Talk about cross-pollination. The mega-bestselling novel The Da Vinci Code is about to become an assuredly mega-blockbuster film this summer, and 2K Games is working with developer The Collective to bring the immensely well-known franchise to the gaming sphere at the same time. For the two or three of you who haven't read the book, the story begins with a simple murder at the Parisian museum the Louvre, but it quickly expands to encompass conspiracies, shadowy groups, and a secret threaded throughout the paintings of the great renaissance master Leonardo Da Vinci.
2K hasn't released a lot of information about the gameplay in the game-version of Da Vinci, though it sounds like a mixture of stealth, driving, and combat will be on offer. You'll be playing as main characters Dr. Robert Langdon and Sophie Neveu as you travel in and around Paris, trying to uncover the plot while evading your pursuers. You'll hit up real-world locations such as the Louvre, St. Sulpice, and Westminster Abbey during your journey, and the game will expand on the narrative of the book by including new events and locations that flesh out the mysterious goings on.
The Da Vinci Code is due out on the PlayStation 2 and Xbox in May. In the meantime, check out some new screenshots on our gamespace.