Beowulf Heading to Ye Olde Consoles, PC, PSP

By Nick Breckon, Jul 26, 2007 11:57am PDT The tie-in game for director Robert Zemeckis' (Back to the Future Part III, The Polar Express) upcoming movie Beowulf--based on the Old English poem--will be hitting multiple platforms, revealed publisher Ubisoft today. Developed by Ubisoft's France-based Tiwak studio, Beowulf will arrive on the PC, PlayStation 3, Xbox 360, and PSP in conjunction with the film's release on November 16.

Ubisoft has released some screenshots of the game, as well as a trailer, which you can view below.

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Ubisoft Tiwak's Beowulf will present a period of 30 years in the fabled thane's life, a span of time not shown in the movie. Players will gather an army of up to 12 thanes, who can be given various commands in order to assist in the third-person combat. In addition to your character's growth, this squad of AI-controlled helpers will be upgraded throughout the course of the game with new weapons, skills, and abilities.

Developers at Ubisoft Tiwak were responsible for the original Tom Clancy's Ghost Recon Advanced Warfighter (X360). The team is using the same Advanced Warfighter graphics engine--dubbed YETI--on the Beowulf project.

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