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Capisdead
01-24-2009, 12:50 AM
Credit: Kotaku.

Well, It's official guys, Indiana Jones and the Staff of Kings is definitely coming out for Wii, Nintendo DS, and an unnamed Playstation system.

Trailer is right here:

http://kotaku.com/5138380/indiana-jones-and-the-staff-of-kings-hits-wii-in-spring-says-new-trailer

While, as a 360 owner I am a bit disappointed, I hope the game is still good.

So, what are you guys looking forward to in the game?

GeneralPloKoon
01-24-2009, 01:20 AM
Well after failure of TFU and other LA titles on the Wii and DS looks like I won't be playing this game. There goes half the reason I got a 360! Then again it is Kotaku and they have been wrong many times before...

jrrtoken
01-24-2009, 07:54 PM
No, it's pretty much 99.99% bona-fide. A trailer of that quality is most certainly not a hoax.

Either way, I'm happy with it. it's good that they didn't just target it to the 360/PS3 crowd only, as they've had their fill of "hardcore" games, now there's finally something as a primarily Wii exclusive. Hope it turns out better than TFU.

More proof:
http://www.joystiq.com/2009/01/23/indiana-jones-and-the-staff-of-kings-swings-onto-wii-ds-in-spri/

GeneralPloKoon
01-24-2009, 11:38 PM
Ah, didn't even watch the video...stupid me! But will this game come out? The LA website still has nothing on it and still contains a page for the old 360/PS3 one...

jrrtoken
01-25-2009, 03:24 PM
Ah, didn't even watch the video...stupid me! But will this game come out? The LA website still has nothing on it and still contains a page for the old 360/PS3 one...My guess: LA is slow as hell when it comes to updating their website. Case and point: the BioWare/LucasArts page (http://www.lucasartsbioware.com/) still hasn't been updated yet, even though the MMO has been known for many, many months now. Unless... if it's dealing with an entirely different project...

The Tingler
01-27-2009, 04:13 PM
Yeah, you're quite right PastramiX. I also believe that this trailer is a slight leak, and LucasArts are waiting for a magazine's (possibly Nintendo Power's) exclusive to come out before they release more details. It's a real shame if the 360/PS3 version truly isn't coming out.

I've updated IndyJones.net with all the details, including the Facts & Rumours page for the game.

As for release date, I'm betting on or around April 28th - which is the current rumoured release for the novelisation by Rob McGregor.

Samnmax221
01-28-2009, 07:26 PM
No 360 version?! **** this **** in its ripe ****ing ****ing *******.

Capisdead
01-28-2009, 08:54 PM
Know how you feel Samnmax221. Know how you feel

jrrtoken
01-28-2009, 09:13 PM
Wish there was a PC version, though LA seemingly continues their crusade of alienating the PC gamer, even though it was the PC which made LA the company it is now. Without the PC, LA would be ****.

The Tingler
01-29-2009, 05:28 AM
I want a PC version for the feeling of near-immortality it gives to games. I can play Fate of Atlantis or even Last Crusade any time I want, but I can't do that with Emperor's Tomb unless I plug in my old Xbox or PS2. PS3's don't really have backwards compatibility, and the 360 BC for Emperor's Tomb isn't perfect.

Oh, wait, I can play it - I've got it for PC.

And if they don't bring out the Euphoria-enhanced 360 version, which was the reason The Force Unleashed never came to PC supposedly, there really is no excuse.

GeneralPloKoon
01-29-2009, 12:33 PM
I miss the "Old" Lucasarts....
http://1.bp.blogspot.com/_IzN_8uh9aRI/SKmBr-z6kyI/AAAAAAAAAMM/gbuRsL2DGcM/s320/lucasarts-logo%5B1%5D.jpg

The Tingler
01-29-2009, 12:40 PM
Agreed... (sighs)

Zwier Zak
01-30-2009, 06:04 AM
Same here :(((

The Tingler
01-30-2009, 09:07 AM
Well, it's confirmed, Nintendo Power magazine has Indiana Jones & The Staff of Kings on their next cover. I'll post it on the site later today, and Jason from Mojo has already stuck it on the main page.

So come February 20th, we'll know everything about the game. I'll bet the answer to 'why isn't it out on 360/PS3 like you planned?' will be some bull**** like "it wasn't meeting our quality expectations".

Of course, if Official Nintendo Magazine have the exclusive too like I'm hoping, then I'll know February 13th instead - and I promise I'll put up scans promptly.

elmanmasraro
02-06-2009, 04:46 PM
Hey, the screenshots are out! They don't really look good... maybe the game will look better in motion.

The Tingler
02-06-2009, 06:39 PM
Yep, we're actually getting some info at last.

I won't pass too much judgment until I've played the game or at least seen the animation, but it's not looking too good right now.

elmanmasraro
02-06-2009, 08:22 PM
Hey hey, wait a second. This then means that Surfer Girl was actually right! Haven't you noticed? I mean, she said that "a new development team is on board" and that "A2M is working for the consoles who can't stand a 3 on their name-PSP/PS2/Wii/DS" which is quite right, and she also said that the actual game "looks nothing like what was shown in the E3 2006" and that the Wii is "the primary SKU for this title", which is totally right!

The Tingler
02-06-2009, 08:36 PM
Heh heh, yeah, I did notice! :P Apart from the PSP part - Amaze are developing that version.

elmanmasraro
02-06-2009, 08:58 PM
The Fact Sheet from Lucasarts says that "The PSP® (PlayStation®Portable) system version features six robust types of burst gameplay including combat and physics challenges, puzzles and the trademark Indiana Jones chase sequences". Does that mean the PSP version will be different? I'm kinda confused with that post...

elmanmasraro
02-06-2009, 10:55 PM
The game has officially received an ESRB rating! Teen. Nothing surprising, as you might have imagined. The content descriptors are Mild Language and Violence.

urluckyday
02-07-2009, 02:29 AM
FAIL. EPIC FAIL Lucasarts...you screwed me again.

urluckyday
02-07-2009, 02:41 AM
No, it's pretty much 99.99% bona-fide. A trailer of that quality is most certainly not a hoax.

Either way, I'm happy with it. it's good that they didn't just target it to the 360/PS3 crowd only, as they've had their fill of "hardcore" games, now there's finally something as a primarily Wii exclusive. Hope it turns out better than TFU.

More proof:
http://www.joystiq.com/2009/01/23/indiana-jones-and-the-staff-of-kings-swings-onto-wii-ds-in-spri/


Our fill of "hardcore games?" What does that mean? I got my 360 90% of the new Indy game coming out....and now you're telling me I don't deserve it because the 360 has legitimate games for it? That makes a lot of sense...

Like I said, LA has screwed me once again...I'm glad they're done with internal productions...they really do suck.

The Tingler
02-07-2009, 06:54 AM
The Fact Sheet from Lucasarts says that "The PSP® (PlayStation®Portable) system version features six robust types of burst gameplay including combat and physics challenges, puzzles and the trademark Indiana Jones chase sequences". Does that mean the PSP version will be different? I'm kinda confused with that post...

Supposedly the PSP version is being made exclusively by Amaze (http://www.amazeentertainment.com/), but I think this will just be a short bit of extra gameplay, possibly minigames.

Either way, I'm happy with it. it's good that they didn't just target it to the 360/PS3 crowd only, as they've had their fill of "hardcore" games, now there's finally something as a primarily Wii exclusive. Hope it turns out better than TFU.


These versions were always coming, but 360/PS3 was getting the main LucasArts-developed version. Unfortunately because of LucasArts' internal Civil War over the last couple of years, Indy got continually put on the backburner, and management decided it would take too much time and effort to finish it. So they cancelled their own version, but the Wii etc. versions were made outside of LucasArts so they didn't get any interference. So we're getting them instead.

It does suck, but instead of Vapourware that may never have come out we're getting a new Indy game (and story) soon. Let's hope it's good.

elmanmasraro
02-07-2009, 12:03 PM
I'm wondering how A2M made this game. Although I already saw the screenshots, they don't really tell much about the final game. I'm actually getting worried, because from what I know A2M has a reputation of making bad games (like Mercenaries 2 for PS2, what was that?)...

Oh and a question: Does Amaze make good games? At least for PSP?

GeneralPloKoon
02-07-2009, 12:27 PM
I've never heard of amaze...

The Tingler
02-07-2009, 02:14 PM
Amaze (http://www.amazeentertainment.com/), sadly, have got much of the same reputation A2M have.

We can only hope that with the focus now on these games, LucasArts have stepped in to insure the quality's there - otherwise they're going to get lynched.

elmanmasraro
02-07-2009, 05:28 PM
Soooooo.... The PS3 and Xbox 360 versions aren't coming... Thank God I still have my PSP and my good ol' PS2.

elmanmasraro
02-08-2009, 09:18 PM
Man I'm starting to love the screenshots! Specially this one:http://www.indyjones.net/2008/screenshot13.jpg

My question now is: how will the PSP version be? Cuz I'd love if I were able to play that rail shooter scene on the PSP...:D

The Tingler
02-09-2009, 06:50 AM
Oh, I agree totally! While the graphics may appear low-res, I think the animation and amount of things happening on screen will make up for it.

Unfortunately we still haven't seen anything of the PSP or DS versions, but can't be long now.

elmanmasraro
02-09-2009, 06:08 PM
Hey Tingler, you forgot to add this screenshot:http://worthplaying.com/kiwi_popup.php?img=press/307/IndianaJones_AtSoK_0434.jpg

The Tingler
02-09-2009, 07:21 PM
Heh, wasn't going to bother with that one so urgently, as it's so similar to the other rope bridge one! I wonder who picks these screenshots? You'd think they'd want them as different as possible!

elmanmasraro
02-12-2009, 05:42 PM
Man I love the custom artwork! It's just perfect!

elmanmasraro
02-12-2009, 11:11 PM
Oh and also the screenshots! First I thought the game was gonna be bad, but then I saw the ones from that German magazine and they're great! This game may be good after all.

urluckyday
02-22-2009, 03:50 AM
Just to add to my previous statement...I'm still pretty mad about the whole thing...

http://farm2.static.flickr.com/1212/1272549006_294f713d3c.jpg

elmanmasraro
02-25-2009, 07:38 PM
Finally! A release date! May the 22nd! Yay!

The Tingler
02-25-2009, 07:45 PM
I know, great isn't it?

Samnmax221
02-25-2009, 08:12 PM
I might cave and buy it. Depends on how the final product is.

GeneralPloKoon
02-25-2009, 08:34 PM
I'll buy if it has the ability to use a controller!

elmanmasraro
02-25-2009, 08:51 PM
I wanna see PSP screens! (Well, maybe they are just a lower rendered version of the actual screens. Oh well...) I've got both a PS2 and a PSP, and I'm thinking of getting it on the PSP (cuz it's portable!) so I wanna see those screens!

The Tingler
02-26-2009, 05:45 AM
I admit I'm more worried about the PSP version than anything. It's being made by another developer (Amaze) specifically for that system, and I'm worried they'll do it even more half-assed than usual.

Out of all the consoles, the PSP is definitely in the weakest position, so I'm worried they're not going to put the effort in.

elmanmasraro
02-26-2009, 08:26 PM
So what I can expect is a low rendered version of the PS2 version (probably).... so then I'll buy it for the PS2.

elmanmasraro
03-04-2009, 04:50 PM
Man why haven't the guys from Lucasarts updated their web page? IndyJones.net has like 10 times more information than them. Hell, maybe they should name IndyJones.net the official site for Staff of Kings...heh heh...

The Tingler
03-04-2009, 05:40 PM
Heh, thanks! They've always been incredibly slack. I wonder what they get paid for there.

elmanmasraro
03-05-2009, 08:26 PM
FINALLY!!! PSP SCREENS!!!! THEY JUST LOOK GREAT! AMAZE, DON'T YOU DARE TO CANCEL THAT VERSION OF THE GAME!!!!!

elmanmasraro
03-05-2009, 08:30 PM
Oh man I'm so freaked out!!! I just can't believe Amaze would cancel a game like THAT ONE!! Now we are just missing some gameplay videos. But with the PSP screens, I am satisfied. (Well, not really...)

elmanmasraro
03-05-2009, 08:45 PM
Heh heh, sorry for replying so much, but it's that I'm really excited. I just wanted to say that these screenshots really look MUCH BETTER than the Wii screens, and I'm specially excited about this one:http://www.unseen64.net/wp-content/gallery/indiana-jones-psp-2/6.jpg. Reminds me of Raiders :D

urluckyday
03-06-2009, 02:29 AM
Sorry for replying so little...I'm so not excited...

The Tingler
03-06-2009, 04:09 AM
We'll see when I get them for review. One thing's for sure though, and that's they're not going to cancel the PSP version. These shots may not look like the final version however, be warned.

urluckyday
03-07-2009, 04:51 AM
^I wish they would just follow Lucasarts' fashion and break my heart with this game...

OH TOO LATE!
*Zing*

The Tingler
03-07-2009, 05:52 AM
Hey, it's not out yet, it could be great!

...

But I doubt it'd be as good as the 360/PS3 version.

elmanmasraro
03-07-2009, 09:28 AM
The official PSP screenshots look genuine. It looks like Amaze has finally made a great game.

GeneralPloKoon
03-07-2009, 01:12 PM
Maybe the 360/PS3 version is a different game than Staff of Kings and they have turned it into a top secret project or something...I'm glad LA is making another Indy game, but this isn't looking too good at the moment.

urluckyday
03-07-2009, 01:41 PM
Hey, it's not out yet, it could be great!

...

But I doubt it'd be as good as the 360/PS3 version.


Lol...exactly...
I don't have any of the systems that it's coming out for (except DS, but DS ports are terrible). I really did spend a lot of my money on an xbox 360 expecting the game to be coming to it...but in usual LA fashion...

elmanmasraro
03-18-2009, 11:17 PM
Hey, I just wanted to update you with some little info: Amazon has removed their PS2 screenshots. They probably noticed the Wii icons in them.

elmanmasraro
03-25-2009, 05:35 PM
Finally! What we have all (well, not all) been waiting for: gameplay videos! And they look great! Now we are just missing the handheld platforms' videos.

The Tingler
03-26-2009, 06:13 AM
I know, great isn't it?

And thanks for the PS2 shots info - I think it'll look quite close anyway, but I'll change the news post.

In case you're wondering why I haven't stuck any PSP screenshots on the site yet, the first load were supposedly from a cancelled version and the Amazon lot are really small. When we start getting some decent ones I'll put them up.

I'll be reviewing both the Wii and the PSP versions for the site when it comes out, by the way.

elmanmasraro
03-26-2009, 07:23 PM
Ok, but I think that by the looks of the two versions, I think I'll buy it for the PS2 instead.

Oh and hey, no news about the satchel?

elmanmasraro
03-26-2009, 09:00 PM
Hey, I read that the release date is on June 9. Just updating you with some little info, and trust me, the source I'm using is a very good one (it's actually the official website!)

GeneralPloKoon
03-26-2009, 10:54 PM
I might actaully get it for the PS2!

elmanmasraro
03-27-2009, 07:01 PM
Hey, I'm starting to think that the handheld versions maybe have a different story? That's the only reason I can think of about why do they have the satchel...

Threepwood4life
03-28-2009, 01:01 PM
I just pre-ordered this for the PS2 I hope its good and LucasArts haven't made a mistake about cancelling the 360 & PS3 versions

elmanmasraro
03-28-2009, 07:14 PM
Well, if the PS2 version is the same as the Wii version (except for the controls, of course), then they didn't make any mistake.

elmanmasraro
03-30-2009, 09:02 PM
Why can't the other versions also get Fate of Atlantis? I mean, if that's not in the other versions, then what will these versions bring as unlockables? Oh no, not a lousy image gallery again....

GeneralPloKoon
03-30-2009, 09:41 PM
I'm hoping the graphics for the PS2 version are as good as the Wii, or maybe I should get both versions...

elmanmasraro
03-31-2009, 08:38 PM
The PS2 graphics are most likely to be identical to the Wii ones. The question is: if only the Wii has FOA, then we don't know if the PS2 version will be any good...

Threepwood4life
04-01-2009, 01:38 PM
Yeah Fate of Atlantis should also be on the DS it would work perfectly

elmanmasraro
04-01-2009, 05:15 PM
Yeah Fate of Atlantis should also be on the DS it would work perfectly

Exactly. Making Fate of Atlantis a Wii exclusive is a mistake.

elmanmasraro
04-03-2009, 04:56 PM
Hey Tingler, IGN has some exclusive screenshots. You may wanna post them in the Images page. Here's the link: http://media.wii.ign.com/media/143/14316971/imgs_1.html

Threepwood4life
04-05-2009, 10:51 AM
Fate of Atlantis Wii footage
http://uk.gamespot.com/wii/action/indianajonesandthestaffofkings/news.html?sid=6207400

elmanmasraro
05-05-2009, 08:51 PM
Only a month before it is released! But... no PSP footage yet... dammit! The PS2 version is probably the same as Wii, but PSP is missing some attention!!

The Tingler
05-06-2009, 05:15 AM
I expect it very soon... but then, it HAS to be soon, or the game will be out!

I'll be reviewing the PSP version as well as the Wii version for the site, so you can wait for that if you're not sure!

elmanmasraro
05-07-2009, 06:40 PM
And what about the PS2 version? What if it isn't the same as the Wii? Come on, some information at least!

elmanmasraro
05-16-2009, 10:06 AM
Hallellujah! Site update! Keep it up, Lucasarts!