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November 19, 2005 - December 08, 2005

News for Dec. 08, 2005

Peter Jackson's King Kong Game Music Interview

12/08/05, 4:05 pm EST - Xoanon

December 08, 2005 - Available on all major platforms, Peter Jackson's King Kong is the official game of the noted filmmaker's latest opus. Carl Denham is a movie director looking for some way to revive his flagging career. He believes such an opportunity exists on Skull Island, a remote place where prehistoric creatures have managed to avoid extinction. Its tropical jungles are also home to the titular primate, an immensely powerful beast standing over 25 feet tall. A playwright by vocation, Jack Driscoll has been hired as the scriptwriter on the project, in which Ann Darrow, an actress struggling to make good in Depression-era New York, has the leading lady role. Her kidnapping by natives who intend to offer her up as a sacrifice to the great ape sets in motion a gripping chain of events that will ultimately culminate in the American metropolis. [More]

News for Dec. 01, 2005

Wired: King Kong Game Gets Five Bananas

12/01/05, 8:18 am EST - Xoanon

Movie games aren't supposed to be this good. As my onscreen alter ego runs through a dense jungle, my real-life heart pounds. A great, shrieking dinosaur pops out of the brush as I realize that I ran out of ammo long ago. I dive for a pile of bones lying on the ground, pick one up and javelin-toss it into the beast's throat. How the hell is next month's King Kong movie going to compete with this? To create Peter Jackson's King Kong: The Official Game of the Movie, the celebrated director teamed with talented game designer Michel Ancel, whose Beyond Good & Evil won critical acclaim for its cinematic presentation. Kong is an even better game than Ancel's last. [More]

News for Nov. 27, 2005

PSM Magazine Talks King Kong Game

11/27/05, 10:53 am EST - Xoanon

PSM Magazine Talks King Kong Game Masood writes: I just wanted to let you know that the latest issue of PSM Magazine (Issue #105, Holiday 2005) will be featuring King Kong the game. Here is the front page picture. [More]

News for Nov. 23, 2005

Game Review on Gamespot

11/23/05, 1:28 pm EST - Xoanon

The first-person action adventure/third-person gorilla beat-'em-up combo genre has been born in Peter Jackson's King Kong: The Official Game of the Movie. As the long-winded title suggests, this is the game based on the upcoming retelling of the 1933 film by the Academy Award-winning director of the Lord of the Rings trilogy. King Kong feels more like a stand-alone product than a handy cash-in for the license, however. This game blends the aforementioned first-person action sequences with its third-person (or should it be third-gorilla?) components remarkably well, as you traverse the perils of Skull Island as both screenwriter Jack Driscoll and the 800-pound gorilla himself, King Kong. [More]

News for Nov. 22, 2005

IGN: King Kong Takes A Chance

11/22/05, 2:33 pm EST - Xoanon

IGN Music interviews King Kong game composer as it's cover story today: November 21, 2005 - Chance Thomas is no stranger to the world of videogame composition. As early as 1996 his musical scores were accompanying the digitized images of games such as The Realm. Over the course of the past nine years Thomas has leant his sonic talents to a variety of videogame projects ranging from SWAT II to Quest For Glory V: Dragon Fire, Bunny Luv, The Haunted Mansion, Unreal II, Earth And Beyond, and Vivendi/Universal's games based on the books of J.R.R. Tolkein including Lord of The Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring, The Lord of The Rings: The Two Towers, The Lord of The Rings: War of the Ring, and The Hobbit. [More]

Ubisoft's King Kong Game Released!

11/22/05, 2:00 pm EST - Xoanon

Ubisoft's 'Peter Jackson's King Kong: The Official Game of the Movie' is now out on all platforms across North America! From Amazon: Live the epic action of Peter Jackson's movie King Kong. Play as Jack or Kong in unique, dual-style gameplay. Play in first-person Survival mode as Jack Driscoll: shoot, evade, fight using Skull Island's hostile environment to your advantage. Launch your destructive power as the iconic ape-monster Kong in third person, from the savage perils of Skull Island to the skyscrapers of New York.

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News for Nov. 21, 2005

Kong Game Due Tuesday

11/21/05, 1:11 pm EST - Xoanon

Ubisoft will release Peter Jackson's King Kong: The Official Game of the Movie on Nov. 22, three weeks before the Universal Pictures movie opens and the same day Microsoft releases its new Xbox 360, according to The Hollywood Reporter. Jackson, who directs the remake of the classic 1933 SF movie King Kong, and his WETA special-effects house in New Zealand had a hand in the game's creation. Stars Naomi Watts, Jack Black, Adrien Brody and Colin Hanks and other cast members provided voices and likenesses for the game, the trade paper reported. [More]

News for Nov. 19, 2005

Spike TV Awards Results

11/19/05, 10:43 am EST - Xoanon

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Capcom's "Resident Evil 4," "Peter Jackson's King Kong: The Official Game of the Movie" from Ubisoft and Oscar-winning actor Charlize Theron were among the winners at the 3rd Spike TV Video Game Awards held in Los Angeles on Friday.

Ubisoft won the following awards:

Best Game Based on a Movie
Best Performance by a Human - Male: Jack Black


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