Publisher Eidos has officially announced that it will be bringing an Unreal Engine 3 game based on the popular movie and TV series Highlander to Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, and PC later this year.
Eidos notes that the title, to be developed by Widescreen Games, will be written by TV series writer David Abramowitz, and will take series star Owen MacLeod "on a journey across multiple lands from first century fiery Pompeii, to futuristic New York to discover his destiny and explore the powers of immortality."
By nature of that immortality, Eidos says players will be able to exploit the unique powers it brings and "manipulate situations that death would normally prevent" such as channeling electricity and fire, impaling himself on enemy weapons to disarm them and falling from buildings to escape.
The game will also feature "an advanced combat system, gamers will master a variety of Highlander swords including the Claymore, Katana, and Twin Gladius" which will "combine exciting swordplay with the Quickening powers of an Immortal." MacLeod's knowledge and strength will be enhanced with each other Immortal he beheads throughout the game.
Said Peter Davis of Highlander production company Davis-Panzer, "For the first time, Highlander comes to fans in a new medium that allows players to dive into the Immortal universe. The interactive experience permits players to gain a completely different perspective of the mythos, and experience the powers and advantages of immortality through the eyes of a MacLeod."