Konami Reveals Rush 'N Attack Remake

John Funk

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Konami Reveals Rush 'N Attack Remake

Get ready to face off the Russian attack once more: Konami has breathed life into a vintage action game series with XBLA/PSN remake (sequel? remakequel?) Rush 'N Attack: Ex-Patriot [http://www.amazon.com/Rush-n-Attack-nintendo-entertainment-system/dp/B00004SVU9/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&s=videogames&qid=1278537207&sr=1-1].

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I remember being a wee tyke playing Rush 'N Attack over at my friend's house on his NES for two reasons, really: One, it was hair-pullingly difficult, since it was essentially Contra [http://www.amazon.com/Contra-Nes/dp/B0009VRFFS/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&s=videogames&qid=1278537238&sr=1-1] except you were only armed with a little tiny knife; Two, it took me years to realize that the title was actually a play on "Russian attack."

Which, by the way, was a pun that our European readers never saw - the game was released in Japan and Europe as the infinitely-less-interesting-named Green Beret.

It turns out that Konami is looking to revive its NES sidescroller via the Bionic Commando: Re-Armed treatment: Give it a shiny new 2.5D remake/sequel with a pun-tastic title - and now, we have Rush 'N Attack: Ex-Patriot, the trailer for which you see here.

Ex-Patriot seems to resemble last year's Shadow Complex [http://www.amazon.com/Shadow-Complex-Online-Game-Xbox-360/dp/B002LIT3F2/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&s=videogames&qid=1278537276&sr=1-1] more than anything, though while Shadow Complex gave you guns, Rush 'N Attack seems to continue the series' tradition and keep you armed with little more than a knife. However, the press release boasts that the player will also have stealth options to try and evade and/or get the drop on enemies instead of taking them on in a frontal assault. This is probably a good thing, what with the old adage about bringing a knife to a gunfight and all.

From the press release, Rush 'N Attack: Ex-Patriot boasts:

[blockquote]* Stealth Combat Action - Using both stealth and brute force, players will escape from their imprisonment with a new level of action
* Fast Paced Platforming - Stay sharp and move quickly as you progress towards your objectives through challenging platforming
* Massive Levels - Fight your way through three environments with multiple levels full of hidden items, secret locations, and relentless soldiers trying to track you down
* Killer Graphics - Built on the Unreal Engine, players will have a visual feast that is unparalleled in other downloadable games.[/blockquote]

And in addition to all of that, presumably there will be some dirty attacking Soviets that need stabbing. It's only fitting, really.

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Onyx Oblivion

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Couldn't they do something...else?

Like a "Symphony of the Night" full on remake?

I like knives, though. I'll check it out.
 
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John Funk said:
Which, by the way, was a pun that our European readers never saw - the game was released in Japan and Europe as the infinitely-less-interesting Green Beret.
Exsquise me? Green Beret was awesome.

 

Jack and Calumon

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John Funk said:
Which, by the way, was a pun that our European readers never saw - the game was released in Japan and Europe as the infinitely-less-interesting Green Beret.
So any word if thats what It will be called for us?

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Exsquise me?
Calumon: Mister... Never say that again... ever, please?
 

GonzoGamer

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Cool.
There aren't enough knife fighting games.

There should be a Sayoc Kali style game. It could be especially cool with motion control.
 

Worgen

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Whatever, just wash your hands.
so they are making a remake of a bad nes game? why?
 

ad4m101

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love me a good XBLA game, fingers crossed on winning the lottery tomorow 12mil would get me a nice collection =] cant afford at the moment =[
 

Jared

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Seems remakes are in this season.

Nothing wrong with bringing a classic back thoghh if they can improve it ^^
 

Onyx Oblivion

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John Funk said:
Konami Reveals Rush 'N Attack Remake
It's not a remake it seems, but a sequel.

http://www.gamesradar.com/ps3/rushn-attack-ex-patriot/preview/rush-n-attack-ex-patriot-looks-eerily-familiar/a-2010040913299607026/g-201004099434232072
 

JRslinger

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Rusn N attack was the first NES game I finished. The last level is a warehouse where you have to destroy an enemy ICBM at the end.
 

robinkom

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*turns around and glances at hooked up NES and Rush 'N Attack cartridge on the floor*

...great... Because it's, uh... been so long since I played the original. Heh... heh, heh... >_> _>
 

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they should have put it on the wii like all their remakes, silent hill, castlevania, frogger, contra, gradius, and the metal gear solid game on the gamecube.