The Boondock Saints To Continue Their Quest From Consoles

The Boondock Saints missed its mark with critics, but the 1999 film was, and remains, a cult favourite. The tale of style, crime, vigilantism, words you can't say on television, and blood will soon be adapted into a multi-platform game.

G4 spoke with Matt Scibilia, president and CEO of developer Critical Mass Interactive. In that interview, Scibilia confirmed news of the upcoming addition to the Boondock Saints franchise, describing it as "a full-on co-op shooter" for PC, Xbox 360 and potentially PS3.

Scibilia remained vague about details, saying that the game is in too early a stage of development to discuss some elements, but indicated that either a full retail release or an episodic, downloadable form are possible. Further, Scibilia indicated that the goal is not just to throw player control into the film-that-is, but rather to add to the existing world of the story. G4 quotes him saying, "We don't want to do a crap-ass franchise game. We're staying true to the content. We're looking to expand the story, not just retell the franchise," as well as clarifying, "The Boondock Saints characters are so strong -- the banter, the relationships between Rocco and the brothers, the Catholicism, that will all be featured in the game."

While there is already a mobile game featuring the film's characters, this upcoming project will be the first time The Boondock Saints have appeared on major gaming consoles.

Critical Mass Interactive is planning to demonstrate the game to press PAX East in April, and are planning a wider reveal at this summer's E3.

Boondock Saints Game A Co-Op Shooter [G4TV.com]


Comments

    God I hope this isn't true. This is one of my favorite movies, and should be left well alone. They already stained it with the god-awful Boondock Saints II. Just, no.

      Totally agree with everything you said. Dam it was a great movie

      There already planning a 3rd.

      And their is the comics :D

      Games is the only step left

      Loved part 1 in all its B grade awfulness, brilliant movie. Even liked part 2 in its direct to video nastiness. Found a lot of fun in it. It was not great, that's for sure, but it had a lot of good moments and it was definitely one of the better dtdvd movies out there.

      Part 3 is on the books according to the boys behind 2, and I enjoy seeing Reedus week to week on The Walking Dead. I look forward to the game as long as its not a half assed effort :) Love the whole catholicism angle behind it, makes it so hokey but so funny. Bring it on!

        I agree with seeing Reedus on TWD, not to mention his character is quite likeable.

        Interesting Reedus trivia - I watched Boondock Saints II and noticed Reedus looked much different - not just older, but different - something about his face. He had a car accident in 2005 and was launched out of the car and had to undergo surgery on the left side of his face. He has a titanium eye socket from it.

    Yes, the movie is amazing, and yes this will probably be terrible.

    But what if it wasn't terrible?

      If it isn't terrible I'll be very happy.

      Unfortunately, history has taught me naught but suspicion when it comes to movie video game franchises. I will try and remain objective!

        You are right to be suspicious, and I am too, but I am allowing myself a sliver of a dream that they don't fark it up.

    Hell yeah! A franchise as awesome as the Boondock Saints turned to video game? It's worth a shot!

      Someone shoot the misguided individual.

    So long as the tourettes bartender is in it:
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=982OrQPCnec

    This is likely a bad idea.

    This "studio" is a joke and will make a terrible product. Hopefully developers and the BDS franchise will not sign on or continue with them and waste the next couple of years of their lives.

    Critical Mass Interactive is not a real game company, is it really an very poorly run art contracting shop with almost no work being done in programming, run by one lone untalented former artist "CEO" Matt Scibilia. It's also been sued in the past for copyright infringement (Mashed Studios). Hopefully the Boondocks Saint crew will see the light and find a decent developer.

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