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Take A Swing At Prince Of Persia Creator’s Karateka

By Nathan Grayson on December 4th, 2012.

That looks like an incredibly uncomfortable fighting stance.

Jordan Mechner’s mostly frequently associated with Prince of Persia – sadly the only of his creations to get a feature film starring Jake Gyllenhaal’s immaculately sculpted biceps – but his mighty brain also gave the world Karateka and The Last Express. The latter’s brilliance is well-documented – if not incredibly well-known – but the former doesn’t get quite as much credit. Admittedly, in spite of its silky smooth rotoscoped karate flair, Karateka hasn’t aged nearly so well. But that’s what remakes are for, so Mechner’s paired with Liquid Entertainment to take a perilous, punch-powered journey back to the very beginning of his career. The end result’s part-brawler, part-rhythm game, all action. Or something. And you can snatch it from the hands of a wizened karate master using only a pair of chopsticks right now. By which I mean Steam. But you can still use chopsticks if you want.

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