You’re a Hollywood action star who hasn’t made a hit film in at least a decade. You’re currently in jail for tax evasion, and worst of all, your own mother refuses to bring you a cake with a hacksaw hidden in it. Clearly your publicist hasn’t been paying your career as much attention as some of their other clients. Like, you know, the ones who aren’t in jail.
So what better way to keep your name out there than by lending it to an upcoming iOS adventure?
Wesley Snipes has done just that with Julius Styles: The International, a soon-to-be released action/strategy game for iPhone and iPad.
In a world of money, power, sex and murder, Julius Styles, played by Wesley Snipes is an international “Facilitator” (we know what that means, wink, wink), a man whose unique talents make him a valuable commodity. The game will combine action with a puzzle based format, and since the project was inspired by Mr. Snipes’ desire to bring his Art of War, Murder at 1600 and Passenger 57 characters into the game world, you can bet it’ll also feature lots of beating people up.
lkka Immonen, CEO of Lapland Studios adds: “This collaboration has already proven to be awesome, we’re very excited with Julius Styles and we have big plans for the future! We aim to bring gamers several stories of Julius Styles, several experiences on several different platforms. It should be a wicked journey! Our goal is to deliver a unique game experience unlike anything on the market today.”
Julius Styles will initially be an AppStore exclusive with the first episode being released this week. Later it will expand to Xbox Live, Playstation Network, WiiWare, and Android Market.
For more information, please visit www.laplandstudio.com.