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Hello Games unveils Joe Danger sequel

Joe Danger: The Movie at gamescom.

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UK indie developer Hello Games has unveiled the sequel to last year's cute PlayStation 3 stunt bike platform game Joe Danger.

Going by the working title of Joe Danger: The Movie, the new game is targeting multiple formats and will be playable at gamescom in Germany next week.

Check out the teaser image below for more details and hints at new content.

"It's kind of a sequel to Joe Danger, but it's also something entirely new," Hello Games boss Sean Murray told Eurogamer this week.

"I guess I would say that the entire gameplay experience of Joe Danger on PSN would be just one short scene in this new game.

Is that a jetpack? YES!

"We've kind of gone a bit crazy in terms of ideas and scope, or at least I really hope we have. If you liked Joe Danger, then I think it's going to rock your world. Even if you didn't like it though, this is different enough that we might just win you over. That's the idea, but like I say, no one has seen it yet!"

Joe has become a success by the end of the first game. The Movie starts with him becoming a Hollywood stuntman. "Picture every film you've ever loved as a kid, from Labyrinth to Karate Kid to Robocop, all cut together into some crazy montage, and that's basically the script for our game," added Murray.

"The way I think about it, we're making a game for every person who's ever come out of the cinema, made a gun with their fingers and done some pretend fly kicks."

Murray said that Hello isn't ready to talk about platforms or a release date yet, but it sounds as though seeing the game in Germany should clear things up a little.

"We're not able to talk about platforms yet, but I reckon we will reach a much larger audience than PSN this time. That's the plan," he said.

"Fingers crossed we'll also have other platforms/versions on show at gamescom, some that will be a bit of a surprise."

Check out our Joe Danger review to see what all the fuss was about last time, and look out for more on Joe Danger: The Movie very soon.

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