Activision is teaming up with Columbia Pictures to bring a new Men In Black game that will coincide with the theatrical release of Men In Black 3. The game will be its own standalone title that will feature “action-packed, yet light-hearted gameplay mixed with edge-of-your-seat shooting excitement from the universe’s most elite peacekeeping force.” The new game is also said to give a historical view on the Men In Black universe, and will feature familiar faces.
“The Men In Black franchise is an unbeatable starting point to deliver a genre-bending gaming experience with a level of production value on par with Hollywood,” said David Oxford, Executive Vice President of Activision Publishing, Inc. Mark Caplan, Vice President of Licensing at Sony Pictures Entertainment, stated, “With Activision bringing the Men In Black universe to life on next gen consoles for the first time, the Men In Black video game will be both familiar to fans, an exciting beginning for the uninitiated, and revolutionary for the franchise.”
No word on whether Will Smith will voice a character or even be included on the game. We can all agree that having Will Smith’s seal of approval would benefit the game immensely. But I have to say, judging by the two screenshots of the game, I can say I’m much excited.
The ‘Men In Black’ videogame is set for a spring 2012 release on consoles and handhelds. Let me know what you think of the series and a videogame version of it.