Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment announced last summer that along with the Ryan Reynolds Green Lantern film would come the obligatory movie tie-in game. Inspired by the movie, Green Lantern: Rise of the Manhunters is hitting all the major platforms later this year.
Not only will the Green Lantern video game hit the Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 (in 2D and 3D), the Wii and DS, but it will now also mark Warner Bros.’ first title on the Nintendo 3DS.
Earlier today, Warner Bros. and DC Entertainment made the official announcement, confirming that Green Lantern: Rise of the Manhunters will release on the 3DS, alongside the previously confirmed platforms, on June 7th, 10 days before the film hits theaters. With such a limited launch line-up, Nintendo can use all the help it can get with more big name releases on their new device.
The 3DS version of the game is being developed by Griptonite Games, who are also bringing us the DS version, meaning that it’s just a 3D port of the title. From the new cover art below, you can see the more cartoon approach Griptonite is taking on their versions of the game. Warner Bros. is pushing for 3D in their games, as they are with their blockbuster summer films going forward.
From the Green Lantern: Rise of the Manhunters trailer and few screenshots released so far, it’s difficult to gauge the quality of the game. The trailer was weak and the screens unimpressive, so it will come down to gameplay quality, story, the co-op mode and how players can utilize the Green Lantern ring in-game.
The issue with adapting a superhero like Green Lantern or Superman into a playable video game character, is balancing their powers and limitations. Green Lanterns can form anything their mind can conjure up into usable constructs and they possess the ability to fly, even in space.
The 360/PS3 versions are being developed by Double Helix Games and so far, the graphics pale in comparison to Rocksteady’s work on Batman: Arkham Asylum and Batman: Arkham City for which Warner Bros. acquired the studio for.
Ryan Reynolds does lend his voice to lead character, Hal Jordan, in the game. Let’s pray this isn’t another standard movie tie-in, along the lines of the awful Iron Man tie-in games from Sega and Marvel.
If you’re a Green Lantern fan, keep an eye on our sister site Screen Rant for the official release of the second Green Lantern movie trailer which debuts soon.
Green Lantern: Rise of the Manhunters will be available on the DS, 3DS, Wii, Xbox 360 and PS3 on June 7, 2011.