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Is a Pacific Rim game on the way?

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If you happened to follow our sister site TheMovies.co.za (obligatory and shameless promotion, ho!), you’d know that there happens to be one film that we’re dying to see this year. That film, is Pacific Rim. It is essentially, an anime movie that finds humanity fighting an invasion of gigantic alien creatures with the best weapon of all: Equally massive robot death machines that happen to weigh 2500 tonnes of awesome. This is the kind of premise that should have a game tie-in. Good thing that it does then.

Guillermo Del Toro’s upcoming film has managed to find its way onto the video game rating system, as it popped up on the Australian Classification Board according to VG247.

The listing details that the game will be multi-platform, will contain moderate impact fantasy violence and online elements, so expect some form of Jaeger vs Kaiju multiplayer gameplay I reckon. Pacific Rim sounds like the perfect setting for a fighting game, which is most likely why current WWE developer Yukes is busy developing and publishing the game.


Which means that this will most likely be a digital release as well then. I’m not too fond of Yukes lately, seeing as how they’ve devolved the WWE franchise from main event to jobber status. But even they can’t screw up a premise as delightfully simple as robot on monster action.

Can they?

Last Updated: May 6, 2013


  1. I want a big ass robot!


    • Admiral Chief Erwin

      May 6, 2013 at 10:58

      Chicks dig giant robots!


      • Rince da Ref Lvl2

        May 6, 2013 at 10:59

        Ouch man, ouch…


        • Admiral Chief Erwin

          May 6, 2013 at 11:08

          Nah man, not trolling you, just saying, you roll up with a huge robot, you’d have gf in no time.

          Wait, I’m making it worse aren’t I?

          Dammit, not intentional! Ummm, Ima shaddap nao


          • Sir Rants-a-Lot Llew

            May 6, 2013 at 11:12

            Lol. Just keep digging man.

          • Rince da Ref Lvl2

            May 6, 2013 at 11:40

            A solitary tear works it’s way down the cracked, haggard face of a recently turned socio-path ‘no, do go on…’ twitch 0_o

          • Admiral Chief Achievement

            May 6, 2013 at 11:42

            A huge robot will make up for the other not so huge appendage


            Too much?

          • Brady miaau

            May 6, 2013 at 13:17

            like a merc symbol?

            Please do not ask what brand of car I drive

          • Unavengedavo

            May 6, 2013 at 11:46

            Living here in Jersey
            Fighting villains from afar
            you gotta find first gear
            In your giant robot car!
            You dig giant robots!
            I dig giant robots!
            We dig giant robots!
            Chicks dig giant robots!

          • Brady miaau

            May 6, 2013 at 13:17

            Great 🙂

        • Ultimo_Cleric_N7

          May 6, 2013 at 12:05

          I know a few guys that have one. They might need you to dress in pink though…..


          • Rince da Ref Lvl2

            May 6, 2013 at 12:07

            Actually, I have this sitting somewhere too… Would I ALSO have to dress in pink for myself though? 0_o

          • Ultimo_Cleric_N7

            May 6, 2013 at 12:16

            Pink is the new black. Just saying ;-p

      • Craig Boonzaier

        May 6, 2013 at 11:14

        FUCK YEAH!
        Megas XLR, one of cartoon networks better shows.


      • Brady miaau

        May 6, 2013 at 12:24


        Funny cartoon, honestly.


  2. umar bastra

    May 6, 2013 at 10:43

    Robot games are a difficult type of game to make. Most games of similiar type, such as amored core for example, went for a realistic feel to the robots, but that in turn made the robots too clunky and slow. Then you get Z.O.E , that just nailed the more, ‘mech anime’ feel down to the tee …. I prefer the more gundam feel to robots.

    Pacific Rim’s robots look quite big and slow so , I don’t know, they could mess it up even with the simple premise, It’s a movie tie-in. In anycase listen to the Z.O.E 2 theme song and revel in the awesomeness of …(I.M.O) the best mech game ever.


  3. AndriyP

    May 6, 2013 at 10:44

    This looks awesome, EAT SHIT Transformers!!!


  4. Admiral Chief Erwin

    May 6, 2013 at 10:56

    You know how big these are? Take an Atlas BattleMech, they are 100 tons. 100. One hundred.

    These suckas are 2500!!!! Thats TWO THOUSAND FIVE HUNDRED!!!


    That’s 25 x Atlas!!!!


    • Brady miaau

      May 6, 2013 at 12:23


      Like the Rift Role Playing game: one of the player character was a giant being that could only use clubs as a weapon, like, for example, a 10 metre tall mech. I could spell unbalanced.

      Once you go that big, it is kinda fun but also a bit limiting, I think.

      Atlas rocked. Fast-ish and awesome heatsinks.


      • Admiral Chief Achievement

        May 6, 2013 at 12:29

        What? Atlas is slow ass. But still moerse powerful!


        • Brady miaau

          May 6, 2013 at 13:14

          Compare Atlas to other 100 ton mechs. If memory serves (and this was years ago, mind) the Atlas was faster than most of the big boys.

          A quick google shows the Mech Warrior 4 flavour was 81 km/h http://www.mechwarriorwiki.com/wiki/Atlas

          But other sources showed 54 km/h.

          So perhaps I remember the Mech Warrior 3 more than other sources


          • Admiral Chief Achievement

            May 6, 2013 at 13:26

            The Daishi is faster.

            I knew the MW4 stats quite well. Always took Daishi over Atlas. Better hardpoints, speed for my needs

          • Brady miaau

            May 6, 2013 at 13:33

            Daishi: oh yes, the flood of memories. That was indeed the mech the cool kids used.

            Thanks 🙂

      • Kromas

        May 6, 2013 at 12:41

        Atlas … lol. By the time it even spotted my Madcat MKII it would be a pile of scrap on the floor.


        • Brady miaau

          May 6, 2013 at 13:13

          You must get lucky several times, Atlas once. Hit on Leg, BOOM, movement advantage largely negated.


          • Kromas

            May 6, 2013 at 13:33

            Well if you have a mechwarrior online beta account you are welcome to come test that theory 😛

          • Brady miaau

            May 6, 2013 at 14:09

            I have not played in years!

            I still played tabletop mechwarrior, difficult to play.

            My internet connection is not good enough, I tried to play online.


            Sir Erwin (Now achievement) has pointed out the Daishi is the cool one: I now regret all Atlas based comments, cause I think my memory is dodgy

  5. jac7

    May 6, 2013 at 11:05

    I have completely lost faith (There’s always the hope that somebody would get it right) in the industry to adapt games based on movies or and other source material. Aliens, Colonial Marines – fool me once, shame on you. Star Trek – fool me twice, shame on me. Game based on the awesome movie under the working title ‘Pacific Rim(job)’ – fuck you!


  6. Sir Rants-a-Lot Llew

    May 6, 2013 at 11:13

    I saw this trailer a while back. My first thought was…. Evangelion…..


  7. Sageville

    May 6, 2013 at 11:57

    Sounds promising.

    They better allow us to step on people and destroy buildings, otherwise it’s not awesome.


  8. Brady miaau

    May 6, 2013 at 12:25

    What about Enders Game? Orson Scott Card book (did not watch title, trying to work, you know)

    Hey, it is on the page you shamelessly plugged


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