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Here come the Men in Black, in Activision's new game [update]


Someone must have flashy-thinged us recently, because we don't remember hearing the news of a new Men in Black movie coming out next spring. Activision Publishing was informed about the news, at least, with enough of a lead to get to work on a game that'll be released on "consoles and handhelds" alongside the theatrical run of the movie.

Dan "One of Swords" Amrich showed a couple of small screenshots on his blog, noting "Based on those, the game could be anything, but we know this much: it will be something." It's something developed by Fun Labs, who has made a lot of Cabela's games for Activision.

Educated guess: it's going to be a shooter, about shooting aliens, while wearing a black suit.

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Update: added gallery and developer info.

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NEW YORK, Oct. 13, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Activision Publishing, Inc. (Nasdaq: ATVI), in partnership with Columbia Pictures, today announced an all-new Men In Black™ video game, launching as a standalone title to coincide with the global theatrical release of Men In Black III in Spring 2012. True to the spirit of the franchise, the original title will feature action-packed, yet light-hearted gameplay mixed with edge-of-your-seat shooting excitement from the universe's most elite peacekeeping force.
"The Men In Black franchise is an unbeatable starting point to deliver a genre-bending gaming experience with a level of production value on par with Hollywood," said David Oxford, Executive Vice President of Activision Publishing, Inc. Mark Caplan, Vice President of Licensing at Sony Pictures Entertainment, stated, "With Activision bringing the Men In Black universe to life on next gen consoles for the first time, the Men In Black video game will be both familiar to fans, an exciting beginning for the uninitiated, and revolutionary for the franchise."
The films' unique blend of action, humor, and eye-popping special effects will fuel the Men In Black's gameplay experience. Utilizing the rich mythology of the Men In Black universe, the game's original story will build on the history of the series to bring back familiar faces, while also introducing new foes. More details on gameplay features and characters will be revealed soon!
The all-new Men In Black video game is planned to launch Spring 2012 for consoles and handhelds, and is rated "RP" (Rating Pending) by the ESRB. For more information, please visit
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