Assuming most of you have already seen the first two ‘Men in Black‘ installments, you’re probably just as anxious for one of the year’s most talked about films — Men in Black 3 — to hit the big screen. Will Smith and Tommy Lee Jones are back again in round three of the series and Agent J must travel back in time to MIB’s early years in the 1960s, to stop an alien from assassinating his friend Agent K and changing history.
Gameloft and Sony Pictures have teamed up to unleash the video game counterpart of the movie on our favorite operating system. According to a post from our good buddies over at DroidGamer, the game will be available on Google Play the same day as the movie hits theaters, May 25th. Additionally, we’re hearing talk that MIB:III will be a “freemium” title, meaning you’ll be able to unlock extra content via in-game purchases.
There aren’t a lot of details surrounding the game at the moment, but we have to assume the game will be action-packed and full of big slimy aliens, just waiting to get blasted. We’ll keep our eye on this one for information as it starts to leak out.
Check out the full presser below.
GAMELOFT AND SONY PICTURES CONSUMER PRODUCTS, INC. ANNOUNCE THEIR COLLABORATION FOR THE MEN IN BLACK™ 3 MOBILE GAME
Men in Black 3 official game for smartphones, tablets and feature phones launching alongside movie May 2012
PARIS – 20 March, 2012 - Gameloft, a global leading publisher of digital and social games, and Sony Pictures Consumer Products, Inc. today announced a licensing agreement on the Men in Black™ franchise and will launch the official mobile game in synch with one of 2012’s most anticipated movies, Men in Black 3.
“Gameloft is ecstatic to have the chance to team with Sony Pictures Consumer Products in working with such a successful franchise as Men in Black on the Men in Black 3mobile game,” said Karine Kaiser VP Marketing and Licensing for Gameloft. “We see this as a great opportunity to provide a new and immersive way to engage with the films’ iconic characters and distinctive universe.”
Gameloft has worked closely with Sony’s team to bring a mobile freemium game that will please not only the fans of the Men in Black franchise, but also all the casual players due to its ease of use and free access. Players will not only get to interact with a selection of faithfully inspired characters and aliens of the Men in Black franchise but will have access to special equipment ranging from the Neuralyzer and Gravity Bombs, to the famous Noisy Cricket as well.
Mark Caplan, VP Consumer Products for Sony Pictures Consumer Products, Inc., added, “Sony is thrilled to be collaborating with Gameloft on the creation of the new Men in Black 3 game. Together, we have developed a game which will bring many hours of interactivity by giving fans keys to the expansive universe of Men in Black. The mobile game is an important part of our marketing for the film.”
The Men in Black 3 game will be made available for iOS, Android devices and feature phones at the time of movie release worldwide, on May 25th, 2012.