Apr 8, 2011

GREEN LANTERN: RISE OF THE MANHUNTERS Lets You Sling Ring

It seems Warner Bros. has chosen wisely when it comes to their forthcoming Green Lantern: Rise of the Manhunters video game. Although this is a companion to the film to be released on June 12, the game itself does not follow along with the movie plot like many tie-in games, something that has usually vexed fans in the past. Instead it extends the theatrical experience.

“The storyline is set in the universe of the film but it’s a completely unique storyline. The basic story is, the Manhunters who were built eons ago by the Guardians of the Universe, but were exiled after they decided they wanted to destroy all living beings, have come back to Oa and are attacking Oa for reasons that we’re not quite sure of in the beginning,” explained Mike Donges, Development Director at Double Helix, the creator of the XBOX 360 and Playstation 3 versions of the game.

“Hal starts off as trying to save Oa from the onslaught of the Manhunters. It’s about his discovery about what’s actually going on and getting to the bottom of it, trying to find out who’s behind all of this mayhem,” he said.

I got the chance to demo both the Playstation 3 and Nintendo 3DS versions of the game at WonderCon last weekend. Head over to Newsarama to check out my report.

2 comments:

borky said...

Unfortunately, I'm almost hostile to the film before I've even seen it, having accidentally stumbled on that youtube Green Lantern mock-up, depicting Nathan Fillion as GL.

I was so convinced Fillion was perfect as Hal Jordan, I completely brushed aside the 'trivial' fact the blue skinned Guardian was clearly Commander Shran from Star Trek: Enterprise!

Having just watched the game preview over at Newsarama, I hold out even less hopes for the Ryan Reynolds version, (but he can always go back to flogging Hugo Boss!).

Having read the article itself, I didn't get any sense you were particularly overwhelmed by the game, either - but don't respond to that: I understand your approach is to report, rather than outright critque.

But here's a thought - unless someone's already had it! - why don't they make a sentient super computer a Green Lantern, and call it HAL(!) 9000?

OrigamiGirl said...

I feel exactly the same as borky above. I wanted to see Nathan play the part from that fake trailer (kudos to the guy who made it) and was pretty disappointed that it wasn't real. The trailers haven't really boosted my confidence. It all looks a bit silly so I cant really believe the game will be much better.