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MTV Networks may have shuttered its MTV Games division and sold off Harmonix in the last year, but it's not giving up on video games. Today the company announced a new video game label called 345 Games. The unit will be making games based on properties owned by MTV Networks Entertainment Group and its parent company Viacom.The first games scheduled for release will be based on Comedy Central's Ugly Americans animated show and Spike TV's Deadliest Warrior. The games, Deadliest Warrior: Legends and Ugly Americans: Apocalypsegeddon, will be released in mid-July and August, respectively.Deadliest Warrior: Legends will build on the foundation of the already released Deadliest Warrior: The Game (available now on XBLA and PSN) and feature a bevy of the most storied warriors in history as well as new weapons, arenas, and campaign modes. It will sell for $10 on XBLA and PSN.Ugly Americans: Apocalypsegeddon is a side-scrolling shooter in which players help stave off the end of the world by, you guessed it, shooting lots of stuff. As its a Comedy Central property, the real hook here will likely be the humorous script penned by the show's writers and voiceovers done by the show's actual voice actors. It will also retail for $10 on XBLA and PSN.
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Just in the nick of time. I was just about to buy a Wii to get my shovelware fix.
I smell another set of failures...when will they learn that movie/show based games almost always fail. -_-
I believe you meant "Humor-esque".
They gave up Harmonix for this? Weak, MTV, very weak.
I guess Deadliest Warrior could be good if they improved on the first one? Not a whole lot of hope for either of these though. Although, to be honest, even if they were amazing, I wouldn't buy them. Not my cup of tea. Well, maybe DW. But it would have to be Game of the Year or something. Which I don't see happening in a $10 DLG. It's possible though. Right?
Yes Ugly Americans is awesome and a new deadliest warrior sounds pretty cool to loved the orginal
I could take or leave Ugly Americans in the beginning, and then it went downhill from there. I can't really see a game based on it being good even with the humor (Look at Harvey Birdman). Deadliest Warrior seems to have more potential but either way I think I'll be skipping these.
I hope that, someday, this label will result in publishing funny, original games. Instead of weak tie-ins to tv shows. Wouldn't it be great if this label were to publish the next Neverhood, Grim Fandango or Brutal Legend? Not NEARLY enough games are genuinely funny. If Comedy Central has anything to do with gaming, I would hope they would bring some funny games to the table, y'know?
Lowest common denominator. Gonna call it
I like Ugly Americans but I dont know if I have the wherewithal to play a shooter based on it.
I love watching Deadliest Warrior but the first game was just $10 wasted and 3 hours of my life I'll never see again so I'm not very excited about the sequel.
for a second, i thought 345 games were going to be made... jesus thats scary!
I'll pass. $10 is alot for a fighting game like Deadliest Warrior unless its significantly better than the first game. The show is great though ^^
At first, I thought this headline was telling me that someone was developing 345 different games based on Comedy Central and Spike TV properties. I was a little scared.
Also...an Ugly Americans game? Really?
I love Ugly Americans but how is it going to work as a game like what are going to do in a UA game
I would expect a few chortles out of this!
Probably not going to be worth $10.