Reservoir Dogs: Bloody Days Announced, Marking Film's 25th Anniversary

It's billed as a single-player co-op experience, and that is actually an apt description.


Reservoir Dogs is a cult classic, the first movie for director Quentin Tarantino in 1992. Flash forward 25 years, and we are getting a video game based on the movie called Reservoir Dogs: Bloody Days, courtesy of developer Big Star Games.

The game will bring back the colorful sextet of Mr. Blonde, Mr. Blue, Mr. Brown, Mr. Orange, Mr. Pink, and Mr. White, but the game mechanic will allow only three to be played at any one time. While the player will control only one character at a time, those actions are recorded and it will repeat them when you take over the second character, and then finally the third. Big Star is calling it Time Back, which allows the player to learn the scenario as they go. If the first character dies, the second can come in and try to kill the first character's assailant before the fateful moment, thereby saving his life.

“As huge fans of Reservoir Dogs, we’re very focused on creating a highly addictive experience that stays true to the tense, dramatic vibe of this unforgettable movie,” Liam Patton, CEO of Big Star said in a press release. “By taking control of different characters for overlapping bursts of time, players must utilize the strengths of each squad member to carry out the game’s missions, with every move and shot creating a butterfly effect on the overall outcome.”

Of course, if you are a fanatic for the film, don't expect to recognize the characters. Big Star did not use the models of actors Harvey Keitel, Michael Madsen, Steve Buscemi or the rest of the crew because the cost involved to license the likenesses of the actors would have been prohibitive for the indie studio.

The game is viewed from a top-down perspective, and the gameplay seems quite in line with the title. Reservoir Dogs: Bloody Days will be hitting Steam sometime this year.

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