We all know who John Wick is by now, he’s the Keanu-looking guy who has a problem with animal cruelty and a penchant for dealing with his problems in a violent and stylish manner.
John Wick Hex is the unexpected game based on the film series that puts a strategic and tactical twist on the action, and it’s just got a new trailer and a release date.
Developer Bithell Games whose previous works include Quarantine Circular, Volume, and the indie smash-hit Thomas Was Alone, announced that the game which serves as a prequel to John Wick will release on the 8th of October.
As you may have noticed, several actors from the film series have returned to the game, including Ian McShane (Winston) who is best known for Lovejoy, Deadwood, and the recent Hellboy reboot, and Lance Reddick (Charon) who is known for stirling turns in Oz, The Wire, Fringe, Lost, Quantum Break, and Bosch. The antagonist of the game, the titular Hex, is being portrayed by stalwart video game voice veteran Troy Baker, best known for his work in The Last of Us, Bioshock Infinite, Far Cry 4, Arkham Origins, and much, much, much more.
Keanu Reeves appears to be absent at this time, at least his name wasn’t listed by Mike Bithell in the announcement tweet. But that’s not to say you can’t get some Keanu in your life in gaming, if you’re hunting for your Keanu fix don’t forget that he’s taking a starring role in Cyberpunk 2077.
John Wick Hex will retail for $20 (we don’t yet know what that’ll translate to in Euros, British Pounds, or other currencies) and will be available on the 8th of October as an Epic Games exclusive.