Companies are starting to gear up their tie-ins for next summer’s Green Lantern movie, directed by Martin Campbell, and mere hours after getting our first look at Mattel’s Hal Jordan figure, The Daily Blam has gotten their hands on the packaging, synopsis and description for the “Green Lantern: Rise of the Manhunters” game for Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, Wii, and Nintendo DS, which was announced at Comic-Con back in July. The big revelation with the new info is that actor Ryan Reynolds will be providing the voice of Hal Jordan in the game and that you’ll also be able to play as Sinestro.
The cover art for the game (left, photo courtesy The Daily Blam!) is pretty much the same as the teaser poster released over the summer, but the site has reprinted the copy that has been sent out by WB Games to announce the game’s release on June 1, 2011, over two weeks before the movie’s release on June 17.
This is the accompanying synopsis of the game and details about the game’s features:
“The Manhunters are an android race, originally created by the Guardians of the Universe to serve as the first interstellar police force. The Manhunters became more obsessed with administering punishment than serving justice, forcing the Guardians to dissolve their ranks. The few Manhunters that survived fled into exile and the Guardians founded a new elite police force called the Green Lantern Corps and armed its members with specially crafted power rings. Now the Manhunters are back and out for revenge, readying their forces for a war against the Guardians and the Green Lantern Corps. Faced with destruction, the Corps is looking to you as the newest recruit, gifted but cocky test pilot Hal Jordon, to protect peace and preserve justice. Building on the anticipation of Warner Bros.’ feature film Green Lantern, in theaters June 17, 2011, Green Lantern: Rise of the Manhunters includes the likeness and voice talent of Ryan Reynolds as Hal Jordan, who is the star of the upcoming motion picture.”
-Master the Ring: Wield the Green Lantern Power Ring to create a spectacular range of “hard-light” constructs including a gatling gun, giant fists, and much more, all of which can be linked together to form an endless number of combinations.
-Stand Together: Join forces with a friend to play as Hal Jordan or Sinestro to battle the Manhunters, with the ability to drop in or out at will.
-Take Flight: Dodge, blast, and destroy legions of enemies as you soar across the universe in battles of intergalactic scope.
Available for purchase June 1st, 2011
Retail price $59.99