U.K.-based publisher Reef Entertainment has acquired the video game rights to the first two Terminator films, and will produce a video game based on them called Terminators: The Video Game, it announced this week.
The company's agreement with StudioCanal — the French production company that owned the video game rights — covers the exclusive console license for the franchise's original 1984 film, The Terminator, and the console and Windows PC license for its 1992 sequel, Terminator 2: Judgment Day.
"Here at Reef we are huge fans of [the] 1984 and 1991 sci-fi action masterpieces," said a spokesperson for Reef in a press release announcing the deal. "It's an incredible opportunity and an equally huge responsibility to create a game that does great justice to the motion pictures."
The spokesperson added, "We are studying all aspects and influences of the Terminator universe defined in [The Terminator] and Terminator 2: Judgment Day. We have started on our journey and are drawing on all the diverse materials available to produce a high-quality, authentic and exciting Terminator video game."
Reef did not mention a developer for Terminators: The Video Game in the press release; we've reached out to ask about it and will update this article with any information we receive. The company is also publishing Rambo: The Video Game, which is being developed by the Polish studio Teyon. Reef, which was formed in 2005, has published some lesser-known Wii games such as Sniper Elite and Rogue Trooper: Quartz Zone Massacre.