SAN FRANCISCO – WonderCon 2011 attendees will get an early look at both the new 3D Green Lantern movie and the video game. Ryan Reynolds will be on hand during a panel at the 25th anniversary of the pop culture show. And Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment and DC Entertainment will have Green Lantern: Rise of the Manhunters available to play. The new game will be available in 3D on the Nintendo 3DS, Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3. The Wii and Nintendo DS versions will be in 2D. With the game shipping on June 7, gamers will get a 10-day advance before checking out the blockbuster movie in theaters.
The Nintendo 3DS version of the game is designed specifically to take advantage of the system’s stereoscopic 3D capabilities and deliver multi-plane graphics that delve players further into the Green Lantern universe.
Players on Xbox 360 and PS3 will be given the option to play in anaglyphic 3D with technology that is compatible with all standard and high definition TV sets and visible to players wearing the 3D glasses that will be available for the video game. Fans can also enjoy the game in stereoscopic 3D when playing on any 3D HDTV while wearing active shutter glasses that are compatible with the television.
Green Lantern: Rise of the Manhunters is inspired by Warner Bros Pictures’ upcoming Green Lantern film, which brings the enduringly popular DC Comics Super Hero to the big screen for the first time and stars Ryan Reynolds in the title role as Hal Jordan, the newest member of the Green Lantern Corps. In the videogame, gamers can utilize an arsenal of amazing constructs and take flight across the deepest parts of the universe to restore intergalactic order by wielding the ultimate weapon: the Green Lantern Power Ring. Gamers playing the Xbox 360 or PS3 versions will also have the option to join forces with a friend to play as Hal Jordan or Sinestro to battle the Manhunters.
Green Lantern: Rise of the Manhunters is in development for Wii, Nintendo 3DS and Nintendo DS by Griptonite Games and for Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 by Double Helix Games.
The movie stars Ryan Reynolds, Blake Lively, Peter Sarsgaard, Mark Strong, Angela Bassett and Tim Robbins. Also starring are Jay O. Sanders, Temuera Morrison, Taika Waititi and Jon Tenney. Martin Campbell directs the film from a screenplay by Greg Berlanti and Michael Green and Marc Guggenheim and Michael Goldenberg, story by Greg Berlanti and Michael Green and Marc Guggenheim, based upon characters appearing in comic books published by DC Comics. The film is being produced by Donald De Line and Greg Berlanti. Herbert W. Gains and Andrew Haas serve as executive producers. The film will open in 3D and 2D on June 17, 2011.
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