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Eastwood signs up as Warner Bros announces Dirty Harry title

Hollywood legend Clint Eastwood has confirmed that he will be lending his voice and likeness to a new game based on the popular 1970's Dirty Harry film franchise, which is being developed by Warner Bros Interactive Entertainment.

Hollywood legend Clint Eastwood has confirmed that he will be lending his voice and likeness to a new game based on the popular 1970's Dirty Harry film franchise, which is being developed by Warner Bros Interactive Entertainment.

Eastwood will be reprising the role of Harry Callahan for the games, as well as providing consultancy for the developers of the next-generation console title on a number of "key creative aspects".

"This will be an opportunity to satisfy the many requests over the years to continue the 'Dirty Harry' legacy, only now in the video game medium," the grizzled actor turned director commented in an official statement.

"Creating 'Dirty Harry' video games will also introduce this memorable film character to new generations on a medium they appreciate," he concluded.

Warner Bros has not announced which platforms - or indeed what release date - it will be targeting with the new game, but it's described as being for next-generation consoles, which implies that Microsoft's Xbox Next and Sony's PlayStation 3 (or whatever they come to be called) are the most likely.

The announcement of the game comes hot on the heels of a number of other high profile titles based on classic movie franchises - with Electronic Arts currently working on an adaptation of The Godfather, while Vivendi Universal Games is developing a title based on Scarface.

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