Among its many firsts, Sony Computer Entertainment Europe (SCEE) has partnered with Bollywood blockbuster franchise to create a PlayStation game on the movie - Ra.One starring Shah Rukh Khan. The video game version of the movie will be called 'Ra.One - The Game' and has been developed exclusively on key PlayStation platforms of PS2 and PS3.
The game is being developed under active supervision of game development team of SCEE based out of London, UK. The game will almost act as a prequel to the movie to introduce the key film characters and the various super-powers they have in the film. The game storyline has been developed by Shah Rukh Khan so that there is an intrinsic connection between the game and the movie.
Atindriya Bose, Country Manager - PlayStation said, "We have always wanted to bring Bollywood IPs on PlayStation platform as the way of connecting to Indian audience. Ra.One has the right mix of action, environment and imagination that is required to make a good PlayStation game, and with Shah Rukh Khan's immense passion and understanding of PlayStation games, we have chanced upon a very unique opportunity of a great game with Indian IP."
The game provides an opportunity to the players to play as the key characters of the film: Ra.One or G.One. Beyond these two characters, a few other key characters will also be included in the game. The film characters have been replicated closely for looks and animation and use the actual voice-overs from Shah Rukh Khan.
'Ra.One - The Game' will be rolled out in the India market and other key markets towards the end of September '11 in close co-ordination with the actual films' launch date. This will allow people to get an interactive sneak preview of the superpowers to expect and play in a complete sci-fi environment.
Under the guidance of the SCEE team in London and in close co-ordination with the Red Chillies team for film characterizations and VFX, the game is being developed locally in Mumbai by Trine Games. 'Ra.One -The Game' is loaded with intrinsic action moves together with striking graphical representations. The consumers, for the first time in the history of Indian cinema, can play various action sequences from the movie in the game itself.
Displaying 6 unique characters and more than 20 game play environments from the 'Ra.One Universe', the game entails multi-player action levels, including a robust set of assorted game mode options; it allows gamers to participate in infinite numbers of challenging matches.