John Wick Hex Brings Fast-Paced Strategy To Switch This December 1

John Wick Hex Brings Fast-Paced Strategy To Switch This December

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John Wick Hex Brings Fast-Paced Strategy To Switch This December 2

John Wick Hex, an action-oriented strategy game based on the John Wick franchise, will launch on Nintendo Switch on 4th December, it’s been revealed (thanks, Gematsu).

Created in close cooperation with the creative teams behind the films, the game is described as “fight-choreographed chess brought to life as a video game”. It’s fast-paced, with players having to make quick decisions and choose every action and attack they make, and originally launched on PC back in October 2019.

Featuring a unique blend of strategic time-based action, John Wick Hex captures the feel of the tactical combat from the films and blurs the line between the strategy and action video game genres. Perform well and progress in the main story mode to unlock new weapons, suit options and locations. Each weapon changes up the tactics you’ll use and the manner in which you’ll play. Ammo is finite and realistically simulated, so time your reloads and make the most of weapons you scavenge on the job.

Experience an original new story set prior to the events of the films which sees John on a desperate mission to rescue Winston and Charon from a dangerous new adversary seeking his birthright. This story is brought to life by the world class voice talents of Ian McShane and Lance Reddick, reprising their iconic roles from the films, and voice acting legend Troy Baker, joining the stellar cast as the game’s eponymous villain “Hex.” John Wick Hex compliments the style of the films with a unique graphic noir art design and an original score by renowned composer Austin Wintory.

Our friends over at Push Square reviewed the PS4 version of the game in May this year, praising its “tight, snappy gameplay” and “cool art direction,” while being left unimpressed at certain scenarios which feel like they require unwelcome trial and error.

If you’re a fan of the franchise and are willing to put up with the odd niggle or two, make sure to keep an eye out for this one when it drops on the Switch eShop later this year.