Friday 19 May 2006
As his cinematic style has influenced so many action games from Max Payne to Hitman, it seems only right that movie director John Woo should take the lead in taking action games into the next generation with the Midway-developed game for PS3, Xbox 360 and PC, Stranglehold.
The third-person blaster is based on the world and characters that first appeared in Woo's Hard Boiled which saw Chow Yun-Fat star as all-action cop Inspector Tequila.
Fat's likeness is used for the game and this latest trailer illustrates the amount of detail that has been put into the character model and demonstrates some of the special attacks that can be launched when Tequila is outnumbered. Watch out for the twin gun spin near the end where Tequila's nimble feet and fingers clears a whole room of bad guys.
It's this type of gun choreography that John Woo has been advising Midway on as well as shaping the plot of the game to make it as emotionally charged as his Hong Kong action movie classics.