Besides reporting lackluster holiday profits and its next-generation console plans, Activision took time today to unveil a game tie-in for the forthcoming film X-Men: The Last Stand. Currently bearing the working title of X-Men: The Official Movie Game, the game is set for release in May for the PC, DS, Xbox, GameCube, PlayStation 2, and Game Boy Advance. It will also be released for the Xbox 360, the first game based on any Marvel Comics property to arrive on a next-generation console. No rating or pricing information was available.
Set between the events of the 2003 hit X2: X-Men United and Last Stand, which is due in theaters May 26, X-Men: The Official Movie Game is an actioner that lets players control three members of the titular superhero team. As the teleportin' German, frosty Yankee Iceman, or Adamantium-blade-totin' Canadian Wolverine, players will battle the forces of HYDRA, an evil pan-continential criminal organization featured in many X-Men comic books. The game will also explain why Nightcrawler, one of the most popular X-Men, will not be appearing in the upcoming feature film, the trailer for which is viewable below.
Players will pick a single hero to play as during the entirety of X-Men: The Official Movie Game, which will feature 28 single-player levels. For details on gameplay and the first screenshots of the game, check out GameSpot's first look at the uncanny adventure.