Game tie-ins are certainly nothing new but there have been good ones over the years and DC Comics is currently enjoying some successes with their DC Universe game and the Batman: Arkham series of games. With Green Lantern out this summer, they're hoping for another entry that will please fans by releasing Green Lantern: Rise of the Manhunters. The game is due on all platforms, including the DS, on June 17th and is being worked on by Double Helix Games (and Griptonite Games for the DS and Wii systems). This one will interest fans as it's dealing with the Manhunters themselves.
Game concept: The Manhunters are an android race, originally created by the Guardians of the Universe to serve as the first interstellar police force. The Manhunters became more obsessed with administering punishment than serving justice, forcing the Guardians to dissolve their ranks. The few Manhunters that survived fled into exile and the Guardians founded a new elite police force called the Green Lantern Corps and armed its members with specially crafted power rings. Now the Manhunters are back and out for revenge, readying their forces for a war against the Guardians and the Green Lantern Corps. Faced with destruction, the Corps is looking to you as the newest recruit, gifted but cocky test pilot Hal Jordon, to protect peace and preserve justice. Building on the anticipation of Warner Bros.' feature film Green Lantern, in theaters June 17, 2011, Green Lantern: Rise of the Manhunters includes the likeness and voice talent of Ryan Reynolds as Hal Jordan, who is the star of the upcoming motion picture.