Stallone Speaks in Rambo: The Video Game

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The original movie voice track to be used in the upcoming shooter.

One of the great mysteries of our age is the lack of a true Rambo game. Outside of the recent arcade game, fans would be best served by resorting to live-action roleplay with nerfguns than suffering though the NES or Master System titles. Developer Teyon hopes to bring us out of this national nightmare by releasing Rambo: The Video Game. If the title sounds redundant, that’s because from Part II on, the movies pretty much are games, just without the whole playing part. In addition, Sylvester Stallone and Richard Crenna will reprise their roles as John Rambo and Col. Trautman. By reprise, I mean the original movie voice tracks will be used.

According to publisher Reef Entertainment, the game will be “triple-A” quality and intends to “capture the gritty atmosphere and full-on action which made the Rambo movies so successful.” To do so, Rambo: The Video Game will be based on the three original movies and feature “shoot-outs, stealth killings, demolition, knife-play and more.” Already, it sounds much more authentic than the original NES game, which mainly pitted Rambo against snakes and butterflies.

Teyon is previously known for their rail shooter series Heavy Fire and Crazy Chickens: Pirates 3D. With a pedigree like that, it’s hard to tell if Rambo: The Video Game will be a true first-person shooter or a match three game. If the screenshots mean anything, it’ll look shiny (and have rainbows).

Rambo: The Video Game is set to be released later this year for PC, Playstation 3, and Xbox 360. Who knows, maybe John will get to win this time.

Source: Reef Entertainment via Gamespot

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