Universal Pictures confirmed today the presence of a “supercode,” hidden in Universal Pictures’ The Hulk, currently in theaters. The code unlocks completely new gameplay in Vivendi Universal Games’ Hulk video game, recently released for PC PlayStation 2, Xbox and GameCube.
Hulk fans who correctly identify the code in the movie will be able to play the game as the Hulk as he was originally conceived. In Stan Lee’s 1962 debut comic The Incredible Hulk #1, the big guy was gray rather than green. Printing problems associated with the gray color led Marvel to change his color to green for the second issue.
“The Hulk video game was designed with the goal of rewarding fans who experience both the movie and the game,” says Nicholas Longano, VU Games’ Sr. VP of Marketing. “We created the Gray Hulk bonus gameplay as the ultimate payoff in which the key to the treasure is literally buried in the body of the film.”
The code that unlocks Gray Hulk appears in a scene right before Bruce Banner transforms into the Hulk for the first time. Gamers can unlock the Gray Hulk by entering the code word into any computer terminal in the game.
Additional special game content can be unlocked with a series of passwords related to the film’s plot and characters. Clues can be found online at www.thehulk.com.