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Joe Danger's Back In "Joe Danger: The Movie"


Joe Danger’s back, and this time he’s making a movie. You’ll remember the PSN smash hit, right? Well, Hello Games have been hard at work on something new for the last year, and they’re finally ready to tell everyone about it.  Well, kinda.

“The working title is ‘Joe Danger: The Movie’,” says the studio’s Sean Murray. “It’s kind of a sequel to Joe Danger, but it’s also something entirely new. I guess I would say that the entire gameplay experience of Joe Danger on PSN, would be just one short scene in this ‘film’.”

“If you liked Joe Danger, then I think it’s going to rock your world,” he continued. “Even if you didn’t like it though, this is different enough that we might just win you over. That’s the idea, but like I say who knows, no one but us has seen it yet.”

The idea came about when they were helping the team’s resident film nut move house. They found VHS films of classic 80’s movies – Robocop, Short Circuit, etc – and ended up just watching them all, and coming up with game ideas from them. The new game starts with Joe Danger being discovered by a Hollywood Director – you can see where this is going.

“It’s really just an excuse for us to take every film you’ve ever loved as a kid,” says Murray, “cut them together into some crazy montage, and basically that’s the script for our game.”

Hello Games aren’t talking platforms yet, but want the “most people possible to play our games”.  Their previous title was PS3 only, and was rather impressive.  “It’s good, really good,” we said when we reviewed Joe Danger. “Hello Games might only be four strong but their first game has production values and a sense of purpose many retail PS3 games can only dream of.”

“It’s a focused, concentrated game, apparently clear of feature-creep and publisher intervention,” went our review, “and manages to tick all the right boxes – don’t miss this one: seriously, it’s fantastic.”

If you’re going to Gamescom, keep an eye out for this semi-sequel – first screens are expected next week.

  1. HoboCastro
    Since: Mar 2010

    Sounds great, I need to finish the first mind you. I think it went stale me due to lacking the very thing this new one will have, a flowing story.

    Comment posted on 12/08/2011 at 15:04.
  2. nemesisND1derboy
    Since: Apr 2010


    Comment posted on 12/08/2011 at 15:04.
  3. X201
    Since: May 2009

    Would be better with monkeys.

    I like monkeys ;)

    Comment posted on 12/08/2011 at 15:07.
  4. tonyyeb
    Since: Aug 2010

    Joe Danger was epic. I hope this can be epicer! (That last word was for Teflon)

    Comment posted on 12/08/2011 at 15:08.
  5. nofi
    One for all.
    Since: Forever

    Looks like Sean sent the same email to Eurogamer, too. =)

    Comment posted on 12/08/2011 at 15:10.
  6. Tuffcub
    On the naughty step.
    Since: Dec 2008

    The cupcake is very important

    Comment posted on 12/08/2011 at 15:19.
  7. philbert8
    The Frankie Boyle Of TSA
    Since: Sep 2010

    The ultimate “just one more go” game returns, hurray!

    Comment posted on 12/08/2011 at 15:27.
    • yogdog
      Since: Feb 2010

      Nah, that’s Civilisation 4!

      Comment posted on 12/08/2011 at 15:30.
  8. Kovacs
    Since: Dec 2009

    Joe Danger in an Indiana Jones fedora is full of win.

    Comment posted on 12/08/2011 at 15:29.
  9. Dange
    Since: Jan 2011

    Ace cakes. To me Joe Danger is the absolute best score chasing game ever. It has so much hidden depth. I get the feeling lots of people played it but few really GOT it. My top score on the first level is currently over 2 billion. Anyways, good news about the sequel, will be picking this up for sure. Any word on release date?

    Comment posted on 12/08/2011 at 16:00.
    • Kronik76
      Since: Jun 2009

      I agree, I loved it! Played it for hours and hours. Had a look at the global leaderboards the other day and was surprised to see I’m still in the top 50 on a lot of the levels! Go me! *smug*

      Comment posted on 12/08/2011 at 18:52.
      • Dange
        Since: Jan 2011

        Nice work Kronik76. Will add you and compare scores if thats ok. Iv managed to get a top 20 score (17th) I think. (after months of practice that is) and not settling for less that a top 10 worldwide lol :)

        Comment posted on 13/08/2011 at 17:27.
      • Kronik76
        Since: Jun 2009

        Yeah, cool! My PSN ID is Kronik76 :-)

        Comment posted on 14/08/2011 at 12:59.
  10. citizeninsane45
    Would happily punch a priest free of charge.
    Since: Oct 2008

    Sounds good. I can’t see this being anything other than awesome!

    Comment posted on 12/08/2011 at 16:14.