Men In Black Game To Blast Into 2012

A Men In Black video game is due out in the first half of 2012 to coincide with the release of a new Men In Black movie, Activision and Columbia Pictures said this morning.

The title will reportedly, in keeping with the spirit of the franchise, feature "action-packed, yet light-hearted gameplay mixed with edge-of-your-seat shooting excitement from the universe's most elite peacekeeping force," according to Activision.

"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," stated David Oxford, Executive Vice President of Activision.

According to the publisher, the game will be available for "consoles and handhelds" on launch, though details on which exact platforms those will be have not yet been announced. The title is not yet rated.

The game will coincide with the release of the franchise's next film, Men In Black III, also slated for the first half of 2012.

The title is set to borrow from the films' "unique blend of action, humour and eye-popping special effects" to create the gameplay experience. Men In Black will feature an original story with new characters, as well as some familiar faces from the franchise's history.

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."

More details on gameplay features and characters will reportedly be revealed soon.


    No Tommy Lee Jones and Will smith, they MADE that movie.

    Could those over-used quotes reak any more of the game's marketing department touch? Seriously you could change the game title and this would work for any movie game ever made.

    It's a shame it takes a movie to get a franchise like this brought to consoles. The PSX Men in Black wasn't fantastic (from what I remember it was Resident Evil minus the zombies), but a game set in the MiB universe that was free to be developed on it's own schedule actually sounds pretty appealing to me.

    I love the pathetic soundbytes that the activision executives parrot daily. Keep pushing the envelope you beasts. LoL

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