Electronic Arts today announced that it’s working on a G.I. JOE video game for all the major console and handheld gaming platforms this summer. The games’ release will coincide with the Aug. 7 theatrical release of G.I. JOE: The Rise of COBRA, a live-action movie from Paramount Pictures and Spyglass Entertainment.
The G.I. JOE video game will feature an exclusive storyline that picks up where the live-action movie leaves off, allowing players to re-create and re-live the greatest moments from the film, cartoon series and action figure toy line. The game will feature 12 G.I. JOE characters, each with unique abilities and weapons. Adding to the adrenaline rush will be an intense 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, PS3, Wii, PS2, PSP, Nintendo DS and mobile devices.
Specific details about the plot, the game’s voice talent and whether the game will visually utilize the actors from the film are all TBD. But we’ll let you know more as we learn more. EA is showing the game for the first time this weekend at Hasbro’s Showroom Toy Fair.