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John Wick Hex release date announced

Published: 11:03, 20 September 2019
John Wick Hex key art
John Wick Hex key art

John Wick Hex will somewhat surprisingly launch 8 October 2019 despite being originally slated for a 2020 release. Technically, it still is for GOG and Steam but Epic Games Store is getting it in about three weeks.

Pretty much everyone who anticipated John Wick Hex thought it was going to release in 2020 but the surprise announcement came along with the trailer, stating it will be up for sale on Epic Games Store on 8 October 2019. It's another one-year exclusivity deal so the initial expectations are actually correct for other stores. The price will be $19.99/ €19.99/ £15.99.

John Wick Hex is a game that can be hardly put into any genre. It has chess and turn-based tactics attributes but it is neither due to the fluid nature of the game's unique mechanics. That alone is enough to pique one's interest but just in case someone was on the fence, it features everyone's favourite puppy-loving assassin.

Mister Wick's popular gun fu antics will be somewhat interrupted since players will choose each of his actions in a time-suspended scenario. Since the flow of the action sequences is what largely drove the movies' success, it had to be incorporated into the game, despite it being somewhat turn-based.

The answer came through the replay feature that Katana Zero fans are familiar with. While that game wasn't turn-based, it had slow-motion sequences that looked cool on their own but looked even better when played in real-time after finishing a level. The system is expected to work similarly in John Wick Hex so players can go all out with their creativity in order to create the coolest action sequence that they can enjoy later on.

Bithell Games John Wick Hex action sequence John Wick Hex action sequence

Unfortunately, Bithell Games didn't manage to land Keanu Reeves to voice the titular character but they got the next best thing - Troy Baker. The name should be familiar to any gaming enthusiasts as the man has voiced many iconic roles so far, such as Booker DeWitt in BioShock Infinite, Joel in The Last of Us and Jason Todd in Batman Arkham Knight. Those three roles are only the tip of the iceberg.

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