The Warriors

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19th March 2007

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25th October 2005

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31st May 2005

New Warriors trailer

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The Warriors

The social problems of the urban 1970s laid bare.

Rockstar had a really good idea: dust down its ace PS2/Xbox brawler from 18 months ago and release it on the PSP at a knock-down price.

After all, this is a game you can now pick up in the bargain bins for well under a tenner if you shop around.

The only problem is that someone, somewhere forgot to whisper this somewhat fundamental detail to the European peeps. So while our friends across the pond can pick this game up for an ear flick under $20, the good people of Europe are being mugged for more than double that. How very rude.

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Cyrus sues Take-Two

The Warriors one, not Billy-Ray.

Rockstar and Take-Two are in the dock again - and this time it's nothing to do with secret mini-games featuring doings with naked ladies, oh no.

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The Warriors

Do we wanna be in their gang? Oh yeah.

Drug dealers and gang leaders. Corrupt cops and haughty hookers. Senseless beatings, mindless murders and more random acts of violence than you can shake a shiv at; yes, it's time for another Rockstar game. But don't go thinking that this is a plain old GTA clone just because it features all of those familiar hallmarks.

There's so much more to The Warriors - it's got a unique, original style all of its own, and it offers a fresh new spin on a classic genre. Most importantly, it's great fun to play and hard to put down. We've got a fresh new blister on our left thumb to prove it.

The Warriors is also a prime example of how movie tie-ins can work brilliantly if done properly. It's based on the cult 1979 film of the same name, which follows the struggle for survival of a New York gang wrongly accused of murder. They have to make it through the big city and all the way back to Coney Island without getting done over by rival gangs intent on revenge.

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Take-Two VP takes on critics

Warriors not for 'idiot savants'.

Take-Two's creative vice president, Dan Houser, has spoken out on the criticism the company has received for producing games with violent content.

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We go hands-on with Rockstar's new brawler.

It's been years since we first got excited that Rockstar was doing a game adaptation of The Warriors. Since then we've seen the screenshots, we've watched the trailer, we've mentioned leather waistcoats more times than we can count and we've twiddled our thumbs. Now, with the release date just days away, we've finally had a chance to play it.

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New details of Rockstar's latest gangbanger.

With just a few weeks to go until The Warriors is released on PS2 and Xbox, Rockstar has released some more details of what we can expect from your actual gameplay.

New Warriors trailer released

New Warriors trailer released

On the new official site.

Rockstar has unveiled a bevy of clips, trailers, screens and goodies via the new official site for its imminent action title, The Warriors.

The site features the launch of the second full trailer of the game, and also boasts a rundown on the many denizens to inhabit the mean streets of New York, with the Savage Huns of Chinatown, the Hi-Hats of Soho, and the Hurricanes of Spanish Harlem there for your viewing pleasure.

Expect more info to reach the site as we get closer to the October release on PlayStation 2 and Xbox. In the meantime, you can read more about The Warriors in our previous coverage.

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The Warriors producer speaks in new trailer

The Warriors producer speaks in new trailer

With lots of game footage too.

Those of you who enjoyed our coverage of The Warriors earlier this week might want to check out a new trailer featuring producer Jeronimo Barrera talking about various aspects of the game and how it was put together.

We also have some new screenshots for you to check out.

It lasts just over two and a half minutes and intersperses footage of Barrera discussing the game with shots of in-game action - including the in-game remake of the pivotal Cyrus scene, which set up the film and which developer Rockstar Toronto is including as a centrepiece.

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Ellie and Tom throw on leather and punch through Rockstar's latest.

Rather like books-of-films, games-of-films are often meant to give players a way to relive or complement their experiences on the silver screen in an entertaining way. In the case of The Warriors, however, the film came out in 1979 and now Rockstar's making a game of it. It's due to be reissued on DVD around the time of the game's release, currently set for late October, but realistically the audience for the game is likely to be split between long-term fans of the film and people who just want to kick the crap out of things. Hence Rockstar's decision to remake key film scenes in-game - something that it seems to have done very capably.

New Warriors trailer

New Warriors trailer

Now on Eurofiles.

A new trailer for The Warriors, Rockstar's forthcoming gangster epic for PS2 and Xbox, is now available on Eurofiles.

The game is based on Walter Hill's 1979 cult film, which takes place one fateful night in New York when Coney Island gang the Warriors are wrongly accused of murdering local gangland legend Cyrus.

They've got to make it all the way back to Coney from the Upper Bronx without getting done over - which isn't going to be easy, since every other gang from all five boroughs is on the warpath and out for revenge.

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The Warriors: first screenshots

It's GTA meets Manhunt - from the people who made both! And now some pics have come out to play-i-ay...

Thanks to the mighty success of San Andreas, it often feels like there's not a publisher out there these days who hasn't got a third-person gangland adventure on the go. But there's one such title we're really looking forward to, and not least because it's being brought to us by your actual Rockstar.

The Warriors: first details

The Warriors: first details

"I'm gonna shove that bat up your ass and turn you into a popsicle."

It's been more than 25 years since The Warriors - Walter Hill's gritty gangland tale of honour, betrayal, and big hair - first hit cinema screens. And almost as long, or at least it feels that way, since Rockstar first announced its videogame version of the movie.

Sadly, not a single detail of the game has been revealed since then - until now. According to CVG, The Warriors is currently in development for PS2 and Xbox at Rockstar's Toronto studio, and is shaping up very nicely indeed.

Comparisons with GTA are inevitable, especially since, yes, it is a third-person, free-roaming, gangster-tripping action adventure. You play one of The Warriors trying to survive on the tough New York City streets, facing off with rival gangs, fighting for territory and arguing over who's got the nicest leather vest.

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