The Warriors Fighting Styles Spotlight

Rockstar talks us through some of the varied fighting styles employed by The Warriors' central characters.

When it was released for the PlayStation 2 and the Xbox toward the end of 2005, The Warriors did an admirable job of adapting and adding to the '70s movie of the same name. While The Warriors was an arcade-style brawler at heart, the game also featured a number of enjoyable minigames that let you steal car stereos, mug unsuspecting members of the public, and tag prime graffiti spots. A number of the movie's central characters are playable in the game, and so with the release of the PlayStation Portable version of the game imminent, Rockstar Toronto offers some information on the characters and the various fighting styles they use to defend themselves.

Cleon
Warlord and head honcho of the Warriors, Cleon is a master of the retro kung fu "whup your butt" school of brawling. You could easily cite Bruce Lee as an influence, since Cleon combines fluid roundhouse kicks with bone-crunching flying fists of fury. Enemies lying on the ground should beware because Cleon is known to unleash a devastating jump attack in which he slams his legs into the back of an enemy's neck and twists his body to inflict a fatal neck break. Ouch!

Swan
Second in command and war chief of the Warriors, Swan is a man of few words who lets his fighting prowess speak for itself. Swan is calculating and cold and combines scrappy street brawling with an elegant but visceral boxing style of fighting. His power move of choice is a double-fisted attack in which he bends over his foe with a pile driver to the stomach and sends him careening through the air with a cross shot to the face. Believe it, you would want this guy to have your back in a rumble.

Snow
Tall and angular, Snow is a born fighter who can hang with the heaviest of brawlers. He uses his long frame to crack heads with angled foot stomps and deadly tai chi elbow attacks.

Ajax is just one of several different gang members who you'll get to play with.

Ajax
The cocky muscle of the crew, Ajax is a fearless and extremely deadly fighter. He is often found practicing his jabs on the hanging hand rails in subway trains and lives to provide a good beating. Packing a punch that could halt a charging bull, Ajax is the quintessential street brawler. His finishing move involves three hard punches to the face of a mounted opponent and the devastating triple face stomp.

Cochise
Cochise is a real live soldier and is deadly when his back is against the wall. He was born in Harlem before relocating to the Bronx to join up with the Warriors, but he still maintains a pretty fly fighting style. He combines judo chops and angled kicks and can easily handle himself in a sticky situation. His finishing move involves a nasty back breaker and a judo smack to the face.

Rembrandt
The newest member of the Warriors, Rembrandt is an extremely talented graffiti artist who gets the Warriors name up on every wall possible. He's not the strongest fighter, but he makes good use of his environment and his supply of spray paint to take his enemies down. With one finishing move he gives a quick kick to the groin and a couple of sprays to the face of an enemy, adding insult to injury.

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pdo4545
pdo4545

this game is to 70s for me.

xXRobbyXx
xXRobbyXx

looks nice, same with the graphics, i might give this one a try

Doolum
Doolum

the game looks nice on the PSP as well as it did on the PS2

Chris9560
Chris9560

This game was awesome on the PS2, I don't think theres any point of buyin it again on the PSP though if u already own it on a console

dillyhox
dillyhox

Might have to try this since the movie was awesome

RE4_Tipsters
RE4_Tipsters

i love ajax, im gonna buy it on psp since im always on the go

Tokinblckgie
Tokinblckgie

I hope it's no bust, like Y's: The Ark that came out last year and was sweet on pc and ps2 but sucked when it came to psp for 20$. Anybody see the resmblance.

WestCoastRida
WestCoastRida

hopefully its as good as the console versions...

Thegame1456
Thegame1456

Dysantic you have absolutely right!!

Dysantic
Dysantic

Why make an article like this? It serves no prupose to those who have played it before on either the PS2 or XBOX. Why not do an article on what will be different in this version compared to the other ones... if there is going to be anything different.

MeeDNite
MeeDNite

Cant Wait Till My First BlooD!!! ;))

pdo4545
pdo4545

this game is dumb...

Mr_KMG
Mr_KMG

Preordered it last month

MartinMan
MartinMan

I can't wait for this game and for 20 bucks that's a real bargin!

mrekolost
mrekolost

yes m8 this is goin to b an instant classic

poepoo
poepoo

i loved this game on xbox and im pretty sure i will love it on my psp

GreenGoblin2099
GreenGoblin2099

Never saw the movie... but this sounds like a good way to know the story :D

HXCDEW
HXCDEW

I'm definitely getting this game.