Electronic Arts Inc. today announced that development is underway to bring Hasbro’s legendary “G.I. Joe” brand to all major console and handheld gaming platforms in summer 2009.
The game will coincide with the theatrical release of the G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra live-action movie from Paramount Pictures and Spyglass Entertainment, in association with Hasbro, which opens in theaters August 7, 2009.
The game will feature 12 “G.I. Joe” characters, each with unique abilities and weapons. There will also be a single-screen co-op mode allowing two players to easily unite as a team in a classic struggle between good and evil as they work together to defeat the powers of the COBRA organization. The “G.I. Joe” video game is under development for Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, Wii, PlayStation 2, PSP, Nintendo DS, and mobile devices.
Meanwhile Cool Toy Review has a first look at action figure packaging for the movie which reveals the appearance of Joseph Gordon Levitt’s villain mastermind Cobra Commander. Click the link to see the photos, but for those who want a hint without being too spoiled? Think something along the lines of that ‘future Jason Voorhees’ from “Jason X”.