It seems that more and more classic pieces of cinema are receiving video game adaptations in 2017. The latest movie to get this treatment is the Quentin Tarantino classic, Reservoir Dogs.
Developed by Lionsgate and published by Big Star games, Reservoir Dogs: Bloody Days is expected for a spring release this year on Steam first, with an Xbox One version coming after. Reservoir Dogs: Bloody Days is being described as a top-down, strategy shooter based in the world Quentin Tarantino created. Players can take control of MR. Blonde, Mr. Blue, Mr. Brown, Mr. Orange, Mr. Pink, and Mr. White.
“As huge fans of Reservoir Dogs, we’re very focused on creating a highly addictive experience that stays true to the tense, dramatic vibe of this unforgettable movie,” said CEO, Big Star Games Liam Patton in a press release. “By taking control of different characters for overlapping bursts of time, players must utilize the strengths of each squad member to carry out the game’s missions, with every move and shot creating a butterfly effect on the overall outcome.”
Reservoir Dogs: Bloody Days will obviously feature heists for players to enjoy, but it also adds a bit more strategy than the average top down shooter. Players will control each character in a heist for an allotted time, which sounds akin to the Grand Theft Auto V heist system, except there are more characters to manage than in GTA.
This is just another case of a classic movie turned video game over the past few years. One of the more notable titles for this trend is Friday the 13th. Starting as a Kickstarter project by Gun Media, the title managed to garner a lot of attention. It’s still in development, though its interest has yet to wane for horror fans. More recently, however, an Apocalypse Now title made its way to Kickstarter, but was the crowdfunding campaign was cancelled by developer Erebus LLC.