With Warner Bros.’ new action-packed supernatural thriller set to bring fire and brimstone to North American theaters on Friday, video game makers THQ Inc. and Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment today announced the release of Constantine for PlayStation 2 and Xbox. Developed by Bits Studios, the game is based on the big-screen adaptation of the DC Comics/Vertigo Hellblazer graphic novels.
The Constantine game promises to deliver all the dark thrills and chills of the highly anticipated film starring Keanu Reeves and Rachel Weisz from Universals Mummy movies. Gamers are cast as irreverent, mystic detective John Constantine as he embarks on an investigation in a world of demons and angels that exists just beneath the landscape of contemporary Los Angeles. Caught up in a series of catastrophic events, the player must seek out and destroy pure evil before peace on Earth is destroyed forever.
“The dark and intense feel of the Constantine film provides a perfect backdrop for the action-packed game,” says Jason Hall, senior VP of Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment. “This game allows players to truly be John Constantine and encounter all of the challenges he faces with an incredible arsenal of artifacts and incantations.”
Directed by popular music video helmer Francis Lawrence, Constantine the movie features lots of digital animation and other visual effects provided by the likes of Tippet Studio, CIS Hollywood, Hatch, ESC Ent., Furious FX, Hydraulx, The Farm, Pacific Title and Fantasy II Film Effects. The feature has been receiving positive reviews and looks promising as a hit new film and game franchise.