Ratings Indicate A Game Based On Guillermo del Toro's 'Pacific Rim' Is In Development


A summer blockbuster based around giant robots beating the crap out of unearthly kaiju would be a natural fit for a big budget video game tie-in, right? If the Australian rating submission for the XBLA/PSN "Pacific Rim: The Video Game" that VG247 came across is to be believed, then we just might be getting a more modest take on Guillermo del Toro's next big feature.

The rating lists Japanese "WWE" developer Yuke's as the studio responsible for the tie-in, their second robot-centric movie-to-game adaptation since 2011's "Real Steel."

Given the marketing push behind "Pacific Rim" (around an obviously large production budget), you would be surprised that the film wasn't getting a full-fledged, AAA game release. Yet studios seem to be taking another look at how they push their big franchise product these days, opting to spend a little on a modest tie-in rather than commission a major studio to churn away at a potentially rushed product to meet the release date. The lack of major game releases for "Iron Man 3," last year's "Avengers," or "Thor: The Dark World" are going to increasingly become the norm (and in the case of the Marvel movies, they're already represented by pseudo tie-ins like "LEGO Marvel Super Heroes" which do the job of getting the title out there while not having to meet the release date crunch).

Watch Guillermo del Toro's 'Pacific Rim' Trailer Commentary

[Source: Gamespot]

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