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The first look at the TRON video game pops up!

Published at: May 19, 2010, 4:08 p.m. CST by quint

Ahoy, squirts! Quint here. AICN Games doesn't really exist any more, but as someone who occasionally likes to lose days in the virtual world I like to keep up the discussion a bit. Especially when it comes to something like TRON, which is a project so married with gaming that this could easily double as movie news. Gamespot has a video interview in advance of E3 that discusses the property, features stills from the game and talks about the dynamics of the virtual world. There's also hint at something interesting regarding both online and offline play. The game is reported to bridge the gap between 1982 and 2010. From what I understand from my set visit this new Tron world was designed by Kevin Flynn in 1989 and isolated on his personal server, so I'd imagine that comes into play here. Here's Gamespot's piece:

Neat. Thoughts? -Quint quint@aintitcool.com Follow Me On Twitter



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  • May 19, 2010, 4:10 p.m. CST

    FIRST

    by Fettster_uk

    Damn, I swore I'd never do that...

  • May 19, 2010, 4:12 p.m. CST

    2nd

    by Fettster_uk

  • May 19, 2010, 4:12 p.m. CST

    3rd

    by fcukdeath

  • May 19, 2010, 4:13 p.m. CST

    sorry never again

    by fcukdeath

  • May 19, 2010, 4:13 p.m. CST

    Ahh, I can't be arsed.. THIRD!!

    by Fettster_uk

    So looking forward to this. They've really pulled out all the stops.

  • May 19, 2010, 4:15 p.m. CST

    LOL!

    by Fettster_uk

    Honestly, no matter how much of a dick you think I am, I feel it more...

  • May 19, 2010, 4:17 p.m. CST

    Any Chance...

    by puto tenax

    ...to have a new gamer segment? Enjoyed reading the reviews, Herc.

  • May 19, 2010, 4:22 p.m. CST

    I'm more excited for the game

    by Phategod2

    then the movie.

  • May 19, 2010, 4:22 p.m. CST

    what?

    by redkamel

    This game look like a game version of a movie version of a video game. They should have made it WAY more stylized and old school..vector-style graphics, 8 and 16 bit images

  • May 19, 2010, 4:25 p.m. CST

    Looking Good.

    by future help

    Daftacular!

  • May 19, 2010, 4:26 p.m. CST

    So I guess the Tron 2.0 video game...

    by CyG

    isn't going to be canon. Not that anyone seems to care.

  • May 19, 2010, 4:27 p.m. CST

    It's apparently dull

    by vadakinX

    The lightcycle sections are supposedly dull and uninteresting according to an IGN preview and the game as a whole has potential but needs to be cranked up a few levels.

  • May 19, 2010, 4:32 p.m. CST

    Is it in 3D?

    by RPLocke

  • May 19, 2010, 4:33 p.m. CST

    Doesn't look like anything special.

    by PJoseph

    But, I'm not excited for the new film, so I'm the wrong audience for this.

  • May 19, 2010, 4:37 p.m. CST

    regarding tron 2.0

    by ur-vile

    Yeah, it's not canon. Someone here on AICN brought it up in an interview

  • May 19, 2010, 4:39 p.m. CST

    Can't wait for the GTA Version! Gimme that Light Bike Bitch!

    by Vulcan_CSC_Rep

  • May 19, 2010, 4:44 p.m. CST

    It won't be as good as..

    by bobbyperusteeth

    ..DON'T SHIT YOUR PANTS!

  • May 19, 2010, 4:47 p.m. CST

    The Best Part Of The 80s Coin-Op Game

    by LaserPants

    Was when you got far enough along that the tanks on the tank screen became Recognizers (those red stompy foot dealies).

  • May 19, 2010, 4:53 p.m. CST

    NO MEGAN FOX IN TRANSFORMERS 3

    by tomandshell

    What do you think of that?

  • May 19, 2010, 5:05 p.m. CST

    MEGAN FOX FIRED FROM TRANSFORMERS 3

    by TheJudger

    Bay didnt like something she said about him. I was just remarking to a bud of mine how funny it is to see how they handled D-sons mom's absence in the follow up sequels too the Karate Kid. Dainel son always blurts out some random "Mom related quote that absolves her from needing make an apperance in the both sequels". He talks down about his girlfreind fucking up his ride and her falling love with some football player from ucla- and there you go that bitch didnt have have her acting role renewed for part 2. Still the lame mom is doing this or that shit gets me every time.

  • May 19, 2010, 5:06 p.m. CST

    Too bad D-son didnt bump into Kreese at the airport

    by TheJudger

    in part 3. They walk right past one another. Typical. No mercy.....

  • May 19, 2010, 5:12 p.m. CST

    Tron 2.0 video game is fun

    by MisterE

    The Tron 2.0 video game for the PC is pretty fun. <p> The guy in the interview only listed XB360 and PS3 as supported platforms for the new game, so I guess I won't be playing (PC-only gamer here).

  • May 19, 2010, 5:12 p.m. CST

    They need to fire witwikis parents

    by TheJudger

    He need's to be a man on his own now. No more parents nagging him about this and that or those race'ied out gay dogs fucking each other.

  • May 19, 2010, 5:20 p.m. CST

    You can just HEAR AICN begging to get a piece of anything Tron

    by EddieMurphysLaugh

    BEGGING

  • May 19, 2010, 5:21 p.m. CST

    It would be very cool if the graphics got better over the game.

    by Royston Lodge

    Like, at the beginning it's very 1982 TRON, and the imagery gets more colourful and higher-rez as we get closer to 1989.<p> Like, what if the game takes place while the Computer World is still a work-in-progress that Flynn is still tinkering with.<p> What if Flynn is trapped inside the Computer World BEFORE he was finished programming it, so there are unfinished bits.<p> Sorta like the blank spots you can sometimes find in World of Warcraft if you look hard enough (and before Blizzard closes the trails to the blank spots).

  • May 19, 2010, 6:17 p.m. CST

    No Red Dead Redemption news? I'm out

    by I_shot_Cyrus

  • May 19, 2010, 6:38 p.m. CST

    Who the fuck is D-son?

    by King_Knut

    Do you mean Danielsan? Muppets.

  • May 19, 2010, 6:43 p.m. CST

    by zer05um

    Gamespot = SLOW download!

  • May 19, 2010, 6:44 p.m. CST

    Totally worthless video

    by AL bino

    So apparently there's a Tron game and it will maybe have movement, fighting, and some light cycles. And this is news? How about some actual game footage? What was the point of this?

  • May 19, 2010, 6:57 p.m. CST

    The concept art looks cool, BUT

    by DoctorZoidberg

    I don't think this game will have anything new. They were acting like character progression is a new concept. Weird.

  • May 19, 2010, 7:20 p.m. CST

    Actually sounds pretty cool

    by Jaka

    Color me excited for the game now, too.

  • May 19, 2010, 7:30 p.m. CST

    Shitty dev = shitty game

    by SlimButNotreally

    the end.

  • May 19, 2010, 8:25 p.m. CST

    28th!!!!

    by Schrodingers_Cock

    My first-ever post to AICN, thought I should declare I'm 28th.

  • May 19, 2010, 9:07 p.m. CST

    LIGHT CYCLES!!

    by LT Weezie

    We can remember playing the arcade game Tron, back when the storied original film was released...it was an awesome game, and we even tried to locate one to buy it. I hope this game will reflect the vast improvements in technology and hope my computer can handle it!

  • May 19, 2010, 9:52 p.m. CST

    Thoughts? Neat.

    by ATARI

  • May 19, 2010, 10:09 p.m. CST

    Royston Lodge should be...

    by Inexplicable_Nuclear_Balls

    The lead designer for this game. That's a great idea you have, and I'm sure we won't get anything like that. Doesn't matter for me anyways... I get motion-sick playing modern first-person games (yes, I am that much of a pussy).

  • May 19, 2010, 10:23 p.m. CST

    LT Weezie, Tron consoles on ebay all the time

    by Jaka

    I've thought about buying one in the past more than once. They're never really that expensive, but the shipping costs have always been huge. There's at least one on there right now, as a matter of fact.

  • May 19, 2010, 10:30 p.m. CST

    Buying it for the PS3!

    by calloway98

    I am all over this game like light on a cycle!

  • May 19, 2010, 11:12 p.m. CST

    People holding microphones...

    by BiggusDickus

    Is there any need for this ridiculous throwback to radio? Sorry, but people holding a microphone towards the person they're interviewing when there'a a boom mike recording the whole thing just reeks of pointless stupidity. Like laughter tracks or music on pornos. What's the point?<p>Game lloks ok though, but then again, they all do a t first glance. Name me one movie game that's any good...

  • May 19, 2010, 11:13 p.m. CST

    'lloks' is Welsh for 'looks' BTW...

    by BiggusDickus

  • May 20, 2010, midnight CST

    FIRST LOOK = FAT GUY TALKING

    by J-Dizzle

    What kind of "first look" is that supposed to be? I was expecting video of the gameplay or perhaps a trailer like the one at the VGAs.

  • May 20, 2010, 12:51 a.m. CST

    I always play Tron and Discs of Tron when I go to Disney Quest.

    by disfigurehead

  • May 20, 2010, 1:09 a.m. CST

    I've been burned by so many movie games

    by RPLocke

    That I just don't care to play another one. I think the game for Revenge of the Sith was the last game I played.

  • May 20, 2010, 4:05 a.m. CST

    Deadly Discs

    by Darth Scourge

    Man, I still play Tron Deadly Discs on the Intellivision! Those were the days.

  • May 20, 2010, 4:55 a.m. CST

    LOL Intuhvieeeew.

    by TheWaqman

    Did anybody laugh when they heard that at the start?

  • May 20, 2010, 6 a.m. CST

    WTF?

    by Mastidon

    No Wii version?

  • May 20, 2010, 7:36 a.m. CST

    I AM the bridge from 1982 to 2010

    by ricarleite2

    And I get sadder and sadder everytime I look in the mirror. We will all rot and die. ROT AND DIE.

  • May 20, 2010, 9:38 a.m. CST

    so the new Tron game is

    by smackfu

    two fat guys talking infront of a motorcycle?

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