In addition to a major motion picture on the way from Warner Bros. Pictures, fans of the Frank Miller graphic novel, 300, can look forward to a handheld videogame based on the property. Warner Bros. Interactive Ent. and developer Collision Studios teamed up to create 300: March To Glory for Sony’s PSP, which will hit retail in conjunction with the film’s 2007 release.
The game promises to carry on the the style and feel of 300 movie, which is directed by Zack Snyder (Dawn Of The Dead). Like Robert Rodriguez’s adaptation of Miller’s Sin City, 300 employs live-action photography integrated with virtual environments to create a surreal world. The story revolves around the ancient Battle of Thermopylae, in which King Leonidas and 300 Spartans fought to the death against Xerxes and his massive Persian army. Effects for the film are being created by Animal Logic, Hybride Technologies and Hydraulx.
In 300: March To Glory for PSP, players take on the role of King Leonidas and use their sword, spear and shield to lead soldiers in a battle to determine the fate of western civilization. Players can fight both solo and in a phalanx alongside fellow Spartans.
A production blog, video journals, concept art and additional information about the upcoming Warner Bros. movie can be found at http://300themovie.warnerbros.com.