Sony introduces Kung Fu Hustle online game


MUMBAI: Sony Online Entertainment’s Taipei-based Soga studio is developing a game based on the film Kung Fu Hustle, in conjunction with Shanghai Northstar.

Designed specifically for the Chinese market, Soga is also collaborating with development talent from across China to assist in the design and development of the game.

Kung Fu Hustle combines the elements of classic fighting games from the past and adds compelling character designs, new technology and trademark humour from the movie for a new generation of gamers. Players will encounter familiar characters from the movie, such as Sin, the Sidekick, the Landlady, Beast and more. Kung Fu Hustle features a branching story mode, where players can hone their Kung Fu skills against a host of wacky enemies as they battle their way across China. By cooperating with friends, players can learn new sets of moves to add to their martial arts arsenal.

In Versus Mode, eight players can go head to head in all out multiplayer mayhem, creating that old-school arcade feeling online. Gamers can even watch and scout potential opponents online before challenging them.

While Kung Fu Hustle will be free to play, players will be able to purchase extra lives and hundreds of virtual items for a nominal fee.