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Da Vinci Code game planned

From Broken Sword designer.

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2K Games has signed a deal with Sony Pictures to publish the game of the film of the blockbuster Dan Brown novel, The Da Vinci Code.

The game will be available for PS2, Xbox and GameCube and will offer "action-oriented suspense" as you uncover secret societies and ancient conspiracies.

It's being developed by The Collective, the studio behind Indiana Jones and the Emperor's Tomb, Buffy the Vampire Slayer and Mark Ecko's Getting Up: Contents Under Pressure. Charles Cecil, who designed classic point and click adventure Broken Sword, recently joined The Collective to help out.

The Da Vinci Code game will be released in May 2006 alongside the movie, which is being directed by Ron "Richie Cunning-Ham" Howard. Tom Hanks will star, along with Audrey "Amelie" Tautou, Ian "Gandalf" McKellen, Alfred "Doc Oc" Molina and Jean "Leon and the French bloke in Onimusha 3" Reno.

The Da Vinci Code has been translated into 42 different languages, fact fans, and more than 38.6 million copies have been sold worldwide. That's an average of more than two million per month. We haven't read it though because books aren't worth bothering with at all now we've got a really big telly.

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