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If there’s one thing I know about Rambo fans, it’s that they demand authenticity. Even though I just made that fact up, it’s should still come as pretty good news that publisher reef Entertainment has announced an unflinching dedication to authenticity in their upcoming Rambo game, going so far as to swipe actual dialogue from the film franchise to include in the game.
Rather than hire someone who sounds “close enough” to the film’s stars, Reef Entertainment opted to go for the real deal when it came to voicing their upcoming Rambo video game, pulling in bits of dialogue, exclamations and guttural screams movie fans should be able to instantly recognize.
“Our goal is to produce the finest Rambo video game ever made,” said an unnamed spokesman from Reef Entertainment. Mysterious! “To do that, we are including dialogue, special effects and music from the movies. Studiocanal, the owners of the Rambo films, searched their extensive archives and tracked down audio reels containing the original voice recording tapes for First Blood, First Blood II and Rambo III.”
As a result, both John Rambo and Col. Samuel Trautman will feature the original voice work of Sylvester Stallone and Richard Crenna, respectively.
Due out sometime this year for the Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3, Rambo: The Video Game will feature action sequences and story arcs from the first three films in the franchise. Hopefully the game will come with an option to turn subtitles on. It’s been quite a few years since I watched the Rambo films but, if memory serves, John delivers a longwinded speech or two that basically sounded like a scene from Rocky played in reverse.