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The Green Lantern video game greenlit in July 2009 by Warner Bros. now has a title — Green Lantern: Rise of the Manhunters.
Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment and DC Entertainment confirmed this morning that the game, inspired by the upcoming feature film, is being developed for Xbox 360, PlayStation 3 and Wii by Double Helix Games and for Nintendo DS by Griptonite Games. It’s set to be released along with the film, which premieres on June 17, 2011.
According to the announcement, players “will utilize over a dozen 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.”
DC Entertainment President Diane Nelson told Hero Complex earlier this week that Rise of the Manhunters is part of a push to put more DC characters in Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment titles. The studio’s video-game publishing unit has undergone dramatic expansion over the past few years, acquiring developers TT Games, Snowblind Studios, Rocksteady Studios and Turbine Inc. In March WB announced plans for a new game-development studio in downtown Montreal that’s expected to focus largely on DC Comics properties.
Just yesterday at Comic-Con International, DC Entertainment Chief Creative Officer Geoff Johns announced work has begun on a Suicide Squad video game.
Read the press release for Green Lantern: Rise of the Manhunters after the break: