"Soon" means “timed to the theatrical release.”

Hunger Games: Girl on Fire sounds about as good as it looks. This afternoon, we nabbed a few in-game images of the runner-meets-shooter for our audience's viewing pleasure. Girl on Fire, is of course, the "teaser" tie-in to the upcoming Hunger Games flick, which is based on the first book in a massively popular book trilogy. We've been advised that the events in this game will actually take place "towards the beginning" of the series.

Right, the images. Below, we've got an actual in-game look of lead protagonist Katniss Everdeen, as well as a shot of a level. Adam Saltsman, a member of the indie dream team heading up the title, describes Girl on Fire as a runner-y, shooter-y kind of thing. Like us, we think you'll understand the categorization immediately after peering at the level specifically.

Katniss in 16-bit. Gotta love how Lionsgate decided to go indie.

We had a Pitfall flashback when we first looked at this.

  • http://coderkid.co.cc/ Matt Curtis

    The art style one those two screens are noticeably different - is one actually in-game, and the other concept art?

    • http://jamesgecko.com/ James

      I'm guessing that the big image was the original art, and then they drew over it, using it as a guide to produce the pixel art. It's not an uncommon practice when making games with low-fi graphics; it's easier to work out the look when you don't have to worry about every individual pixel.

      So yeah, concept art. :3

  • Etienne Pelletier

    I don't know much about/anything at all about these books but they seem to be all the rage. It seems like Battle Royale? Regardless, these two little screenshots look awesome and if there's any of that sweet looking lighting in the second screenshot this game will definitely be a nice thing to look at.

    • Jacob Gehman

      Yeah, there is definitely an element of Battle Royale to the books. A lot of the elements the elements are fairly obvious references to other things. But the author does a fairly good job of pulling it all together into its own cohesive whole.

      • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100003350897588 Maria El

        THANK YOU! Finally, someone understands. 

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_5FLRQI2X2LU3IHMCG7HEAEFD5I Cat Astrophy

    lol, 
    Katniss Everdeen? Sounds like it came out of some cliche RPG name generator

    • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=7609491 Tim Churchill

      What's cliche about it?  I haven't even heard of the name Katniss before I read The Hunger Games...

      • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_5FLRQI2X2LU3IHMCG7HEAEFD5I Cat Astrophy

        It's about coming up with some random syllables of names you'll never hear in real life. They're often two words for the first name two words for the last name with some letters changed around with others that have the same or similar sound.

        How are we supposed to identify with a character when most (Japanese) RPGs often come up with such outlandish names? Look at Skyrim, Mass Effect, RDR...Western RPGs know how to give people non-wacky names.

      • David Original

         Come on guys. Katniss is an plant. Her sister is named Primrose. Guess what primrose is? Come on, guess.

    • BiscuitCookie

       Unlike names created from RPG generators, there is actual meaning behind her name, as with all the other characters in the book. Cheesy sounding or not, they are definitely not cliche RPG names. The name Katniss is unique and will easily identify the character instead of having to compete for attention with someone who has a similar/same name.

      Not to mention, the juxtaposition of ridiculousness and the brutal is prominent throughout the series. Capitol fashion v.s. clothes of the 12 districts, for example.