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John Wick Hex is a video game developed by Bithell Games and published by Good Shepherd that features John Wick and was officially announced on May 8th, 2019. You play as John, traveling through various scenarios where John's actions come with subsequent consequences. With limited ammunition, realistic reloading, and multiple methods of fighting, your actions must be precise and thought out—just as John Wick would do.

The game is the prequel of the first John Wick movie.

Setting Edit

John Wick Hex takes place before John met Helen in New York City. The game's opening scene shows a conversation between the mysterious Hex and the two men he has just kidnapped, Winston and Charon. Hex has hidden the men, but he suspects if someone wanted to find them they would start by visiting Edgar Wu in Chinatown. John Wick is seen heading in that direction.

Gameplay Edit

Official Overview Edit

Good Sheperd Entertainment provided an overview of the game on the official announcement trailer.

John Wick Hex is a fast-paced, action-oriented strategy game that makes you think and strike like John Wick, the professional hitman of Lionsgate’s critically acclaimed film franchise, returning to theaters worldwide on May 17, 2019, with John Wick: Chapter 3 — Parabellum. The game is in development for consoles and will be available for Windows PC and Mac exclusively via the Epic Games Store at launch.

Created in close cooperation with the creative and stunt teams behind the films, John Wick Hex is fight-choreographed chess brought to life as a video game, capturing the series’ signature gun-fu style while expanding its story universe. Players must choose every action and attack they make while considering their immediate cost and consequences. Every move in John Wick Hex feels like a scene from the movies, and every fight contributes to your progress on the job and requires precise strategic thinking.

Perform well and progress in the main story mode (which features an original story created for the game) 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 the weapons you scavenge on the job.

John Wick Hex complements the style of the films with a unique graphic noir art design and features the world-class voice talents of Ian McShane and Lance Reddick amongst its stellar cast, with more to be revealed later.[1]

CharactersEdit

As John Wick Hex serves as a prequel for the John Wick movies, many of the characters from the movies are also seen in the game:

LevelsEdit

ScoringEdit

Each level in John Wick Hex has a "par" score for the following categories: Game Time Taken, Bandages Used, Shot Accuracy, and Weapon Types Used. Beating the par score unlocks a new name for John Wick.

NamesEdit

Names, or nicknames, are unlocked by beating the par score in a number of categories for each level. Like John Wick's Baba Yaga alias and others, the names often include nods to myths or fantasy storytelling: beating the par score for Shot Accuracy on Chinatown, for example, awards the name Alyosha Popovich, a Russian dragon-slaying folk hero known for trickery.

WeaponsEdit

NameIconCapacityMagazines
9mm Automatic
9mm Automatic icon
100
Custom Handgun 151
Revolver
Revolver icon
60
UZI
Machine Pistol icon
30
SMG
SMG icon
17

Bespoke tailoringEdit

Bespoke tailoring options, or upgrades, are available for purchase during the planning phase of each level.

LevelIconUpgradeCost
Elysium
Harbor
Bespoke Tailoring Range icon
Increase the range of push attack by two4 Bespoke Tailoring Coin icon
Elysium
Harbor
Bespoke Tailoring Dodge icon
Moving penalty on incoming shoot attacks is increased, lowering enemy hit chance.4 Bespoke Tailoring Coin icon
Elysium
Harbor
Bespoke Tailoring Dodge icon
Dodge costs one less focus point.6 Bespoke Tailoring Coin icon
Harbor
Bespoke Tailoring Long Range icon
Removes long range penalty on shoot hit chance.6 Bespoke Tailoring Coin icon
Harbor
Bespoke Tailoring Roll icon
Roll costs one less focus point.6 Bespoke Tailoring Coin icon

SoundtrackEdit

The soundtrack for John Wick Hex was composed by Austin Wintory.[2] Working with developer Mike Bithell was a personal goal of Wintory. The two, along with Good Shephard Games, released a Hex-themed behind-the-scenes trailer for the album. [3]

GalleryEdit

References Edit

  1. Good Shephard Offical Annoucement Trailer
  2. Austin Windtory Bandcamp
  3. Soundtrack Trailer

External Links Edit

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