New Green Lantern trailer has gameplay that's both mean and green

The crew at GamesRadar has gone from indifferent to cautiously optimistic for June’s Green Lantern film, and it was the fairly cool trailer that premiered at WonderCon a couple weeks back that changed our minds. However, we had seen virtually nothing of the tie-in game to the Ryan Reynolds movie, but that all changed today. Feast your eyes the first ever gameplay footage to Green Lantern: Rise of the Manhunters…

Though this is a small taste, it at least has evil robots being smashed by things made of green energy, and graphics that look a notch above recent Marvel movie games. We actually got to play it a tiny bit at WonderCon and were pleasantly surprised by it not being terrible, though we aren’t too sure how deep its brawler gameplay goes, or how it’ll ultimately be paced. At the very least developer Double Helix (Silent Hill: Homecoming, Front Mission: Evolved) made the prospect of a Ryan Reynolds-filled game palatable.

By the way, here’s the trailer that made us much more excited about the Green Lantern movie. It channels the space-opera vibe of the comics, cut down on the jokes, and is over-brimming with fan service for long time GL fans. You’ll be able to check out the game yourself June 7 and the film June 17.

Apr 15, 2011


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  • HaVoK308 - April 17, 2011 5:34 p.m.

    This is why gaming Gods created
  • SausageLozenge - April 16, 2011 12:15 p.m.

    I definitely won't be buying it for full price, but for 20 bucks around Christmas time I think it looks cool.
  • NightCrawler_358 - April 16, 2011 noon

    I'd be okay with a God of war clone, because then it wouldn't be just another horrible movie game. The movie looks pretty, but I'm not a fan of RR, and I don't think he fits Hal Jordan very well. At least if i have low expectations, the movie will seem pretty good. I'm telling you, we need another Hank's corner on TDar about all this.
  • Rubberducky - April 16, 2011 3:28 a.m.

    The last superhero game I bought that was based on a movie was Batman for the lynx, I don't think I'll be getting this one either unless I see a buttload of good reviews!
  • Redeater - April 16, 2011 2:08 a.m.

    I refuse to believe this game will be anything but utter shit. I remember hearing so much positive feedback about how Iron Man 2 was going to be great and then turned out to be complete crap. Also can someone please print and frame Jared117's comment about the movie? I have a feeling it will haunt him for years to come.
  • GamesRadarCharlieBarratt - April 16, 2011 2:04 a.m.

    But what about "lean"...?
  • Jared117 - April 16, 2011 1:37 a.m.

    Not interested in the game... but holy crap this movie looks cool!!! I am so excited for this movie!!!

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