Terminator Salvation–starring the frighteningly intense Christian Bale as resistance leader John Connor–is due out on May 22nd, 2009. We’ve just learned that Gameloft will be publishing the official iPhone game on the same date.
From Gameloft’s press release:
“Gameloft, a leading developer and publisher of video games for mobile phones and consoles, today announced a licensing agreement with The Halcyon Company to develop, distribute and publish the official mobile game to the first film of the new Terminator trilogy, Terminator Salvation. The game will be available day and date of the film release on May 22, 2009.
In the highly anticipated new installment of The Terminator film franchise, set in post-apocalyptic 2018, Christian Bale stars as John Connor, the man fated to lead the human resistance against Skynet and its army of Terminators. But the future that Connor was raised to believe in is altered in part by the appearance of Marcus Wright (Sam Worthington), a stranger whose last memory is of being on death row. Connor must decide whether Marcus has been sent from the future, or rescued from the past. As Skynet prepares its final onslaught, Connor and Marcus both embark on an odyssey that takes them into the heart of Skynet’s operations, where they uncover the terrible secret behind the possible annihilation of mankind.
‘The Terminator franchise is one of the world’s most recognized brands and Gameloft is pleased to create the game that brings the excitement of the movie to your fingertips,’ said Gonzague de Vallois, senior vice president of publishing, Gameloft. ‘The film provides an optimal environment for our new game and will capture the thrills of the sci-fi adventure for Terminator Salvation fans worldwide.'”
MTV Multiplayer’s Stephen Totilo eked a few more details about the game in an interview with Gameloft’s president and CEO Michel Guillemot. According to Guillemot, the game will complement the movie’s story through cutscenes, and it will likely fall in the $7.99-$9.99 range in terms of price.
Totilo also obtained a concept art screen for the game that looks a bit like an iPhone Gears of War to our eye (Gameloft furnished us with a fresh copy, which we’ve posted to the left). Gameloft’s done good work in the past with third-person iPhone shooters like Brothers in Arms, so we’re definitely looking forward to this one.
[from MTV Multiplayer]