Forthcoming Hindi science-fiction superhero film, Ra.One, is to be turned in to a PSN game. The film stars Shah Rukh Khan and Kareena Kapoor who will lend their voices to the game which will serve as a prequel to the movie. The press release makes the game sound very exciting;
Displaying six unique characters and more than 20 game play environments from the ‘RA.ONE Universe’, the game entails multi-player action levels, including a robust set of assorted game mode options; it allows gamers to participate in infinite numbers of challenging matches.
Excellent PR blurb but what type of game is it? A shooter? Puzzle? Dance? Little can be gathered from the movie plot, which resembles Tron in reverse;
Attempting to connect with his teenage son, a Game Designer creates the ultimate videogame Villain. When the villainous program becomes self-aware, it escapes from the game and kills the father. Now hunted by the digital demon because he’s the only player to ever defeat him, the Boy must extract the game’s hero – designed in his father’s image – from its cyber-world for protection. Together, the unlikely duo bond form a relationship they never shared as father and son while stopping the villain’s plan to enslave the world.
A team from SCEE in London are working on the game and it is due for launch in September in India and ‘Key Markets’.