While we were out at GamesCom 2009 in Cologne a week or two ago we had the good fortune to sit down with Rebellion's Head of Art and Design, Tim Jones. Naturally, we quizzed him on the newest Alien versus Predator
game, but we also took the chance to ask him about whether a new Judge Dredd game might be in the works.
Jones was cagey on the issue and seemed hesitant to give any official confirmation, but hinted heavily that an announcement may be coming in the future.
Rebellion, while best known for the AVP
games, has made several games based on the Judge Dredd comics before and actually owns Dredd's publisher, 2000AD after buying the company in 2000.
"Well, there is the announcement that went out recently about a new Judge Dredd film in the works,
" said Jones when we asked him about the possibility.
"There’s not a lot I can say about that right now, but the film is in development and…I really can’t say anything about what we might be doing game-wise at the moment. But…watch this space,
" he said.
There's not a lot known about the next Judge Dredd film, but Rebellion has previously confirmed that it'll be a remake of the original Stallone film - with a videogame tie-in being a logical extension of the brand too. Personally, we hope it's more Rogue Trooper
than Dredd vs. Death
, but let us know your thoughts in the forums
. We'll have the full interview up tomorrow.