Bourne Conspiracy set for summer release

Gamers can step into the shoes of secret agent Jason Bourne in North America on June 3 and in Europe on June 27.

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Author Robert Ludlum's last Jason Bourne novel, The Bourne Ultimatum, was published in 1990. The film of the same name, the third in a blockbuster trilogy, was released in 2007, with a possible sequel to come.

In the interim, Vivendi Games subsidiary Sierra Entertainment will release Robert Ludlum's The Bourne Conspiracy, a new espionage-action game inspired by both the films and the original novels. First revealed last year, the Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 game was dated today on both sides of the Atlantic, coming to the UK on June 27 and North America on June 3.

Developed by internal shop High Moon Studios (Darkwatch), The Bourne Conspiracy will feature a mix of shooting, hand-to-hand fighting, car chases, and "dramatic escapes." Features include a playable reenactment of a sequence from The Bourne Identity in which you try to evade police cars in a Mini Cooper, and a combat system codesigned by Jeff Imada, the choreographer for the Bourne movies.

Elite secret agent Jason Bourne--played by Matt Damon in the films--will be the playable character in an original story that fleshes out his background and the conspiracy that surrounds him. Damon's voice and likeness won't be used in the game, which is being billed as a complement to the films and novels. However, Tony Gilroy, the Oscar-nominated writer of all three Bourne films, is assisting in the game's "story and character development."

Discussion

39 comments
cell_100
cell_100

mgs4 comes first but this will come straight after big fan of the movies and the fighting looks great kinda beats the crap outta uncharted =P

cell_100
cell_100

mgs4 comes first but this will come straight after big fan of the movies and the fighting looks great kinda beats the crap outta uncharted =P

walrus1
walrus1

going to suck without Damon

Hvac0120
Hvac0120

They should have just thrown in the money to Matt Damon to get him to do the voice. It will be weird for those of us who have only seen the movies and not read the books to hear another persons voice. Here's looking to good combat and a story that is as deep and engrossing as the movies.

waconer
waconer

Looking forward to it but they better not make another crappy movie based game that sucks but the action game im looking forward to is Alpha Protocol

dutch777
dutch777

who cares if another "franchise" is exploited. we are in the buisness of gaming, if they make great games we shall play

Proman84
Proman84

Great, another "franchise" exploited.

Dreski83
Dreski83

can't ever go wrong with more action games :roll: looking forward to it no doubt, but I'm still curious how much it will live up to the 60 dollar price tag...

azzezino
azzezino

Why no Matt Damon? Oh, I remember now...he's f@$#!*g Sarah Silverman.

sniperwolf129
sniperwolf129

played this at play.com live! enjoyed the demo had there seem like gunna be good paced action/stealth game

omrikk87
omrikk87

awesome , thats a good date , for US its perfect almost a month before battlefield bad company , i think this game could really surprise alot of people for good , the fighting mechanics looks superb , cant wait.

sunnystarz
sunnystarz

Matt Damon = Jason Bourne, and Matt Damon is not involved at all in this game.... if u seen any of the Bourne, Mr Damon is one scary man!!! (except in that video with sarah)

khaliln
khaliln

If anyone has read the trilogy, or any of Ludlum's work, they'll know what kind of task it is to translate that genius into another medium. The movies succeeded so well due to the fact that it did not reenact the novels, hopefully the game will add a third dimension to the dynasty. But agree on the poor release date; amidst other blockbuster releases.

NachoPSN
NachoPSN

Not such a smart move. With Metal Gear Solid 4 the next week, and Ninja Gaiden II the same week, they may've picked one of the WORST weeks to release. Don't be surprised if it bombs...

lamprey263
lamprey263

wow, they sure got this game together really quick... maybe too quick

gifteddie
gifteddie

game looks really good. If it gets generally good reviews then I'll get i

re4leonkennedy
re4leonkennedy

The movies were great. I'll probably rent the game. It probably won't be worth buying with all the better games that are coming out this year.

Carlito911
Carlito911

Great, hopefully the game is good. But sorry, June is set for MGS4 completely:).

-GAZA-
-GAZA-

I have a bad feeling this game is going to suck. Which is sad because the movies were fantastic.

The_Rayzor
The_Rayzor

One week before mgs4, I'll probably just rent this one then.

dark_being
dark_being

The game looks... nice... without a PC release I wont be playing it.

VenomRitual
VenomRitual

i wonder how fast his moves will be in the game. i hope they have stealth missions.

newown
newown

I will never forget my enjoyment while watching the film at the cinema :D I don't know what is going to happen to me when I will be playing this game on my HDTV :lol: I'm getting it for sure!

SiLENT_K1LL
SiLENT_K1LL

How can anyone enjoy this game without Matt Damon? I say it's a no go for buying this.

ScottEFresh
ScottEFresh

This game is either going to rock hardcore or suck hardcore...my guess is suck.

HardcoreBunni
HardcoreBunni

From the trailers and the vids, it looks awesome. I'm glad they didn't bring in in Matt Damon: the game would probably be too focused on him and his acting and not the action which is what really matters in the Bourne Trilogy. Now... I hate that USA and Japan always gets games before Europe. Why can't they launch games simultaneously or at least with days difference not months like SSBB or this game.

Miss_Wacy
Miss_Wacy

cool, ill be getting me a import copy for ps3 so aint gotta wait till end of the month to get it here in he uk he he, ive never seen the bourne movies so i got the 3 disc trilogy in the cool metal case so ill be watchin them this weekend :D

mintvilla144
mintvilla144

yeah but at least we got GT5P before the yanks, would rather have that than a bourne game

sanjt
sanjt

Europe gets it almost a month later? Shocker. >.>

HE_is_Dare
HE_is_Dare

@the_fat_gizzuy Yeah getting the people from the films to work on this might help but i can't see how having the choreographer creating the combat system will result in anything as fast paced as the film. I'm guessing button sequences.

the_fat_gizzuy
the_fat_gizzuy

@HE_Is_Dare This is usually pretty true, but with this game, the are actually bringing in some of the people that worked on the movie to work on the game. Plus, they are not just using the movies themselves, from what I hear. They should integrate a little of the books somewhere in there (hopefully Carlos will make an appearance in the game).

HE_is_Dare
HE_is_Dare

Movies - Games Entirely different and don't (usually) work well when mixed. We'll see i guess

Esteban011487
Esteban011487

Wow, Finally a Release Day! I can't wait, I love those movies!.