Electronic Arts announced today that development is underway to bring Hasbro’s G.I. Joe brand to all major console and handheld gaming platforms this summer to coincide with the theatrical release of the G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra live-action movie from Paramount Pictures and Spyglass Entertainment, in association with Hasbro, which opens in theaters August 7, 2009. EA will unveil a “first look” of the G.I. JOE video game at Hasbro’s Showroom at Toy Fair this weekend, February 15-17, 2009 in New York City, and yes, I’ll be there to see what’s in store first-hand.
The G.I. JOE video game will feature an exclusive storyline that picks up where the live-action movie leaves off, allowing players to re-create and re-live the greatest moments from the film, cartoon series and action figure toy line. The game will feature 12 G.I. JOE characters, each with unique abilities and weapons. Adding to the adrenaline rush will be an intense single-screen co-op mode allowing two players to easily unite as a team in a classic struggle between good and evil as they work together to defeat the powers of the COBRA organization. The G.I. JOE video game is under development for Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, Wii, PlayStation 2, PSP, Nintendo DS, and mobile devices.
Paramount Pictures presents a Stephen Sommers film – G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra starring Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje, Christopher Eccleston, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Byung Hun Lee, Sienna Miller, Rachel Nichols, Ray Park, Saïd Taghmaoui, Channing Tatum, Marlon Wayans and Dennis Quaid. The film is directed by Stephen Sommers. The story is by Michael B. Gordon, Stuart Beattie and Stephen Sommers. The screenplay is by Stuart Beattie, David Elliot and Paul Lovett. The film is produced by Lorenzo di Bonaventura, Brian Goldner and Bob Ducsay. The executive producers are Stephen Sommers, David Womark, Gary Barber, Roger Birnbaum and Erik Howsam. The director of photography is Mitchell Amundsen. The production designer is Edward Verreaux. The film editors are Bob Ducsay and Jim May. The costume designer is Ellen Mirojnick. The music is by Alan Silvestri.
G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra hits theaters on August 7, 2009.
For more info about the G.I. JOE video game visit gijoe.ea.com.