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LOS ANGELES - June 10, 2013 - Gamers won't have to wait until
the afterlife to join the ranks of the R.I.P.D. (Rest In Peace
Department). ATLUS and Old School Games today announced that they
will partner to develop a downloadable game for Steam, Xbox LIVE
Arcade and PlayStation®Network based on the upcoming 3D
R.I.P.D., in theaters July 19, 2013. The game was
developed through a licensing agreement with Universal Partnerships
Players will take up the holsters of two lawmen dispatched to
the otherworld to protect and serve the living from an increasingly
destructive array of souls who refuse to move peacefully to the
other side. "
R.I.P.D.: The Game" will be a two-person co-op shooter
releasing this summer for $9.99 on PC and PlayStation Network, and
for 800 MSP on Xbox LIVE.
"Being able to create the game for the
R.I.P.D. movie is a huge honor," said Matthew Karch,
president, Old School Games. "Our past development experience in
the action-shooter genre is a tailor-made fit to adapt this
exciting film to the interactive space."
R.I.P.D.: The Game" will feature:
Film Authenticity - Working directly with
Universal, Old School received ongoing access to the movie
materials so that players could experience a faithful adaptation of
the unique world of R.I.P.D., including environments, enemies,
weaponry, effects and humor from the film.
Partner with your Friends Online - Two-player
online co-op allows wanna-be gunslingers to use teamwork as they
battle their way through the game. Your enemies won't have a chance
against the right team strategy.
Over the Top Action - Gunslingers will blast,
impale, explode, and arrest enemies just as the heroes do in the
Unique In-Game Betting System - Co-op partners can
put their in-game currency where their mouth is with a new feature
that allows them to bet on who's a better R.I.P.D. officer.
Measured by which player can capture the most enemies, who can stay
standing the longest, and other action-packed challenges, the
virtual betting system allows players to always keep the stakes
R.I.P.D.: The Game" is rated T for Teen by the ESRB. For
more information, please visit
R.I.P.D.: The Game" will be available as a downloadable
title for PlayStation®Network, Steam and Xbox LIVE
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Jeff Bridges and Ryan Reynolds headline the 3D supernatural
action-adventure R.I.P.D. as two cops dispatched by the
otherworldly Rest In Peace Department to protect and serve the
living from an increasingly destructive array of souls who refuse
to move peacefully to the other side.
Veteran sheriff Roy Pulsipher (Bridges) has spent his career
with the legendary police force known as R.I.P.D. tracking
monstrous spirits who are cleverly disguised as ordinary people.
His mission? To arrest and bring to justice a special brand
of criminals trying to escape final judgment by hiding among the
unsuspecting on Earth.
Once the wise-cracking Roy is assigned former rising-star
detective Nick Walker (Reynolds) as his junior officer, the new
partners have to turn grudging respect into top-notch teamwork.
When they uncover a plot that could end life as we know it, two of
R.I.P.D.'s finest must miraculously restore the cosmic balance...or
watch the tunnel to the afterlife begin sending angry souls the
very wrong way.
R.I.P.D. is directed by Robert Schwentke (Red) and produced by
Neal H. Moritz (Fast & Furious series, I Am Legend), Mike
Richardson (Hellboy, Hellboy II: The Golden Army) and Michael
Fottrell (Fast & Furious series, Live Free or Die Hard).
About Old School Games
Old School Games is one of the world's leading independent game
development studios. Based in Maplewood, New Jersey and St.
Petersburg, Russia, Saber is one of the world leaders in
development, multi-platform gaming technology and technical
Index Digital Media Inc.'s ATLUS brand has become known across
the industry as a mark of high-quality, deeply immersive, uniquely
Japanese video game experiences. With award-winning titles that
reach across a variety of genres and platforms, including the Shin
Megami Tensei® and Persona® series of role-playing games,
the ground-breaking action-adventure/puzzle game Catherine™,
and the much-celebrated RPG Demon's Souls™, ATLUS is
committed to offering the highest standard in interactive
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subsidiary Index Digital Media, Inc.
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About Universal Partnerships & Licensing
UP&L oversees Universal's consumer product licensing, film
and home entertainment promotions, and all corporate alliances for
Universal's theatrical, home entertainment, theme parks and stage
productions. This dedicated division is also responsible for
monetizing the Studio's vast library of films and characters
through licensing, branding and marketing opportunities. UP&L
is part of NBCUniversal. NBCUniversal is one of the world's leading
media and entertainment companies in the development, production
and marketing of entertainment, news and information to a global
audience. NBCUniversal owns and operates a valuable portfolio of
news and entertainment networks, a premier motion picture company,
significant television production operations, a leading television
stations group and world-renowned theme parks. NBCU is owned by
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