Comic-Con 2012: Michael C. Hall Goes Virtual in New 'Dexter' Game
Marc Ecko Enterprises is developing a video game sequel to debut in conjunction with seventh season of Showtime series.
Dexter Morgan has gotten his game on in San Diego for three straight years.
Ecko|Code and Showtime Networks used Comic-Con 2012 to announce that Dexter The Game 2, the sequel to 2010’s Dexter The Game, will arrive on iOS, Android and PC in the fall. The new video game will coincide with the premiere of the seventh season of Dexter on Showtime on Sept. 30 at 9 p.m. ET/PT.
Developed internally at Ecko|Code in conjunction with Showtime, the new game puts players in the shoes of America’s favorite vigilante in an open-world Miami. Dexter navigates the city in his own signature style. Crime scenes will be investigated with the knowledge that the serial killers who have evaded Miami’s Police Department will be stalked and given their comeuppance by Dexter's “dark passenger.”
Series star and executive producer Michael C. Hall has provided the voice of Dexter Morgan and has been a close collaborator in the game’s development. Hall worked with the developer on the original game, which was released for portable devices and PC. The entire cast provided likenesses for the new game.
“The fan’s main comment about the original game was that it was too short,” said Marc Fernandez, chief creative officer of Ecko|Code. “With Dexter The Game 2’s procedurally created serial killers and cases, the player will never run out bad guys to stalk and crimes to solve. Exploring a richly detailed and vast Miami through Dexter’s eyes is thrilling.”
"Over the years we’ve worked closely with Ecko|Code to experiment with how fans enjoy experiencing Dexter’s world in the digital space," said Laura Palmer, senior vp distributor marketing at Showtime Networks. “Combining the freedom and the dark humor and suspense of the series, Dexter The Game 2 is unquestionably the most ambitious project yet.”
Last year, Showtime used the convention to announce the Facebook game, Dexter Slice of Life. That game allows social gamers to stalk their victims as Dexter. Gameplay involves exploring Miami and locations seen on the series to complete missions and find evidence. Players can collect and earn special items to help them progress in the game and complete missions.