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Activision announces “Men In Black” video game for Spring 2012

To go along with the film release of Men In Black III next Spring, Activision has announced a new Men In Black video game for unnamed “consoles and handhelds”.

Activision didn’t reveal much about the title, other than to say it will remain “true to the spirit of the franchise” and will mix “light-hearted gameplay” with “edge-of-your-seat shooting excitement”. Judging from the screenshots released alongside the announcement it appears that the title will be a third-person shooter.

Full press release and screenshots below:

Activision Announces All-New Men In Black(TM) Video Game – Revealing the Next Chapter of the Global Franchise
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NEW YORK, Oct. 13, 2011 /PRNewswire/ — Activision Publishing, Inc. (Nasdaq: ATVI), in partnership with Columbia Pictures, today announced an all-new Men In Black™ video game, launching as a standalone title to coincide with the global theatrical release of Men In Black III in Spring 2012. True to the spirit of the franchise, the original title will feature action-packed, yet light-hearted gameplay mixed with edge-of-your-seat shooting excitement from the universe’s most elite peacekeeping force.

“The Men In Black franchise is an unbeatable starting point to deliver a genre-bending gaming experience with a level of production value on par with Hollywood,” said David Oxford, Executive Vice President of Activision Publishing, Inc. Mark Caplan, Vice President of Licensing at Sony Pictures Entertainment, stated, “With Activision bringing the Men In Black universe to life on next gen consoles for the first time, the Men In Black video game will be both familiar to fans, an exciting beginning for the uninitiated, and revolutionary for the franchise.”

The films’ unique blend of action, humor, and eye-popping special effects will fuel the Men In Black’s gameplay experience. Utilizing the rich mythology of the Men In Black universe, the game’s original story will build on the history of the series to bring back familiar faces, while also introducing new foes. More details on gameplay features and characters will be revealed soon!

The all-new Men In Black video game is planned to launch Spring 2012 for consoles and handhelds, and is rated “RP” (Rating Pending) by the ESRB. For more information, please visit www.activision.com.

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A gamer since the Intellivision days in the early 80′s, who started writing about and covering the video game industry in 2008. In his spare time he is also a bit of a gun-nut and Star Wars nerd.

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