EA has officially confirmed that one of its UK teams is hard at work on a Catwoman game, despite speculation that Warner Bros.' new Interactive Entertainment division would publish the title itself. Although the publisher didn't name Argonaut specifically, the North London based developer is understood to be handling the adaptation under the auspices of EA Studio UK.
Unsurprisingly, EA's agreement with Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment gives the publisher full rights to produce games for all major current formats and future ones, and EA has the game lined up for release on PS2, Xbox, GameCube, PC and Game Boy Advance this summer - to coincide with the release of the movie on July 30th.
The game is expected to follow the movie, which stars Halle Berry as Patience Philips/Catwoman, very closely, using seven locations from the big screen as Patience establishes alter ego in the midst of a corporate conspiracy. Players will control the acrobatic heroine who can run across roofs and up walls, pounce on her prey, utilise her "cat senses" and feline grace to dodge bullets, and use her whip to swing through the air, even lashing at the destructible environment to bring it crashing down on her foes.
Expect to hear more about Catwoman in the coming months.