Robert Rodriguez has announced that he will begin work on Sin City 2 in summer of this year. Exciting news for fans of Frank Miller’s incredible graphic novels, but will we ever see Sin City in game form? Well, we almost did.
Back in 2008 a Sin City game was very much on the horizon and judging by these concept shots it would have looked pretty damned impressive.
California based Red Mile Entertainment licensed Sin City directly from Frank Miller, wanting to “go back to the source material instead of the filtered version that people saw on the big screen” according to Glen Wong, COO of Red Mile. It’s fair to say that the concept art seen here remains very faithful to the books.
Reportedly, Flint Dille and John Zuur Platten were signed to the project. Dille and Platten had previously authored the gameplay script for Chronicles Of Riddick: Escape From Butcher Bay. Dille also authored Dead To Rights.
The game was to be developed by Transmission Games, an Australian dev company best known for sports and action titles, for PS3, PC and X360. Transmission have since closed down and Red Mile were bought out by Canadian based Silver Birch. Sin City: The Game has been lost in the chaos, which is a real shame.
With the right developer and the right treatment, a Sin City game could be a beautiful, cinematic experience. Personally, I’d like to see Rocksteady Studios take this one on, given the incredible work they’ve done with the Batman games. Whaddya say, guys and gals? Fancy taking this one on?
You can read more about the Sin City concept art here.