Stranglehold will miss its original release date on PS3, and instead arrive three weeks later on September 17.
The Xbox 360 and PC editions will still be released on August 27.
Hard Boiled...my fav Chow Yun Fat movie!!
Ok, I haven't had a chance to write a preview of this game yet so consider this a rough preview for now. We played this game at this years E3 and while it does look very cool and has tons of ways to kill people, slow motion bullet to the head, stand offs, 30 something different animations that are based on where you shoot someone, etc, etc. It was a little awkward on the controls.
I will review the audio and video of our demo tonight and get something up soon but PS3 fans should not be too worried about the delay. Maybe Midway is going to take the time to make the PS3 version better...joke.
We played it on a 360 so we have no idea what it looks like on the PS3, but that was almost the case with everything at this years E3.
Ya, That is going to be sweet to get the movie in HD an the game in 1.
The game looks so so to me but seems like it will be fun an hard boiled is a sick movie, I really can't wait for this to come out.
Something the Xbox and PC can not get.
agreed, besides this is a game I will never touch without reading reviews, so by then we will know how it turned out
Plus I'll be too busy playing Warhawk!;)
keep the movie I can just get it for free in HD over the internet, I'll take the game a month early
I would have never guessed it. Well at least its not months behind like R6V, GRAW2, etc.
i can wait Stranglehold and hard boiled blu-ray
its worth it
now i can put 100% in Warhawk
perfect time for a delay
(reply)once halo3 comes out
Stranglehold will be forgotten on 360
but, as of now, Strangehold will probably not manage to sell more than its 360 counterpart because of all the NEW games coming out, like Halo 3 and PGR 4 (I'm just speculating folks). Don't get me wrong, including a bluyray dvd w/ the game is cool... But, Strangehold coming out in September runs the serious risk of being overshadowed by Halo 3 and PGR 4. It also rejuvinates the old rumor/fact that PS 3 is hard to develop for (Okay, the rumor is not that old). This was a bad decision.
Not really bad news, we already got Lair early august and Warhawk near end of August and Heavenly Sword Early September, that should keep my wallet busy.
Same situation here, man. I'll be broke by the holidays.
Not another one, wow if I only had a PS3 I would be pissed, why does PS3 get all the games late, you pay more money and are told by a bunch of propagandists that you just purchased a superior console, yet we continue to get delayed ports of the cheaper and seemingly superior console. Yeah throw in a movie to further push your stupid format war and shut me up, what a bunch of A-holes. I wouldn't be surprised if a month turns into 6months.
Look at my post above, there are many good games coming out before it releases, plus inorder for it to be a months delay it would have to be from August 27th to September 27th.
It's gonna be a expensive few months for ps3 games but it's worth it.
this game doesnt look too great though. Oh well, we will see what Xbox people think about it before we get it. I wont buy it though, never was going to.
I will definately pick this game up for the PS3 - a copy of hardboiled HD too, that is just too good to be missed.
this is so funny, 360 owners get the game before the demo even hits psn!!!!!!
Has it broke down yet???
keep your silly comments for nights in with mommy.
Well usually I would be laffing with you, but I own both PS3 and 360, I was going to get this game on PS3 for the movie, but I am dieing to get this game, I cant wait for Sony to get their Sh*t together, so now I have to miss out on the movie and go for the 360 version,oh well, hopefully it will play and look better :(
The funny thing is that you may actually buy this game.
I was looking forward for this game until I heard that its only approximately 12 hours long. It went from must-buy to must-rent. I think it'll still be a great game overall but $60 for a 12hr game is imo, not worth it. I know Hard Boiled was a great movie but I have a tight budget this coming fall considering all the great-looking games that are coming out for the ps3 so I really have to consider which games should be in my library and which games should be not.
considering all the triple A titles coming out on consoles, I don't think Strangehold being delayed will upset TOO many people.
Agreed. Like I said I think it'll be a great game overall but its not in the status of MGS4 or Halo 3 that'll upset millions of gamers if it gets delayed.
How come always the PS3 titles get pushed back for weeks and months??? what's the deal??? Don't even try arguing that the PS3 is ahrder to develop for because this game was fisrt started with the PS3 in mind...it was a PS3 exclusive...so they worked on the PS3 version first.
So what the [email protected] I'm sure that Assassin's Creed, GTA4 will be deleyed to on the PS3....
srew all these devs.....I had it!
It's to bad I can't do anything about it!
If you don't think that the PS 3 is harder to develop for... than what do you think is going on? That all the devs are lazy?
I completely agree w/ you man. Good Comment!
is two sided, it is not that developers are lazy, but they are greedy, they dont want to put a ton of time into a version of the game that will sell far fewer copies than another version, they put the PS3 version on hold to get the 360 version out quicker(probably before Halo was the goal)
The other problem is Sony made the PS3 way too hard to work with on many levels for developers, they are trying to get better but it is too little too late.
not to many facilities setup for producing bluray disks. Wasnt it stated way back how Sony was keeping tight controls on the output? Just a thought. My gramma can burn a dvd9. allot of bluray realeases coming now may be backlogging the production.
What's even funnier is that i'm not going to pick this up early for my 360 and wait for the ps3 version because of the Movie bundle.
what is there to disagree about? I also want the movie, so i don't mind waiting a few extra weeks.
...and waiting...and waiting.
Were you born with a brain... I guess not. Your silly opinion doesnt bother Ps3 fans, its the xbox fans that get all angry and agressive when your precious halo gets put down. You can have your fun BUT it has and will work like this
1. Ps1 won 5th gen
2. Ps2 won 6th gen
3. Ps3 will win 7th gen.
I was once a horrid xbot. But now ive noticed the 360 can only go so far before it explodes while the ps3 has millions of exciting opportunities. You can disagree but it comes down to trust and who the hell trusts MS anymore??? I surely dont.
I'm use to waiting this gen. Especially since I own a few 360's and one is usually out for repairs. I got to know my UPS driver on a first name basis though. That's always nice to make new friends.
The games are few and far between on the PS3 but at least the thing has never failed me.
So...that means your going to keep waiting huh!
We're gamers. That's what we do. Wait.
No matter how big a game or how many sequels of games we get and how often they come out. It's the nature of the beast. I'm a patient man so it doesn't bother me to wait.
I think this whole bashing of systems, developers and just being an out right fanboy is childish. For that I have "NO" patience and very little time to be bothered with. Take the hint
I read an article yesterday that the developers were having trouble getting this game to run good on the PS3.The article said something about when you go into the Super Slowmotion Move it didnt look as good as it do on the PC and the XBOX360.It seems some developers are having trouble running the Unreal Engine on the PS3,but I guess Epic should be able to help them out.
the lack of usable memory in the PS3 probably also has something to do with it, PC and 360 have more available memory for graphics, I think this is an issue that is happening alot with PS3, but no one will come out and say it because they dont want one console to sound better than the other, fanboys can't handle the truth, they would never stop bashing sony for something like that.
Nobody should get worked up over this. It's three WEEKS, not three MONTHS or longer. Delays happen to every system.
I agree with your statement I own both PS3 and 360,I want to get Unreal Tourn for the PS3 but EPIC said it will only run 30fps,so I am going to wait and see if Epic get the 360 version of Unreal Tourn to run at 60fps.
When did Epic announce it will run on 30fps?...
Thats just wierd considrering UT is one of their most
profitable Titles.....Making it suck on one version is
stupid....(this is comming from a person who owns an xbox360)
Unless you can come up with a link I have my doubts...
In regards to Stranglehold. I wouldn't expect much for the 360 or the PS3 version. Midways games have been on decline for years. It will most likely be average at best. Hour of Victory was awful. As well as most of the newer MK games.
There was no asking studios what a game machine should be, as 256 MB was the original plan, yet it was Epic who PLEADED, not casually suggested that they up it to 512.
I suppose you don't remember the Microsoft exec saying that Epic cost them nearly 1 billion dollars as a result. It did work out though, and it was ultimately the right choice, but please don't try to spin this as some sort of saintly Microsoft crusade for harmonious gaming...thank you.
Hell, if it were my call, 360 and PS3 would have 1GB of RAM, then nobody could complain.
Epic said the PS3 version was going to run slower than the PC version,they said 30fps was best for the PS3 because 60fps on the PS3 would lose to much on the graphics.By the way i own both systems so dont Slam me just because I Picked a game for the 360 over the PS3 thats the beauty of having both systems you should try it.
One thing that sticks out in my mind is when Epic commented on Stranglehold being one of those games that was chugging along well with their engine, but now there's been a delay...
I'm not saying that's the definitive reason, I'm just wondering if it does have something to do with it.
In any case...I'm not holding my breath for this one. It does look good, but in all honesty, the HD Hard Boiled is the biggest incentive for me. Could be good though, I suppose I'll find out. Heavenly Sword is my number 1 for September though, unquestionably, what a fun demo.
With all these delays... it's almost as if the xbox 360 gets time-exclusive as a default...
You're nowhere near funny or witty.
There's enough games coming out for the PS3 next month. Lair, Madden, and Warhawk.
In every picture he's holding two guns! The same pair! They need some variety in these pics...
this is old news, but it's alright with me. Lair and Warhawk are taking my money for August.
so Stranglehold can cozy up with Heavenly Sword for September.
i'm already preparing to save up the money for the blitz of games hitting the PS3 from August to December, multi-platform and exclusive alike.
Being a Ps3 owner kind of use to this by now, however I have noticed the gap in delays is definately going down, and to be honest even the quality of ports are getting better..
Oh well, ill be checking it out anyway..... Just 3 weeks after xbox 360 owners, but then again not like I know any anyhow!
delay station 3 just like 1k other games even gta4 will be later haha
Does this mean you can officially call this game "timed exclusive?"
keep hearing multiplatform games are getting delayed on PS3. It is a shame, people with PS3 should get to enjoy games as and when the 360 does. hopefully this will stop at some point
Kinda sucks I guess.
thank god. i was scared i was gonna buy this game right when it came out and then realize its a bad game. now i can read reviews of the 360 game beforehand to decide whether its worth a purchase
Am I surprised? Nah...
GRAW 2 still have to land on the PS3 platform...
But the worst is probably GTA IV, said to be delayed for some weeks, I hope for the PS3 fans it won't be any longer
Another delay for the PS3 *rolls eyes* I bet its gonna take them 3weeks to get that extra special content aka a movie onto that blu-ray disc...What a waste of space.
Looks like in future games will just feature movies something every gamer wants *sarcasm over*
I believe the delay is due to extra content being added for the Bluray device in the ps3 ;)
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