The first video game based on the hit John Wick movie franchise, John Wick Hex, is now available to play on Microsoft’s Xbox One and Xbox Series X consoles.
The game is a fusion of the action and strategy genres featuring time-based gameplay and a story set before the events of the first film. Voice actor, Troy Baker, takes on the titular role made famous by Keanu Reeves and is joined by film actors, Ian McShane and Lance Reddick.
Here’s the game description and trailer:
Become The Baba Yaga. John Wick Hex is a fast-paced, action-oriented strategy game that makes you think and strike like John Wick, the professional hitman of the critically acclaimed film franchise. Created in close cooperation with the creative teams behind the films, John Wick Hex is fight-choreographed chess brought to life as a video game, capturing the series’ signature gun fu style while expanding its story universe. Players must make quick decisions and choose every action and attack they make, all the while considering their immediate cost and consequences. Featuring a unique blend of strategic time-based action, John Wick Hex captures the feel of the tactical combat from the films and blurs the line between the strategy and action video game genres. Perform well and progress in the main story mode to unlock new weapons, suit options and locations. Each weapon changes up the tactics you’ll use and the manner in which you’ll play. Ammo is finite and realistically simulated, so time your reloads and make the most of weapons you scavenge on the job.
John Wick Hex originally released on Windows PC and Sony’s PlayStation 4 console in late-2019 and picked up the award for Best Strategy Game during the 2019 Game Critics Awards. It also launches on the Nintendo Switch today.