Good Shepherd Entertainment, Lionsgate, and Mike Bithell have announced that they have teamed together to release John Wick Hex: a “fast-paced, action-oriented strategy game that makes you think and strike like, John Wick”.
John Wick Hex is a timed exclusive for PC and Mac from the Epic Games Store and will also come to consoles at the same time, but the press release does not specify which consoles exactly — we will update this when we know for sure.
Here’s the trailer.
“Created in close cooperation with the creative and stunt teams behind the films, John Wick Hex is fight-choreographed chess brought to life as a video game, capturing the series’ signature gun fu style while expanding its story universe. Players must choose every action and attack they make, while considering their immediate cost and consequences. Every move in John Wick Hex feels like a scene from the movies, and every fight contributes to your progress on the job and requires precise strategic thinking.
Perform well and progress in the main story mode (which features an original story created for the game) to unlock new weapons, suit options and locations. Each weapon changes up the tactics you’ll use and the manner in which you’ll play. Ammo is finite and realistically simulated, so time your reloads and make the most of weapons you scavenge on the job.
John Wick Hex complements the style of the films with a unique graphic noir art design and features the world class voice talents of Ian McShane and Lance Reddick amongst its stellar cast, with more to be revealed later.”
And some screenshots:
While the press release makes mention of this being the first John Wick game on PC or consoles, that’s not strictly true. John Wick Chronicles, published by Starbreeze Studios, released on Steam for VR to mixed reviews. Although the likeness is uncanny to the point where you have to wonder why Lionsgate didn’t pull a Carlton and try to sue Epic, John Wick is not officially in Fortnite, either.
If you’re unfamiliar with Mike Bithell’s work, he’s previously developed Thomas Was Alone, Volume, Subsurface Circular and Quarantine Circular, so Wicky is in some pretty safe hands.
There is no release date for John Wick Hex just yet, but you can keep track of its progress on the official site. John Wick: Chapter 3 — Parabellum hits theaters on May 17th, 2019.