Mumbai: Shah Rukh Khan’s upcoming film ‘Ra.One’ has been in the news ever since the shooting of the film began. It is a sci-fi flick and SRK has apparently worked on a product that hasn’t been created in Bollywood before.
The latest news is that apparently Sony Computer Entertainment Europe (SCEE) has partnered with the Ra.One franchise to create a PlayStation game based on the movie – ‘RA.ONE’.
RA.ONE’ stars Shah Rukh Khan and Kareena Kapoor in the lead roles. 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 (through PSN download).
The game is currently being developed by the experts of the game development team at SCEE based out of London, UK.
SRK has himself developed the story line of the game so that it helps audiences relate to the characters.
The game is being looked at as a prequel to the film which will enable fans and viewers to establish an intrinsic connection with the leading characters in the film. It will also introduce people to the super – powers various characters have in the film.
Atindriya Bose, Country Manager – PlayStation said to a daily, “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 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”, he added.
‘RA.ONE - The Game` is expected to be let out in the market somewhere in September 2011. It’s release will be planned in such a way that it compliments the actual film’s release.
Well, this is a newer dimension of growth for a Bollywood film!