And it’s probably going to be exclusive to the Epic Store.
The adaptation of films to games, and games into films, has historically been a bit of a tricky undertaking. You just have to look at any number of films adapted from games to see that the stars don’t always align. When it comes to trying to capture the spirit of one medium in the format of another, inevitably stuff can get lost along the way.
But every now and again there comes along a film or game that just cries out for a move to the other side. John Wick is one of those films. With fast combat, funny quips and a devastatingly handsome and emotionally tortured protagonist, this film looked made for the interactive screen from the very beginning.
This makes the news that John Wick will be adapted into John Wick Hex all the more exciting. Even better, the title is being directed by Mike Bithell of Bithell Games, a very visible figure in the indie community, and developer of Thomas Was Alone and more recently Subsurface Circular.
— Mike Bithell (@mikeBithell) May 8, 2019
John Wick Hex will predominantly take the form of a strategy game in this way, allowing players to stalk their enemies with the usual John Wick style and efficiency. From the trailer we get an insight into how players can plan and strategies their violent gun-fu moves in the game. The graphics keep some of that John Wick neon style, without being too close to the bone.
Ammunition is finite, so if you’re going to make it through these battles, you have to get a little creative, and scavenge your environments for new gear. We’re sure that with Bithell’s writing talent and the voices of the likes of Ian McShane and Lance Reddick, the ongoing narrative of the game, created separately from the movie franchise, will be the real highlight. As you progress through the story you also unlock more weapons to whip your enemies with.
For now the only details we have are its release on the Epic Store for PC at some point in the near future. We advise keeping an eye on Bithell’s twitter for any updates but we’ll keep you updated too.
Kate has been gaming since she could control a mouse. In addition to having a penchant for indie games, Kate had a World of Warcraft account when she was far too young, and has a weakness for any game with ‘RPG’ in the description.