The Boondock Saints missed its mark with critics, but the 1999 film was, and remains, a cult favourite. The tale of style, crime, vigilantism, words you can't say on television, and blood will soon be adapted into a multi-platform game.
G4 spoke with Matt Scibilia, president and CEO of developer Critical Mass Interactive. In that interview, Scibilia confirmed news of the upcoming addition to the Boondock Saints franchise, describing it as "a full-on co-op shooter" for PC, Xbox 360 and potentially PS3.
Scibilia remained vague about details, saying that the game is in too early a stage of development to discuss some elements, but indicated that either a full retail release or an episodic, downloadable form are possible. Further, Scibilia indicated that the goal is not just to throw player control into the film-that-is, but rather to add to the existing world of the story. G4 quotes him saying, "We don't want to do a crap-ass franchise game. We're staying true to the content. We're looking to expand the story, not just retell the franchise," as well as clarifying, "The Boondock Saints characters are so strong — the banter, the relationships between Rocco and the brothers, the Catholicism, that will all be featured in the game."
While there is already a mobile game featuring the film's characters, this upcoming project will be the first time The Boondock Saints have appeared on major gaming consoles.
Critical Mass Interactive is planning to demonstrate the game to press PAX East in April, and are planning a wider reveal at this summer's E3.
Boondock Saints Game A Co-Op Shooter [G4TV.com]