of the Rings trilogy), has officially gone "Gold" on the PlayStation®2 computer entertainment system, Xbox® video game and entertainment system from Microsoft, Nintendo GameCube(TM) system and Windows® PC. The title will launch in North America November 22 at the manufacturer's suggested retail price of $49.99 and is rated "T" for Teen. [More]

News for Oct. 26, 2005

Ubisoft Presentation in NYC: Ubisoft and the Art of Games

10/26/05, 2:02 pm EST - Xoanon

Grace writes: I couldn't find a mention of this on TORN, so I thought I'd mention the launch of the King Kong game and Ubisoft presentation at the Film Society of Lincoln Center. Global video game company Ubisoft publishes some of the game industry's smartest and most successful games, including Myst, Prince of Persia, Beyond Good and Evil, Far Cry, And 1 Streetball, Brothers in Arms, and the blockbuster Tom Clancy troika: Splinter Cell, Ghost Recon, and Rainbow Six. Upcoming releases include Peter Jackson's King Kong: The Official Game of the Movie, inspired by Universal Pictures December 14th release of King Kong. [More]

King Kong Game Cube and GameBoy Hands-On

10/26/05, 1:43 pm EST - Xoanon

From: kotaku.com: What can I say? King Kong for the GameCube is spectacular. The game features some amazing graphics, the kind that you actually stop in mid-game to walk around and marvel at…giant scorpions be damned, and voice work by what sounds like the original actors. But most importantly it’s one of those genre-shifting titles that manage to blend the best of all types, creating more an experience than a game. [More]

News for Oct. 25, 2005

Spike TV Sets Awards Show Noms

10/25/05, 9:33 pm EST - Xoanon

From gamespot.com: Spike TV's Video Game Awards show is returning this year, and it's bringing some actors, rappers, and rockers with it. The 2005 edition of the awards show will take place Friday, November 18 in Los Angeles. The show praises the best in the business, as voted on by industry vets, and is accompanied by celebrities and musicians. As for the games, Ubisoft's not-yet-released Peter Jackson's King Kong thumped its chest by leading all nominees with seven nods, including Best Action Game, Best Graphics, Best Designer (Michel Ancel), Best Cast, Best Performance by a Human - Female (Naomi Watts), Best Performance by a Human - Male (Jack Black), Best Game Based on a Movie. [More]

News for Oct. 20, 2005

PC PowerPlay looks at the Kong Game

10/20/05, 7:26 pm EST - Xoanon

PC PowerPlay looks at the Kong game Gandalf writes: The October edition of PC PowerPlay Magazine features this article on the King Kong Game. Some new images in this article and some very positive comments about the game, well worth a look. "PCPP sent Alexander James Burke and Timothy C. Best into the jungles of Skull Island, on the trail of a creature simply known as Peter Jackson's King Kong. They never returned, but some half-chewed film reels made it out and, strangely, they contained this report." [More]

Michel Ancel Audio Interview

10/20/05, 5:18 pm EST - Xoanon

Those Ladies in Gaming, the Fragdolls managed to corner 'King Kong' game creator Michel Ancel recently and got him to talk King Kong! Take a listen to the audio interview. (MP3 Streaming) [More]

News for Oct. 19, 2005

Play Kong...Win a Trip To Wellington!

10/19/05, 5:37 pm EST - Xoanon

The awesome folks at Ubisoft are about to launch a contest to get your knees shaking, your heart a-pumping and your mouth drooling! Pick up 'Peter Jackson's King Kong: The Official Game of the Movie' and you could win an all expense paid trip to Wellington to visit WETA WORKSHOP!! That's right! You heard it here first folks! Swing on over to kingkonggame.com for full contest rules and details.

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Peter Jackson Interview

10/19/05, 11:38 am EST - Xoanon

Dana Jongewaard from 1up.com writes: Lord of the Rings director Peter Jackson recently took time from his busy schedule to answer a few questions on his latest cinematic opus, King Kong. And, of course, to talk about Ubisoft's upcoming video game version, which has all the earmarks of being one of those rare and wonderful games based on a movie that stands on its own merits. [More]

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