- Konami Associate Brand Manager Pearl Lu
has announced today that Rush N Attack: Ex-Patriot is now available on PSN with Systema Combat.
To quote: Bringing a game like this back into something accessible and interesting to a modern audience presented some unique challenges.
After all, the primary attack mechanic from the original 1985 game was quite literally a "stab-stab-stab" motion from side to side across the screen, which you can see from some gameplay footage here:
So how did we update this? The answer we found was Systema.
Systema ("The System") is a form of martial arts practiced by the Russian secret service (Spetznaz). It is characterized by hand-to-hand combat and knife fighting with a goal toward merciless takedowns that are brutal and brief.
Incidentally, the developer for this game is Vatra, a studio based in the Czech Republic, a former Eastern Bloc country, and they just so happened to have some people in-house who were intimately acquainted with "The System."
Jan Sedlacek and David Sykora, are Systema masters, and functioned as consultants and motion capture performers for this game. So yes, these are actual moves.
Now for how it all fits together. In Rush'N Atttack: Ex-Patriot - now available on PSN...