Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment succeeded not at all in keeping Green Lantern's identity a secret, after the film tie-in's cover was blown a full year before the publisher officially announced the game. Now, WBIE has told audiences exactly when they can see what developer Double Helix has been up to these past couple of years.
Today, WBIE said that gamers can expect Green Lantern: Rise of the Manhunters to arrive for the Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, Wii, DS, and 3DS on June 7. That date falls a week and a half prior to the Ryan Reynolds-led film's June 17 box office bow.
Green Lantern signifies a significant 3D push for WBIE. The game will be the first title from the publisher created for the 3DS, Nintendo's glasses-free 3D-enabled handheld that launches in the US on March 27. That version, along with the regular DS installment, is in development at Griptonite Games.
The Double Helix-developed Xbox 360 and PS3 versions will also be released with glasses- and 3D HDTV-required stereoscopic 3D support. According to its publisher, Green Lantern: Rise of the Manhunters is inspired by the film and sees gamers taking control of the emerald superhero as he and his mentor, Sinestro, take on the Manhunters as part of a bid to "restore intergalactic order."