Heroic bloodshed. Gun fu. Just a couple of the phrases fans use to describe filmmaker John Woo's balletic action sequences. Game designers have been copping the Hong Kong director's moves for years — if you've ever double-fisted pistols or shot baddies in slo-mo, you have Woo to thank. Now he's getting in on the interaction with Stranglehold for PC, PlayStation 3, and Xbox 360, a CG sequel to his classic shoot-'em-up, Hard Boiled. Players enter the fray as a digitized version of actor Chow Yun-Fat in his role as ultraviolent police inspector "Tequila" Yuen. Woo worked with Midway's Chicago development studio to re-create the signature moves from his films. "Players decide the kind of action they want," Woo says. "They can be the director." In other words, you call the shots.
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