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Hometek Inc. to Launch Video Game Franchise Featuring Kurt Russell's Legendary
SAN JOSE, Ca, (July 30, 2003)
- Global video games leader, Namco Hometek Inc., announced today
the company has secured the rights to develop and publish video games based on
Snake Plissken, from the feature films
Escape From New York
Escape From LA.
director John Carpenter, producer Debra Hill and actor Kurt Russell own the
rights and will be working with Namco on the development of the video games.
The first of
titles featuring Plissken will launch in time for Christmas 2005.
"Working with both the original team from
and the developers at Namco allows Kurt, Debra and
to reach a whole new generation of Snake fans and still be true to the original
Snake into the video game world should be a blast," said actor Kurt Russell.
were introduced in the early 1980s, and have created a huge cult following.
The property has already expanded into other forms of entertainment including a
John Carpenter’s Snake Plissken Chronicles,
as well as action figures, novelizations and Japanese
The Snake Plissken character raised the bar for cinematic action
heroes and Namco's
be just as revolutionary in the interactive arena. The action-epic game will feature
Snake battling his
through a post-apocalyptic universe using a combination of fists, firearms, stealth
and brains. Just as
the films, Snake will face intense and challenging situations, which will
the player to make quick
and take decisive actions. With a rich storyline and Kurt Russell providing
the authentic Snake
voice and attitude, this game will be a tribute to Snake fans and gamers worldwide.
Plissken is a pop-culture icon and Kurt Russell's portrayal of Snake set the
action heroes followed," said Andre Emerson, Senior Producer for Namco Hometek
opportunity to now extend the Snake Plissken character through a
video game franchise
is a dream come
for us. We will be partnering directly with series creators John Carpenter, Debra
Hill, and Kurt
to create a dangerous universe where players can live Snake's past, present
Snake Plissken Chronicles
soon be an exciting new action game from Namco," said
Debra Hill. "This reinvention of Snake in a multi-media world that did not
exist 20 years ago only
our belief that the character is universal in his appeal and ageless in the