Just days ago, Lapland Studios, in association with Elstree Studio Productions, Red 27 Films and Maandi Media Holdings, announced that the upcoming Wesley Snipes game, Julius Styles: The International, would be headed to the iPhone and iPad. Now that you’re over the fact that the digital likeness of the man who played Sidney Deane will be all up in your iOS, there’s a trailer to whet your appetite.
Presented in an isometric, overhead viewpoint, Julius Styles: The International sees Snipes’ character gather information, collect and combine items to create weapons and tools, and solve puzzles as he goes deep into the treacherous world of economic espionage. Working for the Assembly, an elite circle of businessmen bent on channeling global funds into their pockets, players control Julius Styles who is voiced by Simon Phoenix himself. According to Lapland Studios, Julius is an economic hitman who uses his skills to “encourage” governments, businesses, and other shadowy organizations to end their shady dealings. Words from Mr. Snipes!
“The concept for Julius Styles: The International is an amalgamation of the ‘international spy, security specialist characters’ I’ve played in a couple of films,” said Wesley Snipes. “Except unlike previous characters I’ve played, who often have military special ops, spy backgrounds, I needed a twist for him. Thus, Julius Styles was born.”
The first episode of Julius Styles: The International will be available in the App Store for iPhone and iPad on August 11, 2011.