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Pacific Rim game tie-in takes one more giant step toward launch

Xav de Matos, @Xav

Japanese developer Yuke's is one step closer to providing the world with a behemoth brawler based on Guillermo del Toro's coming film Pacific Rim. On Friday, Australia's Office of Film and Literature Classification rated the game for release, listing moderate impact themes and violence, as well as online play for the tie-in. In March, Yuke's announced it had acquired the rights to the film [PDF].

Screenshots posted in a NeoGAF thread suggest the title will be a fighting game – a good fit with the film's premise. Yuke's also developed a game tie-in for the Hugh Jackman vehicle Real Steel, which launched on the Xbox Live Arcade and PlayStation Network to unfavorable reviews.

Platforms for the Pacific Rim title have not been revealed; however, a box shot image on NeoGAF suggests that, like Real Steel, the Pacific Rim game tie-in will launch on digital distribution platforms.

Guillermo del Toro's Pacific Rim explores the near-future conflict between human-controlled robots and massive monsters hell-bent on waging war on humanity and its memories of Neon Genesis Evangelion. The film arrives on July 12 and looks so awesome.

[Image via NeoGAF]

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