Wanted game gets longer name, new screenshots

Wanted, the Warner Bros. Interactive published game based on the movie (based on a comic) that was quietly announced at this year’s E3 now has a new name: Wanted: Weapons of Fates.

So maybe the name is a bit silly sounding. OK, a lot silly sounding. But I’m staying positive about the Wanted game, even though it’s a licensed title, twice removed. It’s being developed by the Swedish game house, GRIN, the same folks responsible for Bionic Commando Rearmed and the upcoming Bionic Commando next-gen title.

And what does that mean? Well, Rearmed turned out pretty well. And I’ve liked what I’ve seen and played of the next-gen Bionic Commando title. Plus, these are weapons of fate we’re talking about here, and you don’t — under any circumstances — mess with fate. Or its weapons.

Wanted: Weapons of Fate is being developed for PC, PlayStation 3, and Xbox 360. Wikipedia says it’s coming out this December, but my money is on seeing it in 2009.

Nick Chester