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Sunday, March 05, 2006

Midway, John Woo, Chow Yun-Fat Team for Stranglehold

This sounds quite cool:

Stranglehold, will bring John Woo's famous use of hyperkinetic, choreographed action and freeze framed sequences to the video game arena and will also feature the likeness and voice talent of international action film star, Chow Yun-Fat, (Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon, Hard Boiled, Bulletproof Monk) in his video game debut. Having worked together for several feature films, the dynamic duo, Yun-Fat and Woo, are teaming up once again, but this time bringing their expertise to the world of interactive entertainment.

"The video game industry continues to push the envelope, bridging the worlds of games and movies to produce revolutionary entertainment for consumers," said Steve Allison, Midway chief marketing officer. "To have John Woo creatively involved in Stranglehold and Chow Yun-Fat reprising his role as Inspector Tequila is truly a dream come true for fans of Hong Kong action movies. This game is the first pure example of the convergence of entertainment. Stranglehold is an example of what is possible in the next generation of video games as a viable approach to building a new IP as a gaming franchise that speaks to a fan base through its star and director, in the same way a film does."
-- Stranglehold Details and Playstation 3 Screenshots

Done by the same Chicago lads responsible for Psi-Ops, which was a good title. I still haven't entirely forgiven Woo for Mission Impossible II ... but Chow made even Bulletproof Monk watchable. And apparently this title is so fast moving ... you have to use hyperkinetic twice to describe it ...

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