If the idea of stepping into the shoes of the highly skilled hitman, John Wick, is appealing to you, we have good news: there’s a game coming that’ll let you do just that.
Announced earlier this morning by publisher, Good Shepherd, in conjunction with Lionsgate, John Wick Hex is an action strategy game described as “fight-choreographed chess”. If that hasn’t got you pumped up for fast-paced henchmen takedowns, I don’t know what will.
Essentially, the game will lean more into the strategy side of things, allowing you to plan and execute Wick’s signature moves without having to worry about aim or anything like that.
You can get an idea of how it’ll play in the trailer below.
Given this is coming from game director, Mike Bithell, who has worked on titles like Volume, Thomas Was Alone, and Subsurface Circular, you can expect a pretty high-quality product here.
According to the release, John Wick Hex was made in “close cooperation” with the same stunt teams behind the films to make sure this interactive version has the same “gun fu style while expanding its story universe”.
“Players must choose every action and attack they make, while considering their immediate cost and consequences. Every move in John Wick Hex feels like a scene from the movies, and every fight contributes to your progress on the job and requires precise strategic thinking.”
The cartoonish art style also seems to lend itself well to the vibe of the films. I’m into it.
There’s no release date for John Wick Hex just yet, but when it drops, it’ll be coming to consoles, as well as PC and Mac via the Epic Games store.Image: Good Shepherd Entertainment