Remember that Kick-Ass video game that came out with the movie back in April? There's a "new and improved" version coming out next week that makes that one look like a beta version. Isn't the digital age grand?
It's a sign of these digital times. Nearly seven months since WHA Entertainment introduced the Kick-Ass video game on the PlayStation Network, the company is releasing Kick-Ass New and Improved. Do out on November 9, this updated version of the game incorporates AI balancing and sound and trophy improvements into the game, along with a revamped Red Mist boss fight.
It's fixing what the developers felt went wrong, seven months after the fact.
The updated version also features a new level, Frank's Night Club, with some new enemies to fight, so it's not all about fixes, but when they call the game Kick-Ass New and Improved, one has to wonder why it wasn't this good in the first place.
It's the same feeling I get when I'm shopping and see "New Improved Taste" on packages of snack chips. Isn't that a way of admitting the taste wasn't good enough in the first place?
"We are committed to continually updating and improving the game," said Howard Horowitz, founder and CEO of WHA Entertainment. "The great thing about today's digital entertainment platforms is the ability for developers to go back and update content for consumers who previously purchased the game as well as new players."
Players who previously purchased the game will get New and Improved as a free update. The game goes on sale November 9 for $US9.99.