Warner Bros. is set to have another go at refuelling its Spy Hunter franchise with the smartly named Spy Hunter for 3DS later this year.
It ticks all the right boxes so far — you play the "Agent" and must use a car and weapons to overthrow a terrorist organisation — but of course we all want to know how it'll use the 3DS console's specialist features. Over to Samantha Ryan, senior vice president of production and development at Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment (we imagine her business cards are very wide):
Gamers now have more choice in the transformation and customization with greater hand controls, brilliant graphics and enhanced action cameras.
Greater hand controls? Sign us up when the game's out this fall.
WARNER BROS. INTERACTIVE ENTERTAINMENT ANNOUNCES SPY HUNTER For PlayStation Vita and Nintendo 3DS
The Original Combat Driving Series is More Thrilling and Dangerous than Ever!
BURBANK, Calif. – May 30, 2012 – Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment announces Spy Hunter, a reboot of the legendary combat driving series, specially developed for PlayStation Vita and Nintendo 3DS by TT Fusion. The game will be available this fall.
On the eve of the franchise’s 30th anniversary since the original Spy Hunter was released to arcades in 1983, the new Spy Hunter races forward on its most thrilling and dangerous ride yet. The player once again takes on the role of the “Agent,” the driver of the high-tech G-6155 Interceptor supercar, armed extensively with advanced weaponry, and ready to take on a global terrorist organization set on world domination.
“Spy Hunter’s classic gameplay has been upgraded to give PlayStation Vita and 3DS players a new, adrenaline-charged experience,” said Samantha Ryan, Senior Vice President, Production and Development, Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment. “Gamers now have more choice in the transformation and customization with greater hand controls, brilliant graphics and enhanced action cameras.”
The Interceptor seamlessly transforms from supercar to off-road assault vehicle to speed boat, allowing players to go where they like within the game’s branching mission tracks. Players can choose to outfit and upgrade the Interceptor’s many weapons and high tech gadgets as they like throughout the course of the game. And for the first time, the Agent will have additional support in the form of an unmanned aerial support drone, allowing players to plan their destruction when assaulting enemy agent strongholds. Spy Hunter also features thrilling crash choreography and a camera system that follows the action in slow motion to let players savor the destruction they created.