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MadWorld Gets In The Holiday Spirit

Because nothing says togetherness like impaling a dude on a spike 50 times.

Call me sentimental, but I love it when video game marketing and PR get into the holiday spirit. That kind of silly earnestness hits a sweet spot for me just between endearing and cheesy.

For instance, there's this new MadWorld holiday trailer Sega just released. Sadly, this one's censored, though an uncensored version for Europe is promised next week sometime.

  


Sega also sent the following holiday verses to warm your soon-to-be-impaled heart.

Twas a night before DeathWatch, when all through downtown
Not a person was stirring, since being stomped to the ground.
The bodies were hung on the rosebushes with care,
In hopes that more enemies would soon appear.

Jack was nestled all snug in his bed,
While visions of beating hearts danced in his head;
Jack with a sign post, the Bull in a tire wrap,
Impaled and put down for a long winters nap.

When out at the train station there arose such a splatter,
Everyone ran to see what was the matter.
Towards the commotion, they flew like a flash,
A game show was announced, winners paid cash.

The moon in the breast of the newly-fallen blood-stained snow,
Gave the luster of mid-day to environmental weapons below.
When, what to my wondering dark eyes should sit
But a chainsaw, a spiked bat and daggers! OH S#!%

Truly touching. What do you think? MadWorld's currently one of the only reasons I can think of I'll be turning on a Wii next year...or whenever it comes out. Brad Shoemaker on Google+
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Posted by Brad

Call me sentimental, but I love it when video game marketing and PR get into the holiday spirit. That kind of silly earnestness hits a sweet spot for me just between endearing and cheesy.

For instance, there's this new MadWorld holiday trailer Sega just released. Sadly, this one's censored, though an uncensored version for Europe is promised next week sometime.

  


Sega also sent the following holiday verses to warm your soon-to-be-impaled heart.

Twas a night before DeathWatch, when all through downtown
Not a person was stirring, since being stomped to the ground.
The bodies were hung on the rosebushes with care,
In hopes that more enemies would soon appear.

Jack was nestled all snug in his bed,
While visions of beating hearts danced in his head;
Jack with a sign post, the Bull in a tire wrap,
Impaled and put down for a long winters nap.

When out at the train station there arose such a splatter,
Everyone ran to see what was the matter.
Towards the commotion, they flew like a flash,
A game show was announced, winners paid cash.

The moon in the breast of the newly-fallen blood-stained snow,
Gave the luster of mid-day to environmental weapons below.
When, what to my wondering dark eyes should sit
But a chainsaw, a spiked bat and daggers! OH S#!%

Truly touching. What do you think? MadWorld's currently one of the only reasons I can think of I'll be turning on a Wii next year...or whenever it comes out.
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Posted by Double0hFor

first? hopefully

Posted by Pepsiman

Those holiday verses remind me of what Atlus writes up for its games, except, you know, way more psychotic.

Posted by Stevokenevo

im certainly getting more interested in this game.  Im in the same boat; i havent turned on my wii for much at all recently.  Hopefully this will change that.

Posted by Captain_Fookup

Fuck yes.

Posted by Arkthemaniac

God. Freaking. Dammit.

This game is gonna kick so much ass.
Edited by Endogene

Deja vu here.

edit: age gate on the censored version???

Posted by fknryn

so this game's kinda like the running man movie/book?

Posted by dtran1212

hmm..how come i've never heard of this game before till now

Posted by MeatSim

this game looks crazy, in a good way.

Posted by spiceninja

The art style hurts my eyes!!!

Posted by Sephiroth9997

Sold!  I'm gonna ask for it for christmas now. 

Posted by TripMasterMunky

This game doesn't really look appealing to me at all, although I will admit it's art style is pretty interesting. I'll have to see when it comes out. I probably won't be turning on my Wii till then :P Next gen - I don't think I'll be buying any Nintendo consoles/handhelds =/

Posted by Arkthemaniac
Sephiroth9997 said:
"

Sold!  I'm gonna ask for it for christmas now. 

"
In case this isn't sarcasm, it's set for March.
TGhis brings up the question . . . why are they advertising now?
Edited by Endogene
Arkthemaniac said:
"Sephiroth9997 said:
"

Sold!  I'm gonna ask for it for christmas now. 

"
In case this isn't sarcasm, it's set for March.
TGhis brings up the question . . . why are they advertising now?
"
  March is in a bit more than 3 months. That is pretty soon.
Posted by Arkthemaniac
Endogene said:
"Arkthemaniac said:
"Sephiroth9997 said:
"

Sold!  I'm gonna ask for it for christmas now. 

"
In case this isn't sarcasm, it's set for March.
TGhis brings up the question . . . why are they advertising now?
"
  March is in a bit more than 3 months. That is pretty soon."
Eh, I guess. It's just that people will think it's coming out this Christmas.
Posted by I_smell

Big money
Big prizes
I love it

Edited by jyurakyumihawk

The art style does require a bit or squinting, at least in my case.

Posted by Wright

that warmed my heart.

Posted by kboy

This is one of those games that's actually gonna get me to buy a Wii. No More Heroes was the first, but I got my fill of that one for an hour and moved on.

Yeah I like this one.

Posted by Hef

"MadWorld's currently one of the only reasons I can think of I'll be turning on a Wii next year" <----- yes

Posted by Mago

Please hook us up with the uncensored version when it comes out. =D

Posted by TomA

Reminds me of Sin City and The Spirit.Game looks meh,even though my mom is ok with most stuff,this is probably going to be one she's opposed to.And for good reason.

Posted by Aaox

Hey, David Hayter got another voice acting job! Who knew?

Posted by dsplayer1010

Haha.

Edited by TwoOneFive

just so you know, i'm not really 36 



lol but seriously, what kid who isn't 18 or older is going to tell the truth on one of those things. 

ps jack looks and sounds just like Marcus Pheonix. 
and i'm no fanboy, just thats the first thing i thought of. 

and i also think the art style is way too detailed, they tried to go for a frank miller look i suppose, but they forgot to realize how abstract his work is, there's way too much goin on here.
Posted by lordofultima

I am 79 years old.

Posted by Dalai
TwoOneFive said:
"just so you know, i'm not really 36 



lol but seriously, what kid who isn't 18 or older is going to tell the truth on one of those things. 

ps jack looks and sounds just like Marcus Pheonix. 
and i'm no fanboy, just thats the first thing i thought of. 

and i also think the art style is way too detailed, they tried to go for a frank miller look i suppose, but they forgot to realize how abstract his work is, there's way too much goin on here.
"
As a 104 year old great-grandmother, I seriously doubt anyone under 18 will put their real age.

The Marcus Fenix similarities... similar physical appearance and a chainsaw?  Yeah, there are some similarities in general, but this game is nothing at all like Gears.

The artwork is pretty busy, but I still love the presentation.  It's completely different than anything out there.
Edited by lolwot

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Posted by jakob187

Still not looking forward to the game, as it looks like one of those Dreamcast games that I would get super psyched over, only to find out that the appeal only lasts about 30 minutes.  =  /

Posted by Claude

I like the black and white and how the red reigns supreme.

Posted by Crono

"ok guys I just saw sin city and was thinking, 'dudes, we should totally be cool like that'"

Posted by MrKlorox
Posted by Nogert

censored the only interesting bits, the video is crap.

Posted by Tebbit

I like it how the video starts with How old are you: 1

It's like it's insulting me!!
Posted by HatKing

Cool, if they'd port it over to Xbox or PS3 somebody might actually enjoy it.

Posted by Arkthemaniac
HatKing said:
"Cool, if they'd port it over to Xbox or PS3 somebody might actually enjoy it."
Keep hoping, dude. It'll never happen.
This game is going to sell like crazy on Wii.
Posted by Endogene

The only thing i am left to wonder is how it will control, if they make it like no more heroes it would be perfect.

Edited by strangeling

Thumbs up on the video.
However, the more I learn about this game the less interested I am in it.
I may still buy it to support 'new & different' games, though I'm not seeing a lot of new & different in the actual gameplay.

Posted by mthe1337one

one big problem was with what IGN had to say about the last time MadWorld was demoed...the problem being that it's was basically mindless waggle controls.  i'm seriously hoping that's because it's still early on in development, because wii desperately needs some good games.  just because certain games (e.g. Wii Fit -_- ) are selling well doesn't mean they are good.  i just hope Platinum Games pulls through on this.

and i doubt anyone who owns a 360 will want to get into this game...they already have gears 1 and 2 to fall back on.

Posted by Dalai
Nogert said:
"censored the only interesting bits, the video is crap."
Actually, I kind of liked the blatant censorship this time.  I saw plenty of MadWorld carnage and there's no reason to see it all just yet.

mthe1337one said:
"one big problem was with what IGN had to say about the last time MadWorld was demoed...the problem being that it's was basically mindless waggle controls.  i'm seriously hoping that's because it's still early on in development, because wii desperately needs some good games.  just because certain games (e.g. Wii Fit -_- ) are selling well doesn't mean they are good.  i just hope Platinum Games pulls through on this.

and i doubt anyone who owns a 360 will want to get into this game...they already have gears 1 and 2 to fall back on."
We won't know ourselves how well or poorly it plays until it launches.  Subtle amounts of waggle don't bother me... like Endogene said, if the controls are similar to No More Heroes, it would work wonderfully.

I'm sure some 360 fans would want MadWorld, but I don't think it's a system seller.  Besides, 360 owners have Bayonetta to look forward to from these guys.
Posted by Civraz

Sega? I can see the Sonic easter eggs...

Posted by RHCPfan24

AWESOME trailer! I am very excited for this game and can't wait to see how it pans out.

Posted by AURON570

me thinks all this censoring is to get us even more worked up =\
anyways I like it so far, definitely has a touch of japanese horror.

Posted by zityz

looks good, probably will pick it up. Reminds me of a Sincity /Comix Zone take on running man or Manhunt 1.

Posted by kennybaese

Ha! I think I need this game...

I wonder if it's going to have online, or multiplayer at all. They might have already annouced this, but I can't remember.
Posted by Media_Master

now that is something else!