Beware my power, Green Lantern's might

by: John -
You knew that there would be a video game to coincide with the Green Lantern movie and here's that announcement. Warner Bros. announced that Green Lantern: Rise of the Manhunters will be out for the summer of 2011 and be inspired by the film.

One of the challenges with a Green Lantern game is that GL's power is based on his imagination and he can create pretty much anything as long as the ring has power. Of course, you're going to have to do some limiting of what can be constructed and so forth but we'll see how Warner's does with this IP.

If they can make a great Batman game, there's hope for a good Green Lantern game. Double Helix has a big task ahead of them though but we got a while before the game hits the store shelves.

GREEN LANTERN: RISE OF THE MANHUNTERS

Players Continue the Adventures of the Green Lantern Film

On Xbox 360®, PlayStation® 3, Wii™ and Nintendo DS™

Burbank, Calif. – July 23, 2010 – Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment and DC Entertainment today announced Green Lantern: Rise of the Manhunters an action-adventure title that will be available in conjunction with Warner Bros. Pictures’ epic superhero feature film Green Lantern scheduled for release Summer 2011. The game will be available for Xbox 360® video game and entertainment system from Microsoft, PlayStation® 3 computer entertainment system, Wii™ and Nintendo DS™ and delivers an immersive experience for Green Lantern fans that the entire family will enjoy.

Green Lantern: Rise of the Manhunters is inspired by the feature film, which brings the enduringly popular DC Comics Super Hero to the big screen for the first time and which stars Ryan Reynolds in the title role as Hal Jordan, the newest member of the Green Lantern Corps. In the videogame players will utilize over a dozen constructs and take flight across the deepest parts of the Universe to restore intergalactic order by wielding the ultimate weapon: the Green Lantern power ring.

“Green Lantern: Rise of the Manhunters gives players the chance to experience the world of the Green Lantern mythology in an interactive way, going beyond the events of the film and comic books,” said Samantha Ryan, Senior Vice President, Production and Development, Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment. “The game is the first to center around DC Comics’ Green Lantern franchise and we’re excited to give fans the opportunity to experience the power of the ring with engaging gameplay.”

Green Lantern: Rise of the Manhunters is in development for Xbox 360, PlayStation 3 and Wii by Double Helix Games and for Nintendo DS by Griptonite Games.
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