Reminding us that the movie based on Mark Millar's award-winning comic book Kick-Ass has hit cinemas is one of the few good things to come from this trailer for the PlayStation Network video game.
I'm not generally one to judge a book by its cover, but the trailer for WHA Entertainment's movie tie-in doesn't give me faith that this is going to be a quality video game product. The characters look blocky, the animation jittery, and the special effects are all over the map. For example, Big Daddy stabs a guy through the chest, and there's no blood? That can't be right.
Still, developer WHA Entertainment seems pleased with what it's accomplished.
"We are excited to provide players a closer look at the gameplay and characters involved in Kick-Ass," said Howard Horowitz, Founder and CEO of WHA Entertainment, Inc. "Kick-Ass is set to deliver non-stop superhero action to gamers, and what could be more fun than getting to play as one of the three super heroes based on the super characters featured in the movie?"
I don't know, swing dancing? Sledding down a hill of freshly fallen snow? Was that a rhetorical question?
Kick-Ass the movie hit cinemas in Australia last Thursday. Kick-Ass the game hits the PlayStation Network on April 29 for $US14.99.