He’s big, he’s green and you wouldn’t like him when he’s angry. Now The Hulk is smashing his way to a theater and a game system near you. In advance of the June 20 release of Universal Pictures’ live-action/CG adaptation of the Marvel Comics property, Vivendi Universal Games has begun shipping The Hulk for PC, PlayStation 2, Xbox and GameCube.
Picking up after the events depicted in the film, the game follows troubled scientist Bruce Banner and his enraged alter ego through a smashing action-adventure where everything you see can be destroyed and everything you destroy can be a weapon. Players can master two types of gameplay as either Bruce Banner or The Hulk as they battle lead characters from the film, familiar villains from the Marvel Universe and new enemies created specifically for the game.
As Banner, the player must employ the powers of logic and stealth while struggling to contain the Hulk within in order to successfully complete missions. As the Hulk, the player uses brute strength to navigate 25 highly detailed and immersive environments directly inspired by the film and exclusive to the game.
Developed by Radical Ent., the game also allows players to use codes to unlock special movie and game content. Clues to help identify these codes will be revealed through the gaming website IGN.com beginning June 16 through the film’s opening date on June 20th.
The Hulk on console platforms carries a suggested retail price of $49.99 with the PC version priced at $29.99. The title has been rated “Teen” for violence.
Vivendi has also released a Game Boy Advance version. Developed by Pocket Studios, The Incredible Hulk has players guiding the not-so-jolly green giant through 33 levels and six destructible environments including military compounds, barren deserts, subterranean cities, underground caves, and Earth’s distant future. Gamers will also have to take on complex puzzles as well as hoards of soldiers, tanks, helicopters, jets, cyber-warriors, robots and super-villains. Additionally, multi-player mode via a link cable allows up to five players to go head-to-head in a “Hulkmatch.”
The Incredible Hulk has been rated “Everyone” and is currently available nationwide for a suggested retail price of $29.99