The classic 80’s action film series Rambo has always had a huge following, with the franchise raking in over $600m worldwide, but the tie-in video games never had the same success. Reef Entertainment, however, are sure that a Rambo game will be a success, and are developing a title based on the series set for next year.
UK-based Reef outbid other publishers to secure the rights to a Rambo game from film company StudioCanal, which will allow them to create and release a number of titles based Sylvester Stallone’s movie series.
Reef Entertainment’s CEO Peter Rezon told MCV:
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.
With the success of the most recent Rambo film, and an international appetite for action movies with Expendables 2 scheduled for release next summer, we felt now was a good time to do something special with this licence.
Craig Lewis, commercial director continued:
We have big ambitions for Reef and the Rambo IP is the first step in establishing us as a worldwide player.
Rambo will be a triple-A title on PS3, Xbox 360 and PC and will capture the gritty atmosphere and full-on action which made the Rambo movies so successful.
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