Bithell Games, studio of Mike Bithell of Thomas Was Alone and Volume fame, has announced it’s teaming up with Good Shepard Entertainment and Lionsgate Films to work on an official game set in the John Wick universe just in time for the release of the third film in the series Entitled John Wick Hex, the game is set to be ‘a fast paced action-orientated strategy game’ where you take on the mantle of the titular assassin by choosing each action and attack you make, being mindful of your resources to not leave yourself in a bind when it’s your enemies’ turn to act. The fight scenes have actually been developed in cooperation with the actual creative and stunt teams from the movie for added authenticity.
Today Lionsgate and publisher Good Shepherd Entertainment have announced John Wick Hex, a strategy game based on the titular hitman, coming exclusively to the Epic Games Store for PC and Mac at launch with a console release planned for a later date.
Created in close cooperation with the creative teams behind the films, John Wick Hex is fight-choreographed chess brought to life as a video game, capturing the series’ signature gun fu style while expanding its story universe. Players must choose every action and attack they make, while considering their immediate cost and consequences. Every move in John Wick Hex feels like a scene from the movies, and every fight contributes to your progress on the job and requires precise strategic thinking. Perform well and progress in the main story mode (which features an original story created for the game) to unlock new weapons, suit options and locations. Each weapon changes up the tactics you’ll use and the manner in which you’ll play. Ammo is finite and realistically simulated, so time your reloads and make the most of weapons you scavenge on the job. John Wick Hex complements the style of the films with a unique graphic noir art design and features the world class voice talents of Ian McShane and Lance Reddick amongst its stellar cast, with more to be revealed later.