John Wick is Getting a Strategy Game from the Director of Thomas Was Alone and Volume
John Wick is finally getting a video game, so get ready for some intense…turn-based combat? Yup, John Wick Hex isn’t a shooter or traditional action game, it’s a strategy game from Thomas Was Alone and Volume creator Mike Bithell. Basically, players are presented with various action scenarios, and have plan out the creative way they’re going to get out alive. Just like John himself would! Definitely a unique approach to the material. Check out a trailer for the game, below.
Here’s how publisher Good Shepherd Entertainment describes John Wick hex:
John Wick Hex is a fast-paced, action-oriented strategy game that makes you think and strike like the professional hitman of Lionsgate’s critically acclaimed film franchise. 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 the game 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 the 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 other cast for the game to be revealed later.
John Wick Hex isn’t exactly a graphical showcase, but Mike Bithell is a talented game designer. This may not be the triple-A Wick shooter some may be hoping for, but it should be fun.
John Wick Hex hits PC and unspecified consoles sometime this year. The PC version of the game will be an Epic Games Store exclusive. John Wick: Chapter 3 — Parabellum hits theaters on May 17.