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Men in Black: Alien Crisis Confirmed for Wii

Posted by Thomas Whitehead

The good guys dress in black, remember that

Another summer blockbuster, another video game spin-off. Many of these movie-based games are of questionable quality, and it's slightly concerning that we're only now finding out about Men in Black: Alien Crisis for Wii, to be published by Activision.

This title will be released on 25th May, the same day that Men in Black 3 arrives in cinemas, and will support the Wii Zapper peripheral. The game will follow its own separate storyline — that will no doubt be related to the movie — and promises shooting and dodging, as well as split-screen and 'hotseat' multiplayer. It sounds like an action-shooter, or potentially an on-rails experience: time will tell, and the press release — including info on the other platform releases as well — is below.

In anticipation of the release of the film Men in Black™ 3, in 3D in cinemas 25th May 2012, Activision today announced that the videogame Men In Black: Alien Crisis™ will hit shelves on 25th May for the PlayStation®3 system with PlayStation®Move support, Xbox 360® video game and entertainment system from Microsoft and the Wii™ system from Nintendo. To maximize ultimate agent gameplay, all versions of the game are compatible with the Top Shot Elite peripheral, the PlayStation®3 version is also compatible with the PlayStation®Move sharp shooter and the Wii version with the Wii Zapper™.

In Men In Black: Alien Crisis, players take on the role as Peter Delacoeur, a MIB Agent in training, assigned to unearth enemy aliens who are planning to destroy planet Earth. With hidden surveillance and stealthy guards on the prowl, players must ambush confidential alien intelligence and stop all alien attacks. Men In Black: Alien Crisis brings exciting, realistic MIB Agent movements as players shoot, and dodge their way through action-packed levels to escape fierce alien assaults. Additionally, all platforms feature two-player split-screen gameplay and four-person “hot-seat” competitive action for awesome friends and family involvement.

To create a completely authentic Men in Black world and tone, Activision aligned with Jeff Gomez and Mark S. Pensavalle’s Starlight Runner Entertainment, Inc. to create the story and script of the upcoming videogame. Starlight Runner, a leading creator and producer of highly successful transmedia franchises, was selected by Sony Pictures to work in concert with the filmmakers to provide a single voice to the Men in Black universe with the upcoming film and related properties.

Men In Black: Alien Crisis will be available 25th May for PlayStation®3 system with PlayStation®Move support, Xbox 360, and Wii. This game is rated PEGI 12+. For more information on the game, please visit www.activision.com.

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User Comments (19)

kkslider5552000

#2

kkslider5552000 said:

No thanks, if I wanted to see a series I really liked turned into a worthless product I'd get...

ok now all of you can finish that sentence with whatever you want.

misswliu81

#7

misswliu81 said:

i have a feeling this will turn out as a disappointment like many movie-based video games. will be keeping out for the review on here.

Reala

#8

Reala said:

this brings me back to the MiB game on PSone, not good memories to say the least.

BulbasaurusRex

#12

BulbasaurusRex said:

A seperate story, an previously unknown playable character (I want to play as Agent J, not some random nobody), and no MotionPlus support despite Playstation Move support are all bad signs.

WingedSnagret

#14

WingedSnagret said:

Another movie, another terrible game. Why do they have to make a (usually) crappy game for every big movie nowadays? I wish there would be more of the opposite, (and yes I'm aware that it has been done before aka Tomb Raider) like a good animated Mario or Zelda movie. I'd go to the theater for that!

TheChosen

#15

TheChosen said:

Eh, I'll give it a benefit of a doubt. Could be good. But then again, Lightgun games are basically just "point and press trigger" and plenty of Wii's shovelware games follow the same easy lines whether its about shooting things, photographing or ballerina dancing..

Kyloctopus

#17

Kyloctopus said:

At least Activision is making it, therefore there is some care put into the development

misswliu81

#19

misswliu81 said:

activision are also making battleship, also due out on the wii, based on the movie that is coming out in a few weeks. so, it seems men in black isn't the only game of this type coming out on the console.

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