Today, Electronic Arts announced that it is planning to release a video game based on the upcoming G.I. Joe film. The game will be released during the summer along with the movie.
Electronic Arts Inc. today announced that development is underway to bring Hasbro’s legendary G.I. JOE® brand to all major console and handheld gaming platforms in summer 2009 to coincide with the theatrical release of the G.I. JOE: THE RISE OF COBRA live-action movie from Paramount Pictures and Spyglass Entertainment, in association with Hasbro, which opens in theaters August 7, 2009. EA will unveil a “first look” of the G.I. JOE® video game at Hasbro’s Showroom at Toy Fair on February 15-17, 2009 in New York City.
Personally, I hope it is just as good as Street Fighter: The Movie: The Game or Peter Jackson Presents King Kong: The Movie: The Game.
The game will be released on the Xbox 360, PS3, PS2, PSP, Wii, DS, and "mobile devices." What, no PC?!
Hit the jump for some details on the "over-the-top action adventure video game" from the press release.
The G.I. JOE® video game will feature an exclusive storyline that picks up where the live-action movie leaves off, allowing players to re-create and re-live the greatest moments from the film, cartoon series and action figure toy line. The game will feature 12 G.I. JOE® characters, each with unique abilities and weapons. Adding to the adrenaline rush will be an intense single-screen co-op mode allowing two players to easily unite as a team in a classic struggle between good and evil as they work together to defeat the powers of the COBRA organization.
I'm a bit confused by the game's exclusive storyline that takes place after the film, but the ability to recreate the events of the film itself. It's probably just marketing-speak, though.
Expect more details after the game is revealed at Toy Fair on the 15th.