It’s got Diesel. But will it be four star?

By Kieron Gillen on April 17th, 2008 at 10:19 am.

Wow. That’s what happens if you write a headline before a second cup of tea. Anyway! Here’s a trailer showing the first footage of the game of the forthcoming Vin Disel – ahem – Vehicle, Wheelman. You’ll be surprised to discover that it’s actually a hardcore Matrix-esque wargame.

Actually, it’s a driving game. It prominently features vrooming, screeching and an oddly lacksidasical Vin Disel driving. He needs an Outrun-esque girl in the seat, screaming, by way of contrast. We also hit up our exclusive contacts inside Midway and can reveal that the Midway offices of the team are “Drafty”. We’ll keep you updated.

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14 Comments »

  1. Nallen says:

    I’d say 4 stars is pretty realistic yeah, assuming it’s a ten star scale ;)

    Looks like the driving sections of 24: The Game.

  2. Rook says:

    Has Vin been in any good films recently?

  3. JJ says:

    It’s time for a new Riddick. The game not the movie! That was a fantastic game, not in the least because of Diesel’s voice acting.
    This game though looks like it’s going directly into the sales bin.

  4. Albides says:

    Rook; has Vin been in any good films…?

    Still, I hope digitised versions of hollywood celebrities as our new alter-egos – as opposed to generic wizard or trim, buff ex-soldiers – isn’t going to become a new marketing thing, like celebrity voiceovers. Exceptions apply to playing someone like Jessica Alba, because that’s just hot.

  5. cullnean says:

    yeah vin was in saving private ryan which was pretty good imo

  6. Jonathan says:

    Reply to Albides

    I’m guessing we will be seeing much more of this. This is because we’re complete morons. Just look at what lengths sports games take to perfectly capture the slope of Rooneys head or Beckhams latest hairstyle. Celebs sell magazines, celebs sell movies, celebs will sell videogames.

    Also, Jessica Alba? She doesn’t exist, shes a bath tub full of hair products altered with photoshop. And moderate tits.

  7. Rook says:

    Iron Giant and Pitch Black were really good too. (I liked xXx and Fast and the Furious but I won’t say that out loud)

  8. James T says:

    Diesel Shmiesel, Jason Statham should be doing it. Transporter game ahoy!

    (actually, ‘Crank’s “adrenaline or he dies” schtick could be a pretty effective game mechanic, in a Mirror’s Edge/The Club type environment…)

    And sweet fucking lord, that video vampire woman in the sidebar is obnoxious!

  9. caramelcarrot says:

    I’m a weel man! Weally!

  10. Matt says:

    If I was in a game it would probably be called Bar Steward. But now I can be like Vin and be a Wheel Man!

  11. KingMob says:

    I’m a fan of Pitch Black and Riddick The Movie. Not great as movies, per se, but good Science Fiction B Movies to be watched alongside Split Second and They Live.

  12. Scott says:

    “hardcore Matrix-esque wargame”…Matrix doesn’t do hardcore wargames. They take the fruits of other people’s labors from the past, slap a patch that will make the game work in XP, and charge $60 for it. And amazingly, there are folks out there who will rebuy the game they probably already own. Eh.

  13. Janek says:

    Am I the only one who’s disappointed that this isn’t about, I dunno, a man who was bitten by a radioactive car or something, and thus is made out of wheels. Or has the power to roll. Or something.

    Basically it should be about the Michelin Man.

  14. darkripper says:

    [Crank it's one of the best action movies of the last ten years. Anyone should see it. ]