Some of you will have seen the closeup interview we featured the other week. The premise for this interview was that New Zealand Developer Sidhe Interactive is in the process of developing what may be the biggest selling game they have developed thus far, Jackass.
Apparently this game featured at E3 recently and according to IGN was pretty cool.
When you hear them describe the gameplay you get an idea of why Sidhe may have been chosen. Sounds quite a bit like their successful PSP game, gripshift:
Developer Sidhe and publisher Red Mile have conceived Jackass: The Game as a series of 40 stunt minigames, many of which are directly based on the show and film. Inside each stunt are sub-objectives, unlockables, and other gameplay features to keep you going, and many of the stunt types are playable in multiplayer (up to two on console, as many as four on portable.) 10 Jackasses are here in the game, including mooks like Jonny Knoxville, Steve-O, Bam, and even Weeman (who has his own special set of mini-games — one we saw was Whac-A-Weeman, where the little fellow stuck his head out of holes in a garbage can and you tried to beat at him with a stick.) The director of the Jackass series is also collaborating on the stunt design, making sure that it’s the right kind of moronicness.
I’ll be keeping a keen eye on developments with this game, but when it comes to it, it’s probably not my sort of game. I try not to watch the show. Why would you put a jellyfish on your face?