Sierra Entertainment has announced that High Moon Studios (Darkwatch
) will be developing Robert Ludlum’s The Bourne Conspiracy
, the first title in a partnership with Ludlum Entertainment that will combine "seminal moments from the best-selling novel and hit film The Bourne Identity."
Sierra says that in the game, which it describes as third-person espionage action and is expected to ship in summer of 2008, players will become a "30 million dollar elite agent" that will combine heavily character driven play with the "aggressive filmmaking and frenetic action found in the films."
The company also says that the game will exclusively serve to give players the chance to discover Bourne’s true identity and "experience the very moment he became a malfunctioning weapon."
Said High Moon president Peter Della Penna, "With Robert Ludlum’s The Bourne Conspiracy we are not just basing a game on Ludlum’s franchise, we are building upon the universe he introduced with The Bourne Identity."
He continued, "High Moon has collaborated closely with Mr. Ludlum’s estate holders, the guardians of his creative vision, since the day we began to develop the game. The goal of that collaboration has been to create a videogame that takes inspiration from known elements within the Bourne universe, elements that have captivated more than a quarter of a billion people around the world, with original story and game play that establishes a signature Jason Bourne game experience."