As we lead up to Toy Fair 2009, more details are starting to emerge about where the G.I. Joe license is going in 2009 and what to expect from the movie-related merchandise. Businesswire.com chips in with a healthy amount of details regarding the upcoming Electronic Arts video game.
The game plans to hit release to coincide with the film’s debut on August 7th, and will drop for all major video game systems (X-Box 360, PS3, Wii, PS2, PSP, and Nintendo DS). According to the Businesswire.com article:
“…2009 is gearing up to become another watershed milestone in the timeless franchise by introducing even more new ways to engage, immerse and play within the G.I. JOE® universe. 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.”
Sounds like the game is being designed to appeal to as many fanbases as possible. Great news altogether, and a big thanks to Mercer from JoeBattleLines for the heads up!
I thought the old NEW games were pretty good, so maybe GIJOE can beat the curse of the Movie tie-in game. Probably a shooter, hopefully in the vein of X-Men legends. I’ve always wanted a more RTS-ish GIJOE game, though.
(sorry, I meant the old NES games.)