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Reservoir Dogs Top-Down Shooter Coming Soon, Lets You Rewind Time

Watch the first trailer for Reservoir Dogs: Bloody Days.


A video game based on Quentin Tarantino's 1992 breakout hit crime movie Reservoir Dogs is in the works, it was announced today. The game, a top-down shooter called Reservoir Dogs: Bloody Days, aims to combine "all the drama and tension of the movie" with a gameplay feature called "Time Back."

This gameplay mechanic lets players rewind time, allowing them to "control each and every tactical move and splattering shot for all members of the team." When players rewind time, the outcome of the game's heist missions can change.

Reservoir Dogs the movie told the story of a heist gone wrong, with viewers piecing together what happened as the plot unfolds. It was Tarantino's first full-length movie, and starred Michael Madsen, Harvey Keitel, Steve Buscemi, Lawrence Tierney, Tim Roth, and Chris Penn.

The game lets you play as characters from the movie, including Mr. Blonde, Mr. Blue, Mr. Brown, Mr. Orange, Mr. Pink, and Mr. White. There are "several" heists based on the movie in the game.

Bloody Days is in development at Big Star Games through a partnership with film company Lionsgate, which holds the rights to the movie.

The game is scheduled to launch this year, first on PC through Steam and later on Xbox One. There was no mention of a PlayStation 4 version.

"As huge fans of Reservoir Dogs, we're very focused on creating a highly addictive experience that stays true to the tense, dramatic vibe of this unforgettable movie," Big Star Games CEO Liam Patton said in a statement. "By taking control of different characters for overlapping bursts of time, players must utilize the strengths of each squad member to carry out the game's missions, with every move and shot creating a butterfly effect on the overall outcome."

You can see Bloody Days in action through the gameplay video above. If you're attending PAX East this weekend in Boston, you can play the game at Dell's booth on the show floor.

Reservoir Dogs is not the only movie being made into a video game. The classic war movie Apocalypse Now is being spun into a game through a crowdfunding effort.

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