The Warriors: First shots and details

After hearing whispers of Rockstar's take on cult movie The Warriors for what seems like years, we've finally got hold of some solid details of what the PS2 and Xbox title will entail.

Not only that, we've also uncovered the first ever shots of the game in action (albeit in dodgy scanned-in-from-a-magazine stylee).

The shots in question have been hosted by a Warriors fan site and are taken from the new issue of US mag Game Informer.

The images aren't of the highest quality but they do give you a good feel for the aesthetic of the game, which appears to retain the feel of the original 1979 gang warfare film, while combining it with more of a Manhunt-style edge.

You can view the shots - until Rockstar inevitably order them to be removed - by .

The game's plot actually acts as a prequel to the narrative of the original flick (a remade version of which is due for release next year), which follows New York gang The Warriors as they attempt to escape from the enemy turf of the Upper Bronx back to their home territory of Coney Island, without getting their heads kicked in.

Players take on the role of a member of the posse who is attempting to prove his worth, via the medium of GTA-style free-roaming environments and unmitigated violence.

The combat will centre mostly on beat-'em-up-esque fisticuffs rather than firearms, with an array of different fighting styles on offer. (The Way of the Broken Bottle, anyone?)

We're hoping to see more of the game at E3. We will, as ever, keep you posted.

The Warriors is due to be released for PS2 and Xbox in September