Spy Hunter Making a Comeback to the PS Vita / 3DS after Years of Waiting
Spy Hunter was a very under rated game on the previous generation consoles and after years of being incognito the game is making a comeback on the current generation handhelds of Sony’s PlayStation Vita and Nintendo’s 3DS. While the game was released way back in 2001 it was still a pretty decent game for its time and the series never saw a proper sequel since then, so it’s good to see it return to the current generation of gaming and hopefully even lead up to a console release.
Spy Hunter is a game that has gone from 2D to 3D and then went silent and disappeared off everyone’s radar among many other forgotten games of the previous generation consoles but now the game is making a come back on the two current generation handhelds for the moment but its making a triumphant return none the less. The game is being published by Warner Bros. and developed by TT Fusion and is being set for a Fall 2012 release.
You can read the full press release below:
BURBANK, Calif.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment announces Spy Hunter, a reboot of the legendary combat driving series, specially developed for PlayStation Vita and Nintendo 3DS by TT Fusion. The game will be available this fall.
On the eve of the franchise’s 30th anniversary since the original Spy Hunter was released to arcades in 1983, the new Spy Hunter races forward on its most thrilling and dangerous ride yet. The player once again takes on the role of the “Agent,” the driver of the high-tech G-6155 Interceptor supercar, armed extensively with advanced weaponry, and ready to take on a global terrorist organization set on world domination.
“Spy Hunter’s classic gameplay has been upgraded to give PlayStation Vita and 3DS players a new, adrenaline-charged experience,” said Samantha Ryan, Senior Vice President, Production and Development, Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment. “Gamers now have more choice in the transformation and customization with greater hand controls, brilliant graphics and enhanced action cameras.”
The Interceptor seamlessly transforms from supercar to off-road assault vehicle to speed boat, allowing players to go where they like within the game’s branching mission tracks. Players can choose to outfit and upgrade the Interceptor’s many weapons and high tech gadgets as they like throughout the course of the game. And for the first time, the Agent will have additional support in the form of an unmanned aerial support drone, allowing players to plan their destruction when assaulting enemy agent strongholds. Spy Hunter also features thrilling crash choreography and a camera system that follows the action in slow motion to let players savor the destruction they created.
About Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment
Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment, a division of Warner Bros. Home Entertainment Group, is a premier worldwide publisher, developer, licensor and distributor of entertainment content for the interactive space across all current and future platforms, including console, handheld and PC-based gaming for both internal and third party game titles.
About TT Fusion
Based in Wilmslow, England, TT Fusion is a BAFTA-winning games development studio responsible for multiple worldwide number-one hit titles. Part of the TT Games Group alongside sister studio Traveller’s Tales, TT Fusion has developed games on all platforms, including LEGO Rock Band (360, PS3, Wii), LEGO Star Wars: The Complete Saga (Nintendo DS), LEGO Batman (Nintendo DS), LEGO Star Wars 3 (Nintendo DS and 3DS) and LEGO Harry Potter: Years 5-7 (Nintendo DS and 3DS, also on Apple iOS).
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