Word has emerged from Korea that Phantagram are working on a massively multiplayer game based on the Oscar-winning Chinese movie Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon. Due for release towards the end of 2004 on unspecified platforms, the game is being billed as a revolution for the genre, replacing the normal slow hack and slash of most titles with the kind of fast-paced over-the-top kung fu fighting seen in the film. Phantagram are also promising a "deep cinematic storyline" to immerse players in the game, and if nothing else the oriental setting should make Crouching Tiger stand out from the horde of 'me too' fantasy epics looming on the horizon. Other details are thin on the ground at this early stage in development, but an official website is expected to launch within the next few months.
Source - press release
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