G.I. Joe: The Rise of COBRA video game COBRA character montage

We’ve previously seen the G.I. Joe character montage in video form, but now IGN comes through from the other side of enemy lines…they’ve posted a brief one minute clip of COBRA agents Baroness, Firefly, and Storm Shadow as playable characters in the upcoming video game.  Check out the embedded video below!

G.I. Joe: The Rise of COBRA cast press conference in the UK

Newsrama has posted an interesting and insightful press conference with the cast from the upcoming G.I. Joe: The Rise of COBRA motion picture where they open up a bit about the production and share a look behind the curtain.  Click here to check it out.

Thanks to HissCommander from The Terror Drome for the heads up!

El Mayimbe from Latino Review RAVES about G.I. Joe: The Rise of COBRA

While he has not written his official review yet, El Mayimbe of Latino Review has seen G.I. Joe: The Rise of COBRA, and cannot stop talking about it through his Twitter feed.  The following quotes are pulled directly from it:

After waiting 25 years, I finally saw the G.I.JOE movie & IT DOES NOT SUCK! I LOVED IT!”

I actually wanna hug Stephen Sommers. The movie was pure escapist fun! This hardened G.I. JOE fanboy gives the movie my blessing.”

Going home to write my review. Its the best ACTION film of the summer. Better than TS, Star Trek, TF2.”

Knowing what a big G.I. Joe fan El Mayimbe is, this is GREAT to hear.  Great.  He’s not in bed with any corporate titans, he bashes things universally, so this is a very welcome review in my mind.  Can’t wait to read the whole thing.

Making the music for G.I. Joe: The Rise of COBRA video game

IGN has posted a very nice in depth article about the music composition for the soon to be released G.I. Joe: The Rise of COBRA video game.  It’s an interesting behind-the-scenes look at how music works within the video game and all of the different steps involved in orchestral production.  Check out the article here, and there’s also some great  video to go along with it.

Thanks to Rich_JJ of the HissTank forums for the info.

Some cool character art and info tidbits at new EA Rise of COBRA site

So if anyone didn’t check out the Electronic Arts site, you really should.  Even if you’re not into video games at all, or if you think the Rise of COBRA game looks silly, there is still plenty to love on the video game themed website.  There’s all sorts of really cool character art, even for characters not yet seen in toy form and some cool bios and other tidbits.  I’ve mirrored a sampling of the art on the site in a small gallery below, but everyone should really check it out for themselves, even if you’re not a big video game person.

EA launches full fledged G.I. Joe: The Rise of COBRA website community

G.I. JOE THE RISE OF COBRA OFFICIAL GAME WEB SITE LAUNCHES TODAY

New Site Charges Fans With the Mission of Picking a Side in the Epic Struggle Between G.I. JOE and COBRA

Today G.I. JOE fans worldwide can head to the recently launched G.I. JOE The Rise of Cobra The Game community web site to declare their allegiance in the epic battle of G.I. JOE and COBRA and set up a “base of operations” to get all the latest news and information on the upcoming video game.  Users can share battle strategies and talk about the game on the EA forums, visit the official G.I. JOE The Rise of Cobra movie site, sign up for the G.I. JOE The Rise of Cobra newsletter to get classified intelligence in real time, get their own G.I. JOE or COBRA badge to show their allegiance on Facebook and MySpace, and battle ninjas and defend their base from COBRA in G.I. JOE mini-games (coming soon).  Fans will also be able to declare their allegiance to G.I. JOE or COBRA by using the site’s faction switcher to customize their G.I. JOE experience while browsing.

G.I. JOE and COBRA operatives who choose to download certain “intel files” from the site will even be awarded with a secret access code to unlock additional top-secret G.I. JOE downloadable content!

The new G.I. JOE The Rise of Cobra community web site is now live at www.GIJOE.EA.com.

G.I. JOE The Rise of Cobra hits stores on August 4th, and will be available for the Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, Wii, PlayStation 2, Nintendo DS, PlayStation Portable (PSP) as well as mobile phones.

Exclusive comic available with $25.00 G.I. Joe purchase from Amazon.com

duke_lamprey_comicJeff reports that Amazon.com has started an offer for a free exclusive comic with the purchase of $25 worth of G.I. Joe product from their online store.  One look at the comic proves that it was the comic originally intended to be released with the Scuba Duke/Lamprey comic pack, and it could be a very neat read and a peek at something that didn’t end up getting published.

Written by Larry Hama, this continuity-vague book just focuses on telling a fun story the same way that many of the other Comic Pack stories did, while exploring these characters in a slightly different way.  To see some details about this offer click here.  The comic listing itself is here.

The features are as follows:

  • Introducing an all-new G.I. JOE™ adventure – inspired by the classic 1980s stories, and with a fresh, contemporary twist!
  • The legendary Larry Hama is back with a never-before-published story featuring some of your favorite characters.
  • Whether you’re a fan from way back, or just discovering the thrill of G.I. JOE vs. COBRA™, this adventure will keep you on the edge of your seat!
  • Exclusive Duke comic book – only at Amazon!
  • Don’t miss the new GI Joe movie!

Two more COBRA Island reviews posted!

Continuing on my week long review project, I have added two more COBRA Island 7-pack reviews, and updated the 25th Anniversary Review page.

Updated information for the G.I. Joe Collectors’ Convention

GIJoeCon.com has been updated with some nice little tidbits of information.  First and foremost, for folks wanting some Rise of COBRA stars to appear at the show, your wish has been granted.  “Heavy Duty” himself, Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje will be appearing at the show in Kansas City!  Click here for full details.  Also check the ever-growing list of convention guests here.

Secondly, there is also a cover preview for the 22-page comic that is slated to be released as part of the Convention set.  Click the thumbnail below for the full version, and check out all other details here.

Joe_Con_Cover

Two NEW clips from G.I. Joe: The Rise of COBRA

Courtesy of TrailerAddict.com, we have two brand new clips from G.I. Joe: The Rise of COBRA to make our Wednesday morning work day a bit more bearable.  Most of the footage is pulled from various other scenes (like the four minute Paris Pursuit clip) but these are in English and there is definitely some new footage, and…well…they’re cool.  Check them out below as well:

The two clips are available at TrailerAddict directly as well, here and here. Just over a week to go!  Cannot WAIT.