Sony Computer Entertainment America (SCEA) has today announced the North American release of Rise to Honor for the PlayStation 2. Developed in collaboration with action movie director Cory Yuen and martial artist and movie star Jet Li, Rise to Honor is a third-person action game in which players assume the role of Kit Yan, the bodyguard of a Hong Kong crime boss.
"I love the stories that motion pictures tell, but video games are able to take that story a step further by allowing players to experience the action firsthand--playing as me instead of just observing the action," said Jet Li. "I enjoyed the opportunity to help bring Rise to Honor to life, a process that allowed me to develop a newfound appreciation for the hard work that goes into the development of a video game."
"When we teamed up with Jet Li and Cory Yuen, it was important to the Foster City Studios to create a game that lived up to their reputation and standards, as well as our own. With Rise to Honor, we've done just that, and are very proud that it represents our first internally developed release for the PlayStation 2," added Jim Wallace, associate director of product development at SCEA and Rise to Honor producer. "For the first time, you don't need a black belt or a Hollywood agent to be an onscreen martial arts star. You just need a PlayStation 2."
For more information on Rise to Honor, check out our previous coverage of the game.