It's probably not surprising to see old franchises being resurrected on the 3DS, nor is it to see classic films getting the video game adaptation treatment, the latter of which is exactly what Majesco Entertainment has up its sleeve.

The publisher has announced that a new game based on the 1975 Steven Spielberg film Jaws is in the works, due to be released on the Wii and 3DS. The Wii version of Jaws: Ultimate Predator is being developed by Tectonic Studios, a subsidiary of Collision Studios which brought Brave: A Warrior's Tale and the Jillian Michaels Fitness Ultimatum series to the Wii. The 3DS version will be handled by n-Space, the studio behind Call of Duty: Black Ops and GoldenEye 007. Both instalments are executive-produced by Microprose (formerly known as Interactive Game Group).

Set 35 years after the events of the film, the game puts players in the role of the famous great white shark as they defend their watery territory. 3DS gamers will be tasked with defeating an army of shark hunters by utilising attack combinations with vicious-sounding names like Feeding Frenzy and Corkscrew Shred. The touch screen will also enable players to ram, bite and dodge enemies.

Wii gamers can look forward to more of the same action, with 20 different advanced attack combinations available. It's not just pesky interlopers that will have to be dealt with as hunting and killing prey will be important aspects of the game too. With environments set in Hawaii, the Great Barrier Reef and Amity Island, players will have to make sure their Rage Meter is filled-up adequately if they are going to take on bosses like the Killer Whale, Tiger Shark, and Sea Serpent. Hidden collectables will have to be discovered, and special powerful abilities that deal extra damage will be upgraded.

Back in April, n-Space president Dan O'Leary revealed that the studio has three 3DS games in development, making this the second to be announced so far with Heroes of Ruin being the first.

Jaws: Ultimate Predator is scheduled for release this Fall.