Coming from the thoroughly unexpected pairing of Bithell Games and indie publisher Good Shepherd, John Wick Hex has been announced. It’s a fast-paced strategy game that puts you in the shoes of the titular John Wick, and though there’s no release date for the game, it ought to tie in nicely with the release of the film John Wick: Chapter 3 – Parabellum in May.
Mike Bithell has come a long, long way since making Thomas Was Alone, a cute game about shapes going on an adventure. After the futuristic Robin Hood of Volume, he founded Bithell Games and got to work on a variety of smaller projects, including Subsurface Circular. It’s safe to say that John Wick Hex is the biggest game that he’s tackled yet, at least in terms of the license.
Developed in collaboration with the team behind the film, the strategic element should allow you to construct the ruthlessly efficient action of the movies. You’ll have to unlock weapons, suits and locations through the story, while juggling finite ammo and each gun’s peculiar reload times, strengths and weaknesses.
It’s built around an original story created for the game, featuring a graphic noir art style, and with Ian McShane and Lance Reddick providing voice work.
There’s no release date yet, but when it does come out it will be for consoles and PC and Mac via the Epic Games Store. Expect Steam evangelists to brand their pitchforks in 3, 2, 1…
Source: press release