MUMBAI: Sony Computer Entertainment Europe (SCEE) has partnered with Shah Rukh Khan’s upcoming sci-fi movie Ra.One to create a PlayStation game.
The video game version of the movie will be called Ra.One – The Game and has been developed exclusively on key PlayStation platforms of PS2 and PS3 (through PSN download).
The game is being developed under active supervision of game development team of SCEE based out of London, UK. The game will almost act as a prequel to the movie to introduce the key film characters and the various super-powers they have in the film. The game storyline has been developed by Shah Rukh Khan so that there is an intrinsic connection between the game and the movie.
PlayStation country manager Atindriya Bose said, “We have always wanted to bring Bollywood IPs on PlayStation platform as the way of connecting to Indian audience. RA.ONE has the right mix of action, environment and imagination that is required to make a good PlayStation game, and with Shah Rukh Khan immense passion and understanding of PlayStation games, we have chanced upon a very unique opportunity of a great game with Indian IP.”
The game provides an opportunity to the players to play as the key characters of the film: Ra.One or G.One. Beyond these two characters, a few other key characters will also be included in the game. The film characters have been replicated closely for looks and animation and use the actual voice-overs from Shah Rukh Khan.
Under the guidance of the SCEE team in London and in close co-ordination with the Red Chillies team for film characterizations and VFX, the game is being developed locally in Mumbai by Trine Games.
Displaying 6 unique characters and more than 20 game play environments from the Ra.One Universe, the game entails multi-player action levels, including a robust set of assorted game mode options; it allows gamers to participate in infinite numbers of challenging matches.
Ra.One – The Game will be rolled out in the India market and other key markets towards the end of September 2011. The movie is slated to release worldwide on 26 October. Directed by Anubhav Sinha, Ra.One stars Khan along with Kareena Kapoor and Arjun Rampal amongst others.