John Woo Attacks iOS With Upcoming On-Rails Escort-Mission Game, Bloodstroke

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If you’re a fan of famous action director John Woo, you’ll be as excited as we were when we heard that he’s working on an iOS game, Bloodstroke, in development with Moonshark Games (Stan Lee’s Verticus, Neil Gaiman’s Wayward Manor) and to be published by Chillingo.

AppAdvice reports that the game will be an on-rails top-down action game that tasks players with protecting and escorting their in-game employer through hazardous level after level.

German gaming site, Appgefahren, has the following preview video of the upcoming game from Gamescom.

The game is set in Asia, and you’ll take on the role of LOTUS, a bodyguard who has to protect his employer. You’ll get the cool black and white cinematic style across the whole game, including cutscenes, where color, says the developer, is used rarely but consciously. Bloodstroke has a planned total of 30 levels, an arena mode, and a bunch of enemies, weapons, melee attacks, and achievements via Game Center. John Woo wrote the story, here, so it’s bound to be action-tastic.

Whether this will be yet another free-to-play game is uncertain, but we’ll keep an eye on this one and let you know as the details appear.

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