"They switched the machine on, and they didn't know how to turn it off."
'Rambo The Video Game' continues to shape up to be an instant cult classic. Piotr Latocha of Teyon, the game's developer, has now shared some details about the game and the partnership with StudioCanal.
"Authenticity to the classic motion-pictures has been key throughout the development process – and we were greatly assisted by our partners at Studiocanal who spent weeks searching their extensive archives to find original on-set recordings from John Rambo (Sylvester Stallone) and Col. Samuel Trautman (Richard Crenna). These recordings provided us with pristine vocal performances from the central characters – ensuring the game will be locked and loaded with all the classic motion-picture dialogue, rage-screams and exclamations fan’s expect. Rambo The Video Game also includes extracts from the classic movie OSTs to ensure maximum authenticity."
Piotr also shared a new trailer, which like its predecessors, illustrates how the game is meant to recreate key scenes from the three films.
More surprising was news that the game supports the PS Move and is built in part around leaderboards for the 16 levels.
The gameplay system we have created combines the classic arcade-heritage of a rail-shooter with a contemporary graphics engine and all of the cover-taking, weapon-switching and super aggressive enemies possible on PS3. All of John Rambo’s trademark array of knives, SMGs, LMGS, Grenades and variety of arrow-tips will be on-hand for players to deploy within the game’s 16 Missions. It also supports the PlayStation Move controller so player’s can experience every trigger pull, grenade-lob, knife swipe and bow-pull in the most connected way possible.
The XP and levelling system allows players to unlock unique skills and perks for John Rambo as they progress through the game. Equipping these skills and perks into a limited number of slots allows each player to customise their interpretation of John Rambo. From tricky but brittle hi-score oriented builds to wrathful ‘power’ builds typifying John Rambo’s appearance in Rambo III – we believe all interpretations of the legendary one-man-army are possible to create. However, as a game influenced by classic arcade games the highest spots on the leaderboards will be reserved for those players willing to take on the Rambo’s most dangerous missions with skills and perks based around score multipliers rather than pure survival.
Sadly, though the game is near release, there have not yet been any announcements regarding a North American release of the PS3 or 360 versions. The PC version can be ordered from Amazon for only $19.99.
You can find the latest info on 'Rambo The Video Game' linked from our Video Game Release Schedule.
Source: PlayStation Blog
Author: Brian Hoss