Lyndsay Moir: The minds over at Ong Bak have been working closely with the game developers to ensure that the game has an authentic Ong Bak feel to it. Even the movies main protagonist, Tony Jaa, has lent his likeness to the game character, to give it that true Ong Bak atmosphere. With the game in final development, and the team working towards an imminent Winter release, it won't be long until we can trial out the game ourselves! The CEO at Immanitas Studios himself commented that, “we are confident that we will be able to deliver a game that will appeal to both gamers who love great action games as well as fans of the franchise”.
What do you think of the franchise extending into games, will you be buying it? And are you excited?
Last week, Thai developer Studio HIVE and film studio Sahamongkol Film International announced that the popular muay Thai martial arts movie series Ong-Bak would be adapted into a game. To find out more about the title, PSLS held an exclusive first interview with Kan Supabanpot, General Manager at Studio HIVE, about Tony Jaa’s involvement, the game’s background and which type of genre it will be. - PSLS
Hive Studio announced that they have successfully obtained a license to produce a game which based on Thailand’s action movie, Ong-Bak. A studio which is also based in Thailand was claimed that they would create a high-quality action game for gamers without forgetting the essence of the film.
Ong-Bak is a Thai martial arts movie series starring the incredibly hard-kicking Tony Jaa. If you've not seen them, you're missing out.
Thailand-based Studio Hive says it's developing the game for "various gaming platforms" for release in 2012. It's working in close collaboration with the license holder Sahamongkol Film International, which it says will help it to "achieve a much deeper story involvement for all Ong-Bak fans".