Sylvester Stallone may be getting older, but his legacy is something that is likely to stick around for a long time. Teyon, a development studio based in Poland, has been working since 2011 to tap into the legacy of one his most famous characters, Rambo, with the creatively titled production of Rambo: The Video Game.
The first batch of details from the game poured out this summer, but the studio has remained tight-lipped on further progress. Given that most videogames based upon movies tend to be underwhelming, the silence – for a game they stated would be out in late 2013 – wasn’t seen in a positive light. Now coming back out of the shadows with a new 2014 release date, Rambo: The Video Game is ready to show off its official trailer.
The trailer itself is stock-full of gore and explosions, with plenty of cannon-fodder soldiers seemingly disintegrating into red puffs of mist as explosions rain down all around them. The game itself will feature content from several of the Rambo movies including First Blood, First Blood Part 2 and Rambo 3. Earlier this year, a spokesperson for the game’s publisher, Reef Entertainment, confirmed that the studio was given rights to use the actual voice tracks for John Rambo and Colonel Sam Trautman, who were played by Sylvester Stallone and Richard Crenna respectively.
The gameplay looks to be mostly on-rails shooting action in the style of classic arcade games like Virtua Cop, where the player is mostly prone to one location as enemies run around on-screen, shooting with Stormtrooper-level accuracy. Rambo then mows them down one after another, utilizing both a torrent of bullets and the seemingly endless will to summon so many explosions that even Michael Bay would have to take a step back and question their inclusion.
In addition to the blood-riddled action, Teyon has assured gamers there will be several quicktime sequences mixed in with the action. From the looks of the trailer, fighting scenes like Rambo’s escape from the prison in First Blood are a prime selection for these sequences, though the graphics themselves leave much to be desired. Featuring some questionable-looking gameplay in a genre with a bad reputation, Teyon looks like it will be facing an uphill battle as the release date looms closer once again.
What do you think, Ranters? Are you interested in this Rambo game, or will you be giving this movie-to-game production a pass?
Rambo: The Video Gams is poised to hit shelves early 2014.
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