Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon

Crouching Tiger

Information courtesy of GameSpot:

Ubi Soft has secured the license to develop Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon games for multiple next-generation consoles.

Ubi Soft has announced that it has secured the rights from Sony Pictures Consumer Products to publish games based on the Academy Award winning film Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon. The company will release related games on such console platforms as the Sony PlayStation 2, Nintendo GameCube and Game Boy Advance, and Microsoft Xbox. Specific gameplay details were not released, but Ubi Soft promises that the games will include the same type of artistic kung-fu action that made the film so popular.

"Bringing Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon to the gaming audience is an incredible opportunity for Ubi Soft," said Yves Guillemot, president and CEO of Ubi Soft Entertainment. "With this amazingly successful film, we have the ability to tell stories that are not only technically rich and challenging, but are also extremely plot-driven. Ubi Soft looks forward to continuing the thread of this elaborate tale and bringing it to an even greater public."

The first products using the license will be released in spring 2002.

May 2002 update

Well, nothing has come out as of yet but at least now we have a few screens:

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IGN has a write-up about an early demo of the game that you can view here. The game looks to be (not surprisingly) a fighting game with interactive environments (i.e., you can jump between rooftops, go into buildings, etc.) that follows the plot of the movie.

June 2002 update

J.D. from KFC Cinema recently attended to E3 trade show and was kind enough to send some new pictures:

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Crouching Tiger

It seems as if the gameplay will be similar to the Playstation game "Bushido Blade". You can view more pictures and a press release by downloading this zip file.

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