When I first heard about the Rambo video game I couldn’t wait to find out more but sadly there wasn’t a lot of information readily available other than the game will follow the story lines of the movies and feature voices from some the cast in the original movies which in it’s self is amazing news. Today however some of the gameplay styles and a screen shot that actually features John Rambo have been released which gets me super excited for the games release!
Rambo: The Video Game will follow the stories featured in the three movies, Rambo: First Blood, Rambo: First Blood Part II, and Rambo III. The game is also set to feature the original voice tracks from Stallone and Richard Crenna (who played Col. Samuel Trautman) Today the trailer on the left was revealed as well as some gameplay styles. Some of these gameplay styles include:
Shoot-Out: All-out action in fixed-perspective shoot-outs – players will need to make tactical use of cover-options to survive the enemy onslaught. Mini-missions, multiple-paths, quick-time-events, interactive scenery and more than 25 enemy types will keep player’s adrenaline-pumping.
Destruction: Unleash heavy weapons such as the M60, explosive-tipped arrows and time-bombs. Cause some wide-spread damage against hard-targets. Take control in iconic scenes from the films such as Rambo’s destruction of the Police Station in FIRST BLOOD ™.
QTE-Fight: Authentic fight scenes from the movies are recreated in third-person, quick-time-events sequences.
Fixed-Gun & Vehicle: Take aim of gun turrets and rocket launchers in an array of authentic fixed-gun and vehicle sections from RAMBO: FIRST BLOOD PART II ™ and RAMBO III ™.
Stealth-Hunt: Fixed-perspective infiltrations through forests and enemy-camps armed with Rambo’s trademark Bow and Knife. Dodge search-lights and time your bow attacks perfectly to silently eliminate enemies from the shadows. Knife sections will give players the choice of lethal or non-lethal force.
Bosses: Boss showdowns and take-downs from the films – everything from Rambo’s single, explosive bow strike on Lieutenant Tay to shredding Russian helicopters with the DShK 12.7mm Heavy Machine Gun.
When I first wrote about Rambo: The Video Game, I checked Amazon and Game which both had a release of May 3, but considering that’s today, it’s not true, damn you Amazon & Game. I’ve checked this morning though and the Amazon listing has now updated the release date to August 13, so lets keep an eye out for that.
Rambo: The Video Game is set to be released on PC, Xbox 360, and PlayStation 3.