Dog the Bounty Hunter Is Set to Become a Video Game Star

Ever wanted to feel what it's like to be a bounty hunter chasing fugitives on the run? Well, America's most famous bounty hunter is set to star in a video game.

Dog the Bounty Hunter—real name Duane Chapman—has partnered with a video game company to develop a series of video games based on his persona.

The 68-year-old is best known for his TV show of the same name, which chronicles his experiences as a bounty hunter. He has captured more than 10,000 fugitives throughout his career, according to a press release sent by his representatives.

Most recently, Chapman made headlines when he started a high-profile search for fugitive Brian Laundrie following the death of Gabby Petito.

Now Chapman has paired up with Virtual Interactive Technologies Corp., a video gaming company for a multi-year, multi-game agreement.

The company announced its plans to develop and market a line of video games that will use Chapman's name, image and likeness.

"After years of sharing my life on television, I'm thrilled to bring my many stories and experiences to the video gaming environment," Chapman said, following the announcement.

His statement continued: "I'm delighted to be working with Virtual Interactive Technologies and their experienced team."

Jason Garber, CEO of Virtual Interactive Technologies, said that turning Chapman into a video game is a "once in a lifetime opportunity."

"Dog's successful career in reality TV and his widely recognized persona will provide us with exceptional content to build a number of exciting and engaging games."

A name or release date for a game hasn't yet been announced, but multiple games are in development.

Brian Laundrie's remains were found after a month-long search back in October, with Chapman and his team being unsuccessful ultimately in their search.

However, at the time, the reality TV star said that the search coming to an end means the Petito family can finally grieve.

"The positive ID of Brian Laundrie's remains gives some measure of closure to this case, if not to Gabby's family who will likely now never know what truly happened," Chapman previously said in a statement to Newsweek.

"We are praying for Gabby's family. As a parent who has also lost a child, I know there's no ending to this story that brings Gabby back. But now the family can begin the process of grieving. Our thoughts are with them."

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Duane "Dog The Bounty Hunter" Chapman at his book signing for "You Can Run But You Can't Hide" at Borders bookstore in Hollywood. Ted Soqui/Corbis via Getty Images