Men in Black back next year

Activision prepping "genre bending" sci-fi game for spring 2012 release on unspecified platforms; title to hit alongside next feature film in series.

After nearly a decade on the sidelines, the alien-busting Men in Black franchise is coming back to games. Activision today announced that the new Men in Black game will land alongside the third Men in Black film in spring 2012 for consoles and handhelds.

Aliens? Check. Green phasers? Check.

Activision said the new entry in the series looks to deliver "genre bending" action gameplay with shooting elements, while retaining the lighthearted tone and Hollywood production values of the films. Although the game is set to launch alongside the film, its story will be original, featuring "familiar faces" and new adversaries to the MIB universe.

Men in Black is in development at Fun Labs, the studio behind the Cabela and Rapala series and the Activision Value label. The Romanian studio was also behind 2009's Chaotic Shadow Warriors and 2001's Secret Service.

Men in Black's last outing on consoles was in 2002's Men in Black: Alien Escape on the PlayStation 2. That project was developed by Melbourne House and published by Infogrames. For more on the game, check out GameSpot's review of Men in Black: Alien Escape.

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42 comments
SavoyPrime
SavoyPrime

Licensed game + Activision = Garbage

jamesbond2198
jamesbond2198

oh crap funlabs. I had always been looking forward to a good men in black game. But i dont think this will even scrach the glass to a good men in black game

koospetoors
koospetoors

Completely lost interest after reading that its being developed by FunLabs. Yeah this game is going to suck.

_Silent_Jay_
_Silent_Jay_

Did anybody actually read the article? The game's going to suck, but not because it's a movie tie-in. It's going to suck because it's being developed by Fun Labs, the folks behind the Cabela/Rapala games, and the godawful Secret Service game.

hahamanin
hahamanin

@fightingfish18 dont forget the bourne conspiracy i loved the game & wolverine was average too

fightingfish18
fightingfish18

@shravan_perne Believe it or not, I quite liked the Nintendo DS version of Eragon. 360 version was crap. The Punisher is supposed to be good. Several of the console Star Wars games were good. LOTR 2&3 were good on all platforms. MoH Allied Assault was awesome, and it might as well be a game version of Saving Private Ryan.. There are several movie based games that are good, it's just MOST of them that are crap ;)

cr8ive
cr8ive

"Activision said the new entry in the series looks to deliver "genre bending" action gameplay with shooting elements" It's still an FPS no matter how bloody well they try to disguise it

warhawk-geeby
warhawk-geeby

Ohhhh such much promise for this game.. unfortunately though yeah.... It will most definitely suck :(

pakhair
pakhair

@shravan_perne Indeed I can sir X Men Origins : Wolverine, Cars 2 and Captain America : Super Soldier are a few exceptions, a few. Oh and I'm not backing this game up, I'm 90% sure it will be a crappy game

DaIamar
DaIamar

Another the movie the game from craptivision. What could possibly go wrong?

Darth_Tyrranus
Darth_Tyrranus

I was starting to get excited about this game, until I saw that it's just a tie-in to another MIB movie.

Fernin-Ker
Fernin-Ker

Does nobody else know the MiB was a rather cool comic before it was a movie? -_- Base the game closer to the comic, save money on licensing the actors and voices and use it to hire good game makers instead.

shravan_perne
shravan_perne

i was just thinking ... Can somebody remind me of a movie based game which was good ... or atleast average ... ?

Megavideogamer
Megavideogamer

That Men in Black: Alien Escape game was forgettable, Hopefully the next Movie will be better. As for the new Men in Black videogame, It is a rental.

Ladiesman17
Ladiesman17

The movie probably pretty decent, but the game probably pretty crappy... :roll:

Dawg9000
Dawg9000

I find the Men in Black games generally fun. Played the demo of crossfire a ton on Shockwave.com when 2 came out. The PS2 game kicked my ass lol

MJ12-Conspiracy
MJ12-Conspiracy

I'll welcome the film with open arms, it's about time we get a third film..... As for the game, it's Activision and it's going to be based on a film so you know it will suck majorly.....

moviequest14
moviequest14

(IF this is held as an individual game and not just a movie shovelware game that activision is so well known for) I could see quite a bit of potential with a MIB fps-type game! Rumor has it this title will be coming to Vita,3ds,360,and ps3 (though I don't think we can rule out next gens like the wii-u yet).

Sohereiam
Sohereiam

Well I like MIB, but the truth is, when they gonna make a original movie instead of a continuation(again), besides why they don't try to create(the game company) a original game instead of a game based on a movie(again), and what they gonna do after sales being bad, they will blame on piracy(again).

EasyComeEasyGo
EasyComeEasyGo

While were at it, I like to see a brand new Men in Black animation series as well. the Animation series was a good show to watch when I was a teen.

tubaballoonz
tubaballoonz

You know, the thought of a Men In Black game is something I would normally love. This, however... No. Tied to a movie is an automatic 'No'.

ziproy
ziproy

Yea most of those games are terrible. Not looking forward to this sadly

SicklySunStorm
SicklySunStorm

sweet. love the MIB films. the ride at universal is a blast too...

anthonycg
anthonycg

Set phasers to suck! Oops wrong movie...

YoungSinatra25
YoungSinatra25

Cool.. Not about the game of course. Wondering when they'd bring MiB back... Been watching reruns of the cartoon and caught the movie the other day.

Sirbobislost
Sirbobislost

@vochelli 99% of the time I would think the same but the original MiB game on the ps1 (I think) was actually not bad it played a lot like resident evil (pre third person) Although your right its going to suck lol

DrKill09
DrKill09

Men in Black 2 killed the entire series, so no thanks.

FuryX-4
FuryX-4

Its Men in Black: Modern Alienfare 3

toddx77
toddx77

Two things you don't want to hear when it comes to video games: Activision and coming out same time as the movie. Thats how you know its going to suck.

Dreammosaic
Dreammosaic

This doesn't sound like it will end well.

Neo_Sarevok
Neo_Sarevok

At least it's not being developed by Silicon Knights.

vadicta
vadicta

I guess whatever studio ends up drawing the short straw and has to develop this game for Activision an look forward to being closed right after :(

controlfreak25
controlfreak25

I was happy to see this news and thought to myself I was going to buy it first thing, then I saw Activi$ion and my smile went to a frown. Oh well, at least there is another movie and hopefully its good like the last two.

Joedgabe
Joedgabe

I didn't know they were making a new Men in Black movie. *Youtube's trailer*

Barighm
Barighm

I didn't know there was a new movie coming. I'm more excited about that news, despite how poor the second one was, than I am about the game.

vochelli
vochelli

First thought: a Men in Black game, shooting unique aliens with devastating guns; sounds cool. Then read: coming out alongside movie. Second Thought: this will suck.

smoke_dog_4ever
smoke_dog_4ever

Son_of_Bmore, that's disturbing, but your suffering of that brings me laughter :)

Son_of_Bmore
Son_of_Bmore

I saw a bad remake of this movie called"Men in black men" I will never recover from that......the nightmares

Son_of_Bmore
Son_of_Bmore

Hope we don't c a MIB game every yearv now

berethor099
berethor099

Well it's from activision, so it will probably turn out crappy.