New G.I.Joe: Rise of Cobra Game Images & Fact Sheet

by Jay Cochran
April 15, 2009
As COBRA unleashes its deadliest plot yet, the G.I. JOE Team is counting on you and your hand-picked team of heroes to lead the counterattack. Every mission is critical and so is every G.I. JOE character. Picking up where the Paramount Pictures live action film leaves off, G.I. JOE The Rise of Cobra is an accessible third person action-arcade shooter that allows players to recreate and relive the greatest moments from the film, cartoon series and action toy line.

The G.I. JOE Brand
Hasbro’s G.I. JOE brand revolutionized the toy industry more than 40 years ago and has since become a pop culture icon and global entertainment franchise. First introduced in 1982, the G.I. JOE vs. COBRA saga captivated millions of kids with compelling characters and legendary battles that have been told through Hasbro’s toy line, animated television series, best-selling comic book franchise and the upcoming feature film from Paramount Pictures and Spyglass Entertainment, in association with Hasbro, G.I. JOE: THE RISE OF COBRA, releasing on August 7, 2009.

G.I.Joe: Rise of Cobra Video GameKey Features of Console Versions

• Exclusive all-new storyline that picks up where the film ends and is inspired by 45 years of rich G.I.JOE history

• Two player co-op lets players choose an elite team and call in support from other G.I. JOE characters

• Choose from 16 playable characters (four of which are unlockable COBRA characters) – each with a unique set of abilities and weapons
o Announced G.I. JOE characters include Snake Eyes, Duke, Heavy Duty, Ripcord, Scarlett, Shipwreck and Gung Ho
o Storm Shadow has been revealed as an unlockable playable COBRA character

• Characters are classified into one of three units: Commandos who do well at close range, Heavys who possess extraordinary shooting skills but do it best from a distance and Combat Soldiers who are a balance between the two

• Gear up with the latest in high-tech gadgets like the film-inspired Accelerator Suit which makes you invincible and gives you short bursts of additional fire power

• Drivable G.I. JOE and COBRA vehicles designed for two-player co-op

• Three difficulty levels – appealing to players of all ages and skill levels (Casual, Advanced and Hardcore)

• 20 levels – each with 3-5 areas to explore – across four environments

• 75 file cards and various intelligence items hidden throughout the game which can be used to unlock additional playable characters, special missions, 4 PSAs and other bonus content

Key Features Specific to Nintendo DS Version

• Unique top-down arcade shooter, built from the ground up specifically for the Nintendo DS

• Choose from six G.I. JOE characters and five COBRA characters

• More than 20 missions across four environments, plus playable vehicles

• Create your own G.I. JOE vs. COBRA battles with up to 4 players (via wireless play)
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PhoenixSword - 2009-04-15 @ 3:19 am

this just in...this game is going to suck even more than the movie ;)

pesatyel - 2009-04-15 @ 2:52 am
We didn't get answers we needed. Well, some of them.

One of the reasons the Transformers Movie game sucked was that ALL the "playable" characters were exactly the same. Well not entirely true, playing the Decepticons was WAY more fun since you could fly. But playing the Autobots, they were all exactly the same.

So, to make a long story short, will it ACTUALLY make a difference to play Duke over Snake Eyes or whomever? Or would it be easier just to use one guy for every mission cause they all have the exact same abilities.

I will tell you from the demo I saw at Toy Fair that there are some differences in the characters. For instance in one area you needed a character with strength like Heavy Duty to get a big door open that a character like Duke could not open. Also there were areas were a more agile character like Snake-Eyes came in handy as opposed to someone slower like Heavy Duty.

Also for those interested, though the folks at EA would not officially comment at this time, I have been told from other sources that the game will feature voices from the actual actors from the movie like Joseph Gordon-Levitt as Cobra Commander.

Ah, well see, there you go. That's at least something.

JayC - 2009-04-14 @ 2:26 pm
We didn't get answers we needed. Well, some of them.

One of the reasons the Transformers Movie game sucked was that ALL the "playable" characters were exactly the same. Well not entirely true, playing the Decepticons was WAY more fun since you could fly. But playing the Autobots, they were all exactly the same.

So, to make a long story short, will it ACTUALLY make a difference to play Duke over Snake Eyes or whomever? Or would it be easier just to use one guy for every mission cause they all have the exact same abilities.

I will tell you from the demo I saw at Toy Fair that there are some differences in the characters. For instance in one area you needed a character with strength like Heavy Duty to get a big door open that a character like Duke could not open. Also there were areas were a more agile character like Snake-Eyes came in handy as opposed to someone slower like Heavy Duty.

Also for those interested, though the folks at EA would not officially comment at this time, I have been told from other sources that the game will feature voices from the actual actors from the movie like Joseph Gordon-Levitt as Cobra Commander.

HissCommander - 2009-04-14 @ 10:23 am

Great interview!

Outsiders - 2009-04-14 @ 5:57 am

I did ask some of the questions you mentioned but some of the questions could not be answered at this time since it's still early...

pesatyel - 2009-04-14 @ 2:49 am

We didn't get answers we needed. Well, some of them.

One of the reasons the Transformers Movie game sucked was that ALL the "playable" characters were exactly the same. Well not entirely true, playing the Decepticons was WAY more fun since you could fly. But playing the Autobots, they were all exactly the same.

So, to make a long story short, will it ACTUALLY make a difference to play Duke over Snake Eyes or whomever? Or would it be easier just to use one guy for every mission cause they all have the exact same abilities.

Movie based games don't generally do well BECAUSE they are movie based games which significantly limits them. This one, at least, (as I read) is more of a "sequel" the movie then based on the movie.

And that also makes me wonder, will this have online and/or multi-player access?

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