Warner Bros. preps ‘Spy Hunter’ reboot

TT Fusion develops title three years after Midway Games purchase

Warner Bros. is ready to rebootSpy Hunter,” launching a new installment of the 1980s videogame three years after buying Midway Games.

New game will bow in the fall on Sony’s PlayStation Vita and Nintendo 3DS handhelds.

TT Fusion is developing the title for Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment.

In the game, the player once again takes on the role of the “Agent,” the driver of the high-tech G-6155 Interceptor, an armed supercar that can transform into various vehicles depending upon the terrain, as he battles a global terrorist organization set on world domination.

Game now also includes an unmanned aerial support drone, allowing players to plan their destruction when assaulting enemy agent strongholds, and a camera system that follows the action in slow motion to let players “savor the destruction they created.”

The “Spy Hunter” franchise celebrates its 30th anniversary next year.

“‘Spy Hunter’s’ classic gameplay has been upgraded to give PlayStation Vita and 3DS players a new, adrenaline-charged experience,” said Samantha Ryan, senior VP, production and development, Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment. “Gamers now have more choice in the transformation and customization with greater hand controls, brilliant graphics and enhanced action cameras.”

WBIE acquired bankrupt Midway Games for $33 million in 2009. At the time, WBIE was expected to eventually reboot Midway’s top properties like “Mortal Kombat” and “Spy Hunter,” and eventually turn the games into films, TV shows and web series.

TT Fusion, is a division of TT Games Group, behind the popular series of Lego Games like “Lego Star Wars: The Complete Saga,” “Lego Batman,” and “Lego Harry Potter: Years 5-7.”

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