[UPDATE] Bethesda to publish Wet
Wet, left homeless after the Activision-Vivendi merger, has finally found a home, according to Famitsu and several retailers. Bethesda Softworks is jumping into the deep end by picking up the publishing rights to A2M's acrobatic Wet.
Indeed, it's an unusual game to add to the Bethesda catalog, which is generally limited to self-developed role-playing games like Elder Scrolls and Fallout. Still, we're glad someone is willing to help fund and promote this stylish game.
Wet tells the story of Rubi, an acrobatic gun-for-hire. When she agrees to help a wealthy man find and bring back his wayward son, all hell breaks loose and the tables are turned, as the man who hired her isn't who he appeared to be. Now Rubi's on the run, needing to find the man who left her for dead and leaving a massive body count in her wake.
UPDATE: Bethesda confirmed today that it will publish Wet, the upcoming action game in development for the PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 from Artificial Mind and Movement (A2M). The game is currently set for a Fall 2009 release.
Featuring acrobatics, gun play and sword kills, Wet is a stylized third-person shooter that allows gamers to engage in combat while sliding along floors, running on walls, performing flips and defeating enemies with dual pistols and a samurai sword.
“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.”
Check back for more news on Wet later on in the year.