Stranglehold PS3 and 360 Release Dates Confirmed
- Posted August 28th, 2007 at 04:23 EDT by Seb Hayes
- 18 Comments
Midway have finally revealed Stranglehold's release date for both the Xbox 360 and PS3 versions of the game. The Xbox 360 version will release September 5th and the PlayStation 3 version will hit stores September 17th. Midway has yet to provide the release date for the PC version.
Stranglehold is being developed by Midway in collaboration with legendary action film director John Woo, and the game is billed as the spiritual sequel to director his 1992 film 'Hard Boiled'. The game stars Chow Yun Fat in a reprisal of his role as Inspector "Tequila" Yuen and is is the first project that Woo and Chow have collaborated since Hard-Boiled.
The plot takes place in latter-day Hong Kong, where a policeman has gone missing. No one knows what's happened until they receive a ransom call from an unnamed source. The crime boss kidnapper requests that a single officer appear in Kowloon market. Naturally, Tequila volunteers for the assignment, and so embarks on the beginning a sequence of battles with rival Triads and the Russian Mafia that extends from the street markets of Hong Kong all the way to the museums of Chicago.
Stranglehold will feature destructible environments, a slow motion system called 'Tequila time' and a vast array of weapons including the game's ubiquitous Beretta 92 pistols, a shotgun, a M4 Carbine, and a LMG. The environment will be almost completely destructible, stone blocks, walls, and objects have been shown shattering under fire in gameplay videos. The character can shoot at adversaries while diving, rolling, and swinging from level objects, and Tequila will also slide across tables and other surfaces, if he runs into them, instead of stopping.
'Tequila Time' is a slow-motion system similar to that used in games such as Max Payne. There are also four 'Tequila Bomb' modes which are activated by Stylish Kills, killing enemies either in Tequila Time or using the environment, or capturing glowing purple origami cranes. The four modes are Heal, Precision Shot (shoot at body parts - including the head, throat, limbs and groin), Barrage (Tequila becomes invulnerable with infinite ammunition for a short period of time), and Spin (Tequila automatically spins and shoots every enemy in the area).
Stay tuned to PSU for our review on Strangehold in the coming month.
- 11:38pm EDT - August 27th, 2007
Will be interesting to see how this game pans out...
- 11:43pm EDT - August 27th, 2007
hmmm.. don't know... Max Paine was not a great game.. so why should this be any better...
- 12:18am EDT - August 28th, 2007
where is wark hawk soudlnt it be on psn by now
- 12:25am EDT - August 28th, 2007
Its on right now, $40 US
- 1:50am EDT - August 28th, 2007
when are develpoers gonna get it ,that most of us think bullet time is sh.t
- 3:03am EDT - August 28th, 2007
im sick of these late realease dates
- 3:56am EDT - August 28th, 2007
Nah, this is game rules guys, the demo went up on XBL a few weeks ago, been playing it obsessively since, something satisfying about going into precision kill and shooting a guy in the nuts and watching them curl up and die...once you get used to it it's surpisinglt good fun to play...having said that due to the release dates it looks like i'll be buying this for the 360...hate waiting for a game while others are playing them....grrrr
- 4:12am EDT - August 28th, 2007
PS3 hurts my feelings. I want this game early, not late.
- 5:30am EDT - August 28th, 2007
F*ucking Developers always pushing back the release date of PS3 titles, I'm getting sick and tired of it!!!
- 6:17am EDT - August 28th, 2007
psn id: gingo.... i love the look of this game and at least the ps3 version delay is not months it's only a few weeks so thats good
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- 6:35am EDT - August 28th, 2007
- 6:39am EDT - August 28th, 2007
off topic...........I CAN'T STOP PLAYING WARHAWK, I got it literally the first minute it came out, like Im sure all of u did, but I made sure to make a clan right away callad non other than WARHAWKS....yes its a rare name, I will start the bidding at 1000
- 6:51am EDT - August 28th, 2007
i hate to be a name caller but if you didnt have max payne your retarded
- 7:16am EDT - August 28th, 2007
Maz Payne was horrible...very payneful...ooooo snap!
- 7:34am EDT - August 28th, 2007
This game is sick!!!!!!!!!! sick!!!!!!!!!!! sick!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Play it on which ever system you fancy.
- 8:58am EDT - August 28th, 2007
Don't Complain. We knew this already and it's worth waiting 12 days for the best version of the game!
- 12:24pm EDT - August 28th, 2007
That's cool,i love these slo-mo gigs.
- 6:18pm EDT - August 28th, 2007
At least they used lube this time when a third party F***ed us.
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