2017 already saw a virtual-reality John Wick came come into the fray, but this time a strategy-based game is coming to PC, Mac and consoles via the Epic Games Store.
The news came courtesy of Good Shepherd Entertainment on the 8th of May, with the game being made by Mike Bithell (the guy behind Volume), called John Wick Hex.
Described as “a fast-paced, action-oriented strategy game that makes you think and strike like, John Wick,” Hex will have an entire new John Wick story that builds on the films that we’ve already seen (and will see).
The press release added:
“Created in close cooperation with the creative and stunt teams behind the films, John Wick Hex is fight-choreographed chess brought to life as a video game, capturing the series’ signature gun fu style while expanding its story universe.
Players must choose every action and attack they make, while considering their immediate cost and consequences. Every move in John Wick Hex feels like a scene from the movies, and every fight contributes to your progress on the job and requires precise strategic thinking.”
It sounds – and looks – like something completely different to what we were expecting. Have a look at the trailer…
I’ll be honest, this looks decent.
But with the world of gaming so saturated with great first-person shooters (and even more not-so-great ones), maybe a game that puts a different spin on relentless killing is something that we needed.
The further you go through the game, the more things you’ll unlock, like guns, other weapons and suit upgrades, while the locations will depend on how you play the game.
Happily, John Wick actors Ian McShane and Lance Reddick will be voicing their characters in Hex, and while Keanu Reeves himself is unconfirmed, we can hope.
Meanwhile, next week, you can see the supposed “last” instalment of the John Wick film franchise, with John Wick: Chapter 3 – Parabellum.
When we last saw him, he had a bounty of $14 million put on his head and now, essentially, every assassin is after him. Not ideal.
Let’s hope things turn out well for him…
Images via Bithell, Lionsgate