LOS ANGELES - June 10, 2013 - Gamers won't have to wait until the afterlife to join the ranks of the R.I.P.D. (Rest In Peace Department). ATLUS and Old School Games today announced that they will partner to develop a downloadable game for Steam, Xbox LIVE Arcade and PlayStationŽNetwork based on the upcoming 3D supernatural action-adventure, R.I.P.D., in theaters July 19, 2013. The game was developed through a licensing agreement with Universal Partnerships & Licensing.
Players will take up the holsters of two lawmen dispatched to the otherworld to protect and serve the living from an increasingly destructive array of souls who refuse to move peacefully to the other side. "R.I.P.D.: The Game" will be a two-person co-op shooter releasing this summer for $9.99 on PC and PlayStation Network, and for 800 MSP on Xbox LIVE.
"Being able to create the game for the R.I.P.D. movie is a huge honor," said Matthew Karch, president, Old School Games. "Our past development experience in the action-shooter genre is a tailor-made fit to adapt this exciting film to the interactive space."
"R.I.P.D.: The Game" will feature:
Film Authenticity - Working directly with Universal, Old School received ongoing access to the movie materials so that players could experience a faithful adaptation of the unique world of R.I.P.D., including environments, enemies, weaponry, effects and humor from the film.
Partner with your Friends Online - Two-player online co-op allows wanna-be gunslingers to use teamwork as they battle their way through the game. Your enemies won't have a chance against the right team strategy.
Over the Top Action - Gunslingers will blast, impale, explode, and arrest enemies just as the heroes do in the film.
Unique In-Game Betting System - Co-op partners can put their in-game currency where their mouth is with a new feature that allows them to bet on who's a better R.I.P.D. officer. Measured by which player can capture the most enemies, who can stay standing the longest, and other action-packed challenges, the virtual betting system allows players to always keep the stakes high.
"R.I.P.D.: The Game" is rated T for Teen by the ESRB. For more information, please visit http://www.atlus.com/ripd
"R.I.P.D.: The Game" will be available as a downloadable title for PlayStationŽNetwork, Steam and Xbox LIVE Arcade.
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Jeff Bridges and Ryan Reynolds headline the 3D supernatural action-adventure R.I.P.D. as two cops dispatched by the otherworldly Rest In Peace Department to protect and serve the living from an increasingly destructive array of souls who refuse to move peacefully to the other side.
Veteran sheriff Roy Pulsipher (Bridges) has spent his career with the legendary police force known as R.I.P.D. tracking monstrous spirits who are cleverly disguised as ordinary people. His mission? To arrest and bring to justice a special brand of criminals trying to escape final judgment by hiding among the unsuspecting on Earth.
Once the wise-cracking Roy is assigned former rising-star detective Nick Walker (Reynolds) as his junior officer, the new partners have to turn grudging respect into top-notch teamwork. When they uncover a plot that could end life as we know it, two of R.I.P.D.'s finest must miraculously restore the cosmic balance...or watch the tunnel to the afterlife begin sending angry souls the very wrong way.
R.I.P.D. is directed by Robert Schwentke (Red) and produced by Neal H. Moritz (Fast & Furious series, I Am Legend), Mike Richardson (Hellboy, Hellboy II: The Golden Army) and Michael Fottrell (Fast & Furious series, Live Free or Die Hard).
About Old School Games
Old School Games is one of the world's leading independent game development studios. Based in Maplewood, New Jersey and St. Petersburg, Russia, Saber is one of the world leaders in development, multi-platform gaming technology and technical artistry.
Index Digital Media Inc.'s ATLUS brand has become known across the industry as a mark of high-quality, deeply immersive, uniquely Japanese video game experiences. With award-winning titles that reach across a variety of genres and platforms, including the Shin Megami TenseiŽ and PersonaŽ series of role-playing games, the ground-breaking action-adventure/puzzle game Catherine, and the much-celebrated RPG Demon's Souls, ATLUS is committed to offering the highest standard in interactive entertainment experiences.
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About Universal Partnerships & Licensing
UP&L oversees Universal's consumer product licensing, film and home entertainment promotions, and all corporate alliances for Universal's theatrical, home entertainment, theme parks and stage productions. This dedicated division is also responsible for monetizing the Studio's vast library of films and characters through licensing, branding and marketing opportunities. UP&L is part of NBCUniversal. NBCUniversal is one of the world's leading media and entertainment companies in the development, production and marketing of entertainment, news and information to a global audience. NBCUniversal owns and operates a valuable portfolio of news and entertainment networks, a premier motion picture company, significant television production operations, a leading television stations group and world-renowned theme parks. NBCU is owned by Comcast Corporation.