EA enlists G.I. Joe for games tied to The Rise of Cobra

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Dec 14, 2012, 3:54 PM EST

Electronic Arts announced the development of G.I. Joe console and handheld games for the summer to coincide with the theatrical release of G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra, a live-action movie on Aug. 7.

EA will unveil a first look at its G.I. Joe video game at Hasbro's Showroom at the New York Toy Fair on Feb. 15-17.

The G.I. Joe video game will feature an exclusive storyline that picks up where the live-action movie leaves off, allowing players to re-create and re-live the greatest moments from the film, cartoon series and action-figure toy line. The game will feature 12 G.I. Joe characters, each with unique abilities and weapons, in intense single-screen co-op mode, allowing two players to unite as a team to fight the powers of the COBRA organization.

The game is under development for Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, Wii, PlayStation 2, PSP, Nintendo DS and mobile devices.