Since it was released in 2014, the John Wick series has become one of the most acclaimed action series in the last decade of film. With its star-turning performance from Keanu Reeves, intense action sequences, beautiful cinematography, and intriguing world-building, it’s easy to see why John Wick has become a force to reckon with. With all that going for it, you’d think developers would have jumped on making a game based on the beloved series, but we haven’t seen one yet.
While John Wick has made an official appearance in Payday 2, we haven’t seen that much in the way of an action game based on the franchise. Well, there’s good news for fans of the franchise hoping for a video game based on John Wick, as a game has just been announced. Taking the form of an Action-Strategy game, similar to X-Com, John Wick Hex will allow players to take control of the titular character and plan out his actions before performing them. You’ll also be able to have access to an assortment of weapons that will open up new tactics for you to use.
The game is being worked on by game developer Mike Bithell, who is best known for creating Thomas was Alone, Volume and Subsurface Circular, and is currently being published by both Good Shepard Entertainment and Lionsgate games. Bithell and Good Shepherd describe John Wick Hex as a “fast-paced, action-oriented strategy game that makes you think and strike like John Wick” that had input from the films’ creative and stunt teams. The team says that “every action in John Wick Hex will have cost and consequences, requiring precise strategic thinking.”
While no release date has been announced, it has been revealed that the game will be coming first to PC and Mac, via the Epic Games Store, with a console release at a later date. It will also feature Ian McShane (Deadwood, American Gods) and Lance Reddick (Fringe, The Wire) reprising their roles from the film.