With three hit films under his belt, the formerly retired hitman John Wick has also been the star of action-strategy game John Wick Hex on various platforms. Now though, he’s finally ready to debut on Xbox Series X|S, Xbox One, and Nintendo Switch. Have you got the killer instinct needed to become the much-feared Baba Yaga?
Prepare for a rather swift-paced, action-heavy strategy game as John Wick Hex attempts to make you think and strike like the titular character – yes, you can unleash your epic gun fu skills here. It won’t play out quite as you expect though, with the professional hitman’s story brought to life via a sort of fight-choreographed chess. Quick decisions must be made throughout, alongside choosing every action and attack manoeuvre, while simultaneously weighing up the immediate effects and any potential consequences.
John Wick Hex clearly aims to deliver the feel of the tactical combat from the movies, while also blurring the line between the strategy and action gaming genres. You must perform well and make progress in the main story mode in order to unlock new weapons, suit options and locations. Each weapon changes up the tactics you’ll need to use and the manner in which you’ll play. Be frugal though, because ammo is finite and realistically simulated, so timing your reloads is crucial and scavenging is a must.
Set prior to the events witnessed in the films, John undertakes a wretched mission to rescue familiar characters Winston and Charon – both of whom are brought to life by the voiceover talents of Ian McShane and Lance Reddick, reprising their roles from the films. These two are under threat from a dangerous new adversary, known as ‘Hex’ (voiced by Troy Baker), seeking his birthright. Not only does it possess a stellar cast, but the unique graphic noir art design should really help capture the style we’ve become accustomed to with John Wick.
If you are intrigued to indulge in what developers Bithell Games (Thomas Was Alone) have to offer with John Wick Hex, manoeuvre yourself towards the Xbox Store – or Nintendo eShop – and pay a fee of £15.74. Keep an eye out for our upcoming, and in-depth review too!
Become The Baba Yaga John Wick Hex is a fast-paced, action-oriented strategy game that makes you think and strike like John Wick, the professional hitman of the critically acclaimed film franchise. Created in close cooperation with the creative 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 make quick decisions and choose every action and attack they make, all the while considering their immediate cost and consequences. 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.