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‘Apocalypse Now’ Game In Development?

by Dan Ryckert on Apr 12, 2010 at 08:38 AM



Secrets are tough to keep these days, which is something that Killspace Entertainment is keenly aware of today. The studio, which comprises various Pandemic Studios, Red 5 and EALA veterans, was revealed after a bit of sleuthing from Web site Superannuation. In addition to having its existence unceremoniously announced by a third party, it seems as though the identity of at least one of Killspace’s projects was blown, too.

According to Joystiq, two domain names were registered by Killspace, including ApocalypseNowGame.com. Uh oh. Killspace’s agency, Digital Development Management says that of the two games the company is working on, one is a licensed IP. It seems likely that Francis Ford Coppola’s Vietnam epic “Apocalypse Now” is that game.

While basing a game on such a well-known and respected film seems a bit odd, it won’t be the first time that a classic story gets a faithful and mature adaptation. Remember Dante’s Inferno? Never mind.

Expect to see an official announcement in the near future as the various companies involved scramble to get the leaked info back on message. We’ll keep you posted.