Green Lantern game due June 7

WBIE's ring-powered superhero swooping onto 3DS, PS3, 360 in 3D shortly before film debut; 2D Wii, DS installments also en route.

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.

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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."

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Darth_Tyrranus
Darth_Tyrranus

I love Green Lantern (I'm reading Brightest Day right now), but this game with probably be trash due to the fact that it is based off of a movie.

wyan_
wyan_

Who gave this game the green light?

kvan33
kvan33

Hmm, a dude running around with a skin-tight suit and a glowy ring. Sounds like a FAB-u-lous game! *snaps fingers*

Henninger
Henninger

I'll play it only cuz i cant remember any Green Lantern game from the years past.

Darth_Nater307
Darth_Nater307

Oh joy, another crappy movie based tie-in. Pass.

warhawk-geeby
warhawk-geeby

Totally got the wrong idea when I read 'Manhunters'.. I thought for a moment it was a game focused on all the ladies out there ever wronged by men. I reckon this game will suck ass. There's no gameplay and it's a movie tie-in. Shame really though, like with most tie-ins they could actually make a decent game if given enough time/budget.

Viva_La_Connor
Viva_La_Connor

i hope this game does well purely because i would love to see someone make a great Green Lantern game as it is an area that hasn't been done in video games. I would love to play a GL game because if its made right it could be incredible! IF its made right!

Drakkengoth
Drakkengoth

After that trailer, I shall deny this game my attention.

smoke_dog_4ever
smoke_dog_4ever

Sweet! Another crappy video game based off of a comic book movie! Maybe they should take a more conservative approach... if they're going to insist on making video game tie-ins maybe they should make them 2D side scrollers. Those kinds of games have been coming back in style lately, and they're cheaper to produce, meaning you aren't as likely to damn the developer to studio closings when their craptastic 3D game sells horribly.

TheTHCGamer
TheTHCGamer

The movie looks stupid and most if not all movie games are garbage. Ryan Reynolds looks ridiculous wouldve rather him just play Deadpool but instead we get green lantern.

Richardthe3rd
Richardthe3rd

A good Green Lantern game would probably do very well. A movie tie-in Green Lantern game will probably turn out to be pile of trash. It's too bad.

Jurassic85
Jurassic85

I will only buy this game if it has a mediocre online multiplayer tacked on at the last minute /sarcasm

toddx77
toddx77

@weisguy119 I would love a green lantern style AA game. It would be awesome if it could be based on the sinestro corps war story line.

oneligas
oneligas

super hero movie video games should come wrapped in a six pack like beer cause the kill as many brain cells and are that cheaply made any way

LiveByMeDieByMe
LiveByMeDieByMe

I enjoyed the iron man movie games, i think i will do with this one what i did with those.... wait until i can get it for $20 or less. The iron man movie games were decent $20 titles

weisguy119
weisguy119

Movie tie-in = instant garbage. Big PASS on this one. If someone wants to make a well-made (I'm looking at you, Batman: Arkham Asylum) Green Lantern game, I'd be all over it.

dasboy1
dasboy1

I have a question why doesn't some game company actually buy rights to these super heroes and make them good games, if a good game was made for each awesome superhero then that company would have awesome sales people who play games read comics. If they make a good game out of a comic it will sell well, look at batman nothing then rocksteady makes an awesome batman game then it gets game of the year granted not every comic has the depth of batman but still.

Jak_Napier
Jak_Napier

not promising much from this game.. i have yet to be slightly amused with movie-based title videogames. As sad as it is, i think everyone else here agree's with me that this game wont be too promising.

DarthVeng_basic
DarthVeng_basic

Ugh, more movie tie in games. Completely worthless and a waste of time and money.

Nihonjinjanai
Nihonjinjanai

I'm still waiting for The Green Hornet game.

koospetoors
koospetoors

Whats with the recent slew of major movie game announcements in the news section? I thought they were usually so horrible most people would just wish they never even existed....

rossguyy94
rossguyy94

Green Lantern, not a lot of people know who he is but long ago ;P In the old comics he was pretty sweet. They could actually go somewhere with this game. The green lanterns use the ring and their imagination to conjure up things to use so if they make it so you can make stuff and fight with it that would be sick.

DiscGuru101
DiscGuru101

We can only hope it'll be the exception to the rule for movie games. But, I seriously doubt it.

Rocker6
Rocker6

LOL,I never heard of Green Lantern :D

KC_Hokie
KC_Hokie

The Green Lantern looks like an awful movie. I literally laughed after I saw a trailer in theaters. A game based on that will be horrendous.

firehawk998
firehawk998

@PixelAddict :- yeah that was another great example. At least WB and DC took and risk and look what happened. Man wished Marvel did the same thing. I really want a game based around The Infinity Gauntlet storyline.

PixelAddict
PixelAddict

@firehawk998 I agree. Don't forget High Moon's Transformers: War for Cybertron. Another great title that could have been made terrible by tying it to last year's TF movie. I liked the movie, mind you, but tie-ins just don't work out. Seems to me when devs are forced to hit release dates coinciding with their movies, it leaves little room for error. And as we all know, these games need time, multiple iterations, and bug exterminators in order to make a solid product.

firehawk998
firehawk998

Man WB did a a great thing when they didnt allow the Batman game based on the movie THE DARK KNIGHT they instead took a risk by allowing Rocksteady to create a Batman game from scratch. The risk paid off. I really thought that the same scenario will happen again. Oh well once Rocksteady wishes making BATMAN : AA hopefully they will do a game about the Blackest Night

Ranma_X_basic
Ranma_X_basic

While i wouldn't mind seeing the Green Lantern movie i'm on the fench about a Game Tie-in. personally i wish Rocksteady were working on this game since they did an outstanding job with Arkham Asylum (and the upcoming sequel). maybe when the price hits around twenty or thirty dollars i'll buy it since games based on movies often fail.

Namgis
Namgis

Seeing the flick. Passing on the game. Sounds just like an excuse to use 3D. I could be wrong, but I doubt it.

dynomitemasta
dynomitemasta

I can't believe it.... another mustard movie tie in. I have bought too many of these.

pokecharm
pokecharm

stoked about the movie, might get the game once the price drops ;)

zzamaro
zzamaro

PSP is once again lucky. Neither the captain amerian or this game will be on the PSP.

xaos
xaos

I can't imagine a game that could well represent the essence of how the power ring works

macabre190788
macabre190788

I hope I'm not the only one looking forward to the movie. Game will probably suck, but might, just might get it, most likely when it drops in price due to me being a GL fan.