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