Ripped: Reef’s Rezon Reveals Rambo

By Jim Rossignol on August 5th, 2011 at 8:08 am.

Reef CEO Peter Rezon, yesterday.
Reef Entertainment have announced, via trade site MCV, that they are working on a new Rambo franchise. Reef Entertainment CEO Peter Rezon explained: “I am a big fan of Sylvester Stallone movies, and when we had the opportunity to secure the video game rights from StudioCanal for the Rambo franchise, we had to grab it with both hands.”

No details for what kind of game it will, yet, but Rezon says it’s “a triple-A title” and also claims that “now was a good time to do something special with this licence.” I reckon that might include dudes getting shot. Not that I think the game is definitely going to be a manshoot. Perhaps it’s more psychological: a traumatised Vietnam veteran management game, or something. Can you go into that diner without flipping out with a knife? No, no.

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45 Comments »

  1. CaspianRoach says:

    They should make a casual game on the license named “Rambo Quick Leg Finder”.

  2. NegativeZero says:

    Banned in Australia for steroid possession.

  3. Premium User Badge Anthile says:

    …why? “You know what we should license? Rambo.”. Presumably whilst consuming a heroic amount of marijuana.

  4. aircool says:

    I love the fact that Stallone is carrying a cut down M60 (or whatever) to make him look less of a shortarse.

  5. LennyLeonardo says:

    Wha? What is that thing on his arm?!

    • Premium User Badge Rikard Peterson says:

      It’s an alien, living under his skin.

      Obviously.

    • Plankton says:

      Why did you have to point it out ?! I am totally grossed out now D:

    • diebroken says:

      Dirt, when they used to make films on location.

    • Premium User Badge TheApologist says:

      That’s where he keeps his boiled egg for lunch.

    • LennyLeonardo says:

      Come to think of it I’m fairly sure I read in Vanity Fair or somewhere that it’s actually a benign tumor that Stallone calls “Rambo”, and who is his only friend.

      “Rambo, I’m sad.”
      “Don’t be sad, Sly, I think you’re great. Let’s go to the gym!”
      “I love you, Rambo.”

      Etc.

    • aircool says:

      I think one of his testicles has gone walkies.

    • Calabi says:

      He’s got a tuma!!

    • PickyBugger says:

      Heh, that freaked me out as well. You beat me to the punch.

    • sinister agent says:

      @LennyLeonardo: That made me spill my tea. You owe me 0.3 tea.

  6. Baggypants says:

    It’ll be just like half life 2, lots of running away and physics based trap laying. I hope it has David Caruso in it.

  7. Premium User Badge Lars Westergren says:

    First that “WHAT!?” female action star game announcement, and now this. We are dangerously close to overdosing on 80s action nostalgia here. What’s next, a big budget Dolph and Van Damme game?

  8. Arglebargle says:

    There will be flippin’ out with a knife….I betcha!

    The first Rambo movie….First Blood….wasn’t so bad. If they’d only followed it to its logical conclusion of Rambo being eventually cut down, it might’ve even been good. After that it became the steroid laden wolverine-wannabe franchise that we all know and…well, know.

    I do not wait for this with a worm on my tongue….

    • Saarlaender39 says:

      As far as I`m aware, lots of people don`t know that the movie “Rambo: First Blood” is based on the book “First Blood” from writer David Morrell.
      And in the book, other than in the movie, Rambo gets killed by Colonel Trautman.

      Which is the better end. (imho)

  9. Spacewalk says:

    I hope that it’s a game where you drive tanks into helicopters. Also wondering who the dedication before the credit roll will be for.

    • aircool says:

      Yeah… I bet the Taliban watch it all the time and piss themselves laughing ;-D

  10. Premium User Badge Lars Westergren says:

    Also, I remember playing Rambo: First Blood on my C64. That and Commando. It was sometime during the Paleozoic era, unless I’m mistaken.

    • apa says:

      At the end where you were flying the helo over the ocean with million things shooting at you, you could do some kind of joystick flip and the helo would turn 180 degrees and go faster than bullets. It was a nice cheat, I hope they include it in this remake!

  11. Premium User Badge Nero says:

    I remember waiting for Rambo 3 load on the Commodore 64 and when it failed I had to screw the little screw and try again. Quite a fun game that.

  12. Alien426 says:

    It’ll be an RPG with moral decisions. Do you give weapons to the Afghan people to fight the Russians or help building a temple in Thailand? Stay in prison to fulfill your sentence or go on a mission to rescue vets?

    Also, he’s not expendable!

  13. int says:

    *Cue Goldsmith’s great music*

  14. Joe Duck says:

    Why can’t this crappy Reagan era bullshit ever die? This films, as well as other gems like Commando or Chuck Norris keep coming back over and over and over. When the heck can we just forget them and move on to something else?
    Rambo? Heck no.

    • Rii says:

      There’s irony inherent in making a game or film today about the Evil Russians in Afghanistan that simply can’t be overlooked not matter how much the devs or the audience may wish to. It’s kinda delicious, really.

    • Nick says:

      Because First Blood is a good film.

      Also.. Commando is lots of silly fun.

      Chuck Norris was only good when he was the bad guy vs Bruce Lee.

  15. Heliocentric says:

    Eh…. Call of duty games live within an equal vacuous existence sit down Rambo, you’ll fit right in.

  16. Premium User Badge JiminyJickers says:

    RAMBO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  17. Koozer says:

    You know, Rambo should be third person. He never uses his sights anyway he’s so manly.

  18. Ergates_Antius says:

    Reef Entertainment CEO Peter Rezon explained: “I am a big fan of Sylvester Stallone movies”
    Really?… Really?

  19. Shadowcat says:

    “Disembodied hand” tag required.

  20. yaosio says:

    I can see it now, every character will be covered in a coat of oil so they are always shiny. Characters will frequently walk through the camera during cut scenes and every enemy will take 100 bullets to take down.

  21. wodin says:

    Thought Rambo would be done for treason I mean we have 1 and half hours of evidence of him living it large with afgan tribals…

    Christ this game will be shit…

  22. sinister agent says:

    Press X to flashblack. Y to casually discard dead love interest. B to gently cry self to sleep in corner of soup kitchen.

    The first Rambo film was the best one by far. I doubt they’ll go down the sensible route it did, but there could be some potential in it if they did. Either way though, it’s a bit surprising to see people so down on this.

    The other Rambo films are more like video games than just about any other film – an invincible one-man army singlehandedly wipes out a normal many-man army, then turns on the powers that SHOCKINGLY betrayed him? It’s the plot of about 60% of FPS games ever. There’s no reason it’s any more likely to be crap than any other game.

    • Tams80 says:

      Well, I’ll enjoy my crap and roll around it it. Want some? Thought not.

    • sinister agent says:

      I’m not sure you actually read what I said, there.

  23. ZIGS says:

    So another cover-based 3rd-person shooter then?

    • sinister agent says:

      Cover? Cover?

      Have you ever even heard of Rambo? Cover is for girls and pen-pushing bureaucrats. Except that’s a long and complicated word that would be better replaced with a burst of machine gun fire.

  24. BAshment says:

    The sega arcade Rambo game captured the Rambo feel they even spliced in film footage and to play it you cant let go of the trigger.

  25. Duoae says:

    What the hell is that thing on his elbow?

    Oh…. It’s muscle…..

  26. Nick says:

    Ikari Warriors!

  27. Stormbane says:

    Damn Stallone was cut.