It looks like most of the titles that Activision-Blizzard left out in the cold have found new publishers. Wet
was one of the last titles to be left without a publisher until this morning when Bethesda Software announced that they would be publishing the third person shooter this fall. You play Rubi Malone, a merc for whire who finds herself caught in an operation that goes a bit sideways. As Rubi you'll get to travel the world, explore new places, meet new people, and then kill them in a variety of violent and bloody ways.
Rubi will be voiced by actress Eliza Dushku who is currently starring in Dollhouse and who also starred as Faith, the psycho slayer on Buffy the Vampire slayer.
Bethesda Softworks to Publish WET
for Xbox 360 and PLAYSTATION 3
Innovative Shooter Allows Gamers to “Shoot Anytime, Anywhere”
April 27, 2009 (Rockville, MD) - Bethesda Softworks®, a ZeniMax® Media company, announced today that it will publish WETTM, an innovative action game from Artificial Mind and Movement (A2M). WET, in development for the Xbox 360®video game and entertainment system from Microsoft and PLAYSTATION®3 computer entertainment system, is slated for a Fall 2009 release.
WET is a highly stylized third-person shooter that seamlessly blends acrobatics, gun play, and sword kills. With dual pistols and a samurai sword, you can engage in combat while sliding on floors, running on walls, jumping, flipping, and performing amazing acrobatic moves – leaving a massive body count in your wake.
“We’re very excited about the opportunity to bring WET to all gamers,” said Vlatko Andonov, president of Bethesda Softworks. “Our proven success as a publisher which focuses on select, innovative titles matches up perfectly with WET’s new class of gameplay.”
“We were looking for a publisher who shares and supports our creative vision of bringing a stylized, daring approach to the shooting genre”, said Patrick Fortier, Creative Director at A2M. “With its impressive track record, Bethesda Softworks is the ideal publisher for WET and we are thrilled to be working together.”
WET puts you in the role of Rubi Malone, a gun-for-hire, who has expertise in wetworks – covert operations that get a little messy. As Rubi, you embark on a story full of double crosses and paybacks as you visit locations around the world. Featuring a mix of humor and violence, a unique retro film visual treatment, and an original 70’s-inspired music, WET is a third- person shooter experience unlike any other.
Voicing Rubi Malone is actress Eliza Dushku, star of Fox’s Sci-Fi thriller series “Dollhouse.” Dushku starred in the box office hit “Bring It On” and the television series “Tru Calling.” She is also well-known for her recurring roles on “Buffy the Vampire Slayer” and “Angel.”
For more information about Bethesda Softworks, please visit www.bethsoft.com. WET has not yet been rated by the ESRB.
About Bethesda Softworks
Bethesda Softworks, part of the ZeniMax Media Inc. family of companies, is a premier developer and worldwide publisher of interactive entertainment software and has produced numerous award-winning titles, most recently including critically acclaimed Fallout ® 3, winner of a myriad of 2008 Game of the Year and RPG of the Year awards most notably from Official Xbox Magazine, PC Gamer, IGN, and Gamespy, preceded by the 2006 PC and Xbox 360® Game of the Year and RPG of the Year, The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion®, and the 2002 PC and Xbox® Game of the Year and RPG of the Year, The Elder Scrolls III: Morrowind®. Among Bethesda’s more popular franchises are The Elder Scrolls® series and Fallout®. Its product line spans the sports, racing, RPG, strategy, and action genres. For more information on Bethesda Softworks’ products, visit www.bethsoft.com.
About Artificial Mind and Movement
Based in Montreal, Quebec, Artificial Mind & Movement (A2M) is Canada’s leading independent game developer, employing 500 talented people in Montreal, Quebec and Santiago, Chile. Since 1992, A2M has developed 70 titles across every game platform. Our studios work with the industry’s top publishers and licensors, including Activision Blizzard, Bethesda, Disney, Electronic Arts, Fox, Konami, LucasArt, Viacom and Warner. A2M is committed to producing unparalleled game experiences with original or licensed Intellectual Properties. Over the past three years, A2M has ranked simultaneously amongst the Deloitte Technology Fast 50 and also as Canada’s 50 Best Managed Companies.