First Look At ONG BAK Video Game

It goes without saying that Twitch is a film website and gaming doesn't exactly fall under our realm of news coverage but once in a while, there is something in the gaming world that piques our interest, especially when its somehow related to an existing film property.  And what film property would make for an interesting video game?  How about a game based on Ong Bak with Tony Jaa in a beat-em-up. And there is even a horde of zombies and giant killer plants as enemies.  Yes, please.

Here's the official press release from Immanitas Entertainment with the full details:

Immanitas Entertainment to publish official Ong Bak Game worldwide

The official Ong Bak game, Ong Bak Tri, currently being developed by Thai developer Studio HIVE, based on the next installment of the popular Ong Bak movie franchise, will be published exclusively by Immanitas Entertainment this winter worldwide for PC, consoles and smartphones.

Berlin, 19th November 2012 - The Ong Bak franchise started its path to international renown in 2003 with the release of its first movie, Ong Bak, which became an instant international hit and catapulted Tony Jaa, the movie's protagonist, to martial arts stardom. Since then another two movies have been released with a new feature film currently being developed. Now for the first time the immensely popular world of Ong Bak finds its way to the PC, consoles and smartphones with "Ong Bak Tri", which is being developed by Immanitas Entertainment's partner Studio HIVE in Thailand.

Ong Bak Tri features three core elements of gameplay: intense fighting action, impressive free running sequences and highly cinematic quick-time action events. The game itself is presented as a 2.5D side-scroller, with gorgeous graphics running on the Unity Game Engine. One of the most important goals for Ong Bak Tri was to deliver an authentic Ong Bak experience. Tony Jaa has lent his likeness to the game character and the development itself was closely accompanied by the great minds behind the movies, in particular the movie director, Thossaporn Poonnart, and the original creator and master choreographer, Panna Rittikrai.

The game is entering the final stages of development and Immanitas Entertainment is currently working closely with Studio HIVE to prepare the game for its international release this winter. "We are really excited to be working with such an internationally renowned brand", comments Christian Sauerteig, CEO of Immanitas Entertainment, "we are confident that we will be able to deliver a game that will appeal to both gamers who love great action games as well as fans of the franchise". Kan Supabanpot, General Manager at Studio HIVE adds: "We are very happy to collaborate with such an experienced company like Immanitas Entertainment. It's a great honour for our team to work on the first very first Ong-Bak multiplatform game."

Please visit the official Facebook page of ONG BAK TRI: facebook.com/ongbakgame


You'll find four screenshot of the game in our galley below.
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  • tman418

    Ugh. No thanks. At least it looks better than the video game they did for "Tom Yum Goong." THAT game was one of the biggest rush jobs I've ever seen, with fewer moves than 1990s fighter games.

  • ricksomchai

    I cant wait for the people who say Jaa is washed up to eat their words lol its coming soon and this game looks actually pretty good like Devil may cry /ong bak style. QT events is what makes games like God of war so great stupid people....

  • Marcel Samson

    Are you kidding me?? That is the one thing I hate about GoW. The random quicktime events. If I want shit like that I will play crap like guitar hero or something :P.

  • Wow, talk about terrible timing... 9 years later... Jaa is washed up and this game will be a non-starter...

  • Mike

    Wait, there's another movie in the works?

  • tman418

    Yep. "Tom Yum Goong 2," being filmed in 3D. Hopefully to be released in May 2013. Prachya Pinkaew is directing and Panna Rittikrai and Marrese Crump are collaborating with Tony Jaa on the fight scenes. Marrese Crump and Yanin "Jeeja" Vismistananda are also part of the main cast too.

  • Marcel Samson

    "highly cinematic quick-time action events."

    Oh god no...

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