The characters from the movie based off of Mark Millar's comic book Kick-Ass completely kick arse in this trailer for WHA Entertainment's video game adaptation for the iPhone and PlayStation Network, and somehow that doesn't seem right.
Then again I've read the comic book series several times over, and I haven't seen the film yet, so I don't know what changes have been made bringing the work to the big screen. The comic book version of Kick-Ass wouldn't be found dead in an isometric beat-em up game. Or hell, he might be found dead in one.
The opening cinematic in the trailer gets it right, I suppose. Kick-Ass spends most of the initial comic book run getting himself kicked, punched, stabbed, and run over by cars, so seeing him in an alley getting the crap kicked out of him works just fine. Breezing through hordes of enemies with Hit Girl at his side? Not so much.
"We are excited to show off some of the gameplay that players will find in Kick-Ass through these new assets," said Howard Horowitz, Founder and CEO of WHA Entertainment, Inc. "Kick-Ass promises to deliver non-stop superhero action to gamers, and we can't wait for players to be able to get their hands on the game next month!"
The full release will coincide with the April 16 release of the feature film, and will see one to three players taking on the roles of Kick-Ass, Big Daddy, and Hit Girl. Why no Red Mist? Go read the comics.