The video game based on Sylvester Stallone’s iconic ex-soldier, John Rambo, has been delayed once again, pushing it back to an early 2014 release. Previously slated for a release during winter this year, the game will now hit store shelves in Jaunuary.
Come January 2014, the game will be available for PC, PS3 and X360. A release for next-gen consoles was never planned. The game was originally intended for a 2012 release, but was later pushed back to its revised Winter 2013 window due to development difficulties.
Publisher Reef Entertainment did not provide any information regarding the cause of the new delay, but it is speculated that this was done in order to avoid sharing the game’s release window with Microsoft and Sony’s next-gen consoles and the many launch titles for the two platforms coming out later this year.
Rambo: The Video Game is a first-person shooter based on the first three films from the Rambo series. Players will find themselves controlling John Rambo as he makes his way through the events of First Blood, Rambo: First Blood Part II and Rambo III.
There will be a variety of environments to explore, ranging from the mountainous deserts of Afghanistan from the third movie to the lush green jungles and suburban towns seen in First Blood movies.
Although the game will feature the original cast – with Rambo being voiced by Stallone and Colonel Trautman by Richard Crenna, the developer didn’t exactly get the two actors on-board to do the voice work.
Instead, they’ve used voice clips from the official movies which they acquired from STUDIOCANAL. Reef Entertainment touts that their objective with the game is to get the player “under the skin” of the lone wolf and use all the weapons the tough guy had at his disposal in exactly the same way as he used them in the movies.
Are you hyped about the upcoming Rambo game, or do you think it’s doomed to fail like most other movie tie-ins?