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Video games based on their movie counter-parts have never really succeeded or matched a gamer’s expectation. That may all change this year with the release of Green Lantern: Rise of the Manhunters coming out on July 1, 2011. Not only will Green Lantern star Ryan Reynolds‘ voice and likeness be used in the game, but it will be a mulit-platform release. This is the only game where you can be Hal Jordan without spending a ton of money making the costume. As for now though it is unconfirmed as to wether or not any other stars will be involved in the game.

As for the official storyline to ‘Rise of The Manhunters’ Warner Bros. commented:

“An android race, originally created by the Guardians of the Universe to serve as the first interstellar police force. The Manhunters became more obsessed with administering punishment than serving justice, forcing the Guardians to dissolve their ranks. The few Manhunters that survived fled into exile and the Guardians founded a new elite police force called the Green Lantern Corps and armed its members with specially crafted power rings. Now the Manhunters are back and out for revenge, readying their forces for a war against the Guardians and the Green Lantern Corps. Faced with destruction, the Corps is looking to you as the newest recruit, gifted but cocky test pilot Hal Jordon, to protect peace and preserve justice.”

Taking on the universe’s first guardians, with a grudge bigger than Kilowog’s stomach, that must be a challenge for Hal Jordan. Luckly he has was of taking down these walking tin cans:

  • Master the Ring: Wield the Green Lantern Power Ring to create a spectacular range of “hard-light” constructs including a gatling gun, giant fists, and much more, all of which can be linked together to form an endless number of combinations.
  • Stand Together: Join forces with a friend to play as Hal Jordan or Sinestro to battle the Manhunters, with the ability to drop in or out at will.
  • Take Flight: Dodge, blast, and destroy legions of enemies as you soar across the universe in battles of intergalactic scope.

This might be along the lines of another Iron Man game, minus all the armor but there may still be hope. With all the hype surrounding this big budget DC comic book gone Hollywood ‘Green Lantern: Rise of The Manhunter’ might just overcome the fear of being a bad movie tie-in. What are your thoughts on Green Lantern going console?

Via: Geek Tyrant

Category: Comics, Videogames

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