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Boondock Saints: The Game a co-op shooter

Critical Mass Interactive handling adaptation of 1999 vigilante action film for Xbox 360 and PC, possibly PS3; reveal planned for 2012 Electronic Entertainment Expo.

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The Boondock Saints are making a comeback. Speaking to G4TV, Critical Mass Interactive president and CEO Matt Scibilia revealed that the studio is at work on a "full-on co-op shooter" based on the film for the Xbox 360 and PC.

Boondock Saints: The Game is gunning for a wider E3 2012 reveal.
Boondock Saints: The Game is gunning for a wider E3 2012 reveal.

A PlayStation 3 version of the game is possible, but not confirmed, according to the report.

Scibilia told the site that he wants Boondock Saints: The Game to ship to retail, but conceded that it is too early to tell, and the game may end up being released episodically through digital channels.

As for the story the game will tell, Scibilia said the developer is keen on "staying true to the content" of the film, but is also looking at "expanding the story."

"The Boondock Saints characters are so strong. The banter, the relationships between Rocco and the brothers, the Catholicism, that will all be featured in the game," Scibilia said.

Critical Mass Interactive is also planning a motion comic to accompany the game, according to the site.

Boondock Saints: The Game will be discussed by Critical Mass Interactive and the film's actors at a South by Southwest (SXSW) panel on March 11, before a bigger reveal at the 2012 Electronic Entertainment Expo, which runs June 5-7.

The Boondock Saints was directed by Troy Duffy and stars Sean Patrick Flanery and Norman Reedus as brothers Connor and Murphy McManus, respectively. The film was released in 1999 and follows the brothers as they attempt to rid Boston of evil while being tracked down by FBI agent Paul Smecker (Willem Dafoe).

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