The Open World Hollywood Wii Game That Never Was

the-next-big-thingWhen Pandemic's Australian studio closed down earlier this year, two projects got canned: their Batman game and a mysterious Wii project. Here's an internal trailer for that Wii title, codenamed "The Next Big Thing".

Back in January, while researching what happened to Pandemic's ill-fated Batman game based on The Dark Knight, we heard about something called "The Next Big Thing". Our sources told us it was an ambitious open world game for the Wii. They said it was "impressive".

Australian Gamer has dug up a trailer for this "Next Big Thing", an open world game where your Mii transforms into a Hollywood celebrity/stuntman. It looks like there's a lot of customisation of both your character and also the world as your stardom grows. It also appears to be some sort of strange open world mini-game collection hybrid going under the working title of "No Limits Racing". And features a guest appearance by none other than Mr. T.

It's also, sadly, unlikely to ever be released.

Do you think it looks "impressive"?

Pandemic's Next Big Thing [Australian Gamer]


    Yes, that does indeed look impressive, and fun. If only because it had tits on a billboard.

    Anyone else think this looks great. Should be picked up by another studio

    This game showed a lot of promise and potential, a true shame that it won't see the light of day and that it didn't get picked up as a part of "New co"

    A bit depressing really

    Pandemic Brisbane shopped around for publisher support after they were cut loose from the Pandemic/EA family. Sadly noone was willing to pick it up. It's a shame it looks like a really awesome game, felt like that playing it too and the development team was superb as well. All we can hope is that it's not dead, it's just gone to bed.

    Oh, my god. This would be the game to revalutionise the wii.

    I don't buy too many games for my Wii, but if that one was ever released, I'd have to pick it up. It's kinda sad to see this happen to it though...

    This is awesome! Sucks that Pandemic Aus closed down. I reckon it would become big.

    That actually likes a pretty sweet game, and it has something to offer both the casual and core game markets.

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