Specially developed by TT Fusion for Nintendo 3DS (and PlayStation Vita), a reboot of combat driving series Spy Hunter will be released by the end of the year, Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment have announced.
Assuming the role of “Agent”, players drive the G-6155 Interceptor, a high-tech sports car equipped with advanced weaponry, as they attempt to thwart a terrorist organisation. As a staple of the series, the Interceptor can transform from car to speedboat in order to navigate the changing terrain, while a new conversion – an off-road assault vehicle – enables players to further explore the many branching paths throughout the game’s missions. Various weapons and gadgets will become available as players progress which can be used to outfit and upgrade the Interceptor, while an unmanned aerial support drone – a first for the series – can be deployed to aid players in planning ahead when attacking enemy agents’ hideouts.
Spy Hunter celebrates its 30th anniversary next year (the original arcade game was released in 1983), and fans of the series will be pleased to hear the reboot retains its traditional high-octane destructive gameplay while introducing modern elements, such as crash choreography and a camera system that allows players to view the action in slow motion. As explained by Samantha Ryan, Senior Vice President, Production and Development, Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment:
“Spy Hunter’s classic gameplay has been upgraded to give […] 3DS players a new, adrenaline-charged experience. Gamers now have more choice in the transformation and customization with greater hand controls, brilliant graphics and enhanced action cameras.”
Spy Hunter is due to be released “this fall” which means it should be on store shelves just in time for Christmas. Are you excited about the Spy Hunter reboot?