Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment has announced Wanted the game, based on this summer's hit movie starring James McAvoy, Morgan Freeman and Angelina Jolie. The game has been in development at GRIN (Tom Clancy's: Ghost Recon Advanced Warfighter on PC and Bionic Commando) since early 2007 and will be released on consoles and PC later this year.
"Wanted is a film with a fantastic visual style, an in-your-face attitude and edge-of-your-seat action sequences, and moviegoers around the world have resoundingly embraced it," said Bill Kispert, Vice President and General Manager, Interactive, Universal Pictures Digital Platforms Group. "From the time we read the script and saw the film's pre-visual material, it was clear that Wanted was a powerful property - one that was well poised to deliver an engaging gaming experience. We look forward to working closely with the film's creative team to extend Wanted's mythology and to expand the story behind the Fraternity of Assassins."
The third-person action game will feature combat taken from the movie, including curving bullets and Assassin Time. Players will also be able to make use of a multi-layered cover mechanic as they play through a story that picks up where the movie left off.
"Wanted is a striking property with gripping action, which presents strong gaming possibilities," said Martin Tremblay, President, Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment. "Publishing the Wanted game is an excellent opportunity for Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment to team with Universal on a global property with terrific cross-platform potential. Players will get to immerse themselves in the Wanted universe with a stunning visual experience and engaging gameplay."
Wanted the game will be released later this year.
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