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.