The Saw video game, after being left to rust in some murderers basement because Brash Entertainment tanked thanks to amazing games such as Jumper; Konami decided to step to the plate and picked up the Saw game.
As stated on Variety, the game is still looking at a release date in the fall alongside the release of the 6th Saw film in theaters. Lionsgate had been given the rights to the game after Brash crapped out, and has worked out a deal with Konami. Which is smart on Lionsgate’s part because of the history Konami has with Silent Hill, and even Castlevania, and there is a good chance this Saw game could have some real potential. And maybe they will release some more information about the damn game. READ MORE
While we are still awaiting a new distributor for the SAW video game (after Brash lost all of its investment money and went out of business), we’ve got a little juicy morsel of new Intel for you to chew on. According to our sources close to the game, both Dr. Lawrence Gordon and Detective David Tapp are going to be making important appearances.
In James Wan and Leigh Whannell’s SAW (2004), Dr. Gordon was played by Cary Elwes (who was in one of my favorite movies of all time The Princess Bride) and Detective Tapp who was played by Danny Glover. Back in August of 2005 Elwes sued the producers of SAW, which we’re told finally has been resolved. Maybe we’ll be seeing him in SAW VI as well?
I’m hoping sometime in the near future they start showing some screens and game play videos so we can see what this game is all about. Info is pretty tight, but with the games release supposed to be alongside the release of SAW VI, you would hope soon they will release some media. READ MORE
Bloody-Disgusting learned that with the demise of Brash Entertainment, the planned SAW video game is now out looking for a new home. Sources tell us the game was nearing completion and that voice over work was already being done. Hopefully this means a new publishing home will be easy to come by. Ghostbusters went through similar problems this summer when the video game was dropped along with several others by Activision. But Ghostbusters was thankfully very quickly picked up by Atari.
Brash Entertainment the developers of the Saw video game, are shutting down. Word is they have had a few major released that became major flops. But I mean, with games like Jumper and Space Chimps, how could they have gone wrong (sarcasm). The co-founder Thomas Tull left, and 400 million dollars worth of investors left, which left Brash in the poor house. Looks like the Saw game, and the few other brash had in the works are going to be in purgatory just like the Ghostbusters game was. Thanks to True Enemy for the tip. READ MORE
So I got a chance to throw a few questions by Saw The Video Game Producer and Saw freak David Cohen! Check them out! And don’t forget to go see Saw V out in theaters now!
“The SAW video game is set to release in October 2009, in conjunction with the next installment of the film series. SAW the video game will give fans of Jigsaw a reason to live. Collaborating closely with LionsGate and Twisted pictures, the video game will have its own unique storyline, taking place between SAW I and SAW II and focusing on questions left unanswered within the first film, while bridging the gap between the first and second films. In an effort to stay true to the SAW Universe, Brash is working closely with the SAW creators, Leigh Whannell and James Wan, ensuring the game pulls no punches, and delivers the horrifying suspense and disbelief that has floored fans worldwide. The SAW video game is currently in development for next-gen platforms, PS3 and Xbox 360, and will be built using the Unreal 3 game engine.” READ MORE
In case you don’t know who James Wan is, he had a lot to do with the creation of the Saw movies. Writer, Director, Producer, he has had his hands all over the Saw franchise. Well in his latest Blog post, which you can check out HERE, he has been consulting on the Saw video game! He says they aren’t too up on video games, so they are writing it like a movie, which could make it quite interesting compared to other horror games. We’ll keep you updated when any other Saw game info floats up to the surface. READ MORE
With a dead body laying between them, two men (Whannell and Elwes) wake up in the secure lair of a serial killer who’s been nicknamed “Jigsaw” by the police because of his unusual calling card.