Blitz to develop Bad Boys IIIndependent developer Blitz Games has just signed a development deal with publisher Empire Interactive under a license with Sony Pictures Consumer Products to develop games based on the upcoming film Bad BoysTM II. Martin Lawrence and Will Smith are back - and oh, so bad - on the streets of Miami in Bad BoysTMII, reuniting them with producer Jerry Brukheimer and director Michael Bay for a Summer 2003 release. The multi-million dollar marketing support has already kicked off with an action packed teaser spot in this year's Super Bowl® - which is one of the most important advertising events of the year. The development agreement covers PlayStation® 2, XboxTM and NintendoTM GameCubeTM versions of the game and Blitz CEO Philip Oliver is excited by this latest deal: "We're looking forward to the opportunity of working with the great team at Empire on such a high-profile movie license. We're sure that Blitz's vast experience of creating games based on blockbuster movies will bring a wealth of skills and enthusiasm to the Bad BoysTM II license." Empire CEO, Ian Higgins also commented: "Blitz have excellent multi platform technology and are also very experienced at developing games based on well known licenses. We are very happy, therefore to be working with them on such an exciting title". Blitz recently released their Warner Bros adventure Taz: WantedTM, Disney's Lilo & Stitch: Trouble in ParadiseTM and the US release of original title ZapperTM. The first quarter of 2003 will see the release of Cubix: ShowdownTM (based on the hit TV series) and the European release of Zapper.