G.I. Joe game announced, tie-in with upcoming movie

G.I. Joe set to invade all major video game platforms in 2009
  • Andy Burt (GamePro)
  • 12 February, 2009 07:24

EA announced today that it will be helming the video game off-shoot of the upcoming G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra movie coming out this August. Promising "an exclusive storyline that picks up where the live-action movie leaves off" and 12 characters to choose from, keep your eyes open for more news as it comes in.

Electronic Arts Inc. announced that development is underway to bring Hasbro's legendary G.I. JOE brand to all major console and handheld gaming platforms in summer 2009 to coincide with the theatrical release of the movie.

"As Hasbro and Paramount Pictures reignite the G.I. JOE property this year with an all-new toy line and film, EA is excited to play a major role in bringing this icon of pop culture history to a new generation of enthusiasts through interactive gaming," said Chip Lange, General Manager and Vice President of EA Hasbro. "G.I. JOE offers exceptionally rich storylines and a cast of characters that lends itself incredibly well to creating an over-the-top action adventure video game that will thrill gamers as well as G.I. JOE fans."

The G.I. JOE video game will feature an exclusive storyline that picks up where the live-action movie leaves off. The game will feature 12 G.I. JOE characters, each with unique abilities and weapons. A single-screen co-op mode will also be featured, allowing two players to unite as a team in the same room. The G.I. JOE video game is under development for Xbox 360 videogame and entertainment system, PLAYSTATION 3 computer entertainment system,