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Stranglehold delayed until late September for PS3

This is coming from a long line of "is it, is it not" scenarios for John Woo's action title Stranglehold. First it was held back, then region locked, then region free, then delayed for the PS3 indefinitely (but not really). So forgive us if another delay announcement doesn't exactly spark a very violent reaction with us -- we've run this course before. This time, though, both the PC and PS3 versions of the game get held back.

While the 360 gets their white dove action on September 5th (in Europe, 14th), the PS3 has to wait until the end of September, slated now for the 25th with a vague October listing for Europe. Still, we should be getting a demo of the title over the PS Store soon, right? With all these delays, it'd be silly not to have that demo up before the game hits. Otherwise, we just might lose interest. Probably not, though, since this game looks pretty slick.

[via Joystiq]

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1. The demo on the 360 wasn't too bad, but you'll be cursing his slippery ass for sliding over the top of what ever you were about to try and take cover behind... took a while to get used to that whole setup. Not sure if it's the sort of action that will be fun for more than a few hours, but I admit that I was pleasantly surprised by how good it actually is.

Posted at 5:35PM on Aug 31st 2007 by mccomber

2. The official website says that the playable demo is "exclusively for Xbox 360." Shame. I'd love to try a demo of this. I'm still on the fence over whether or not I'd like to get it, and a demo would really help.

Posted at 7:10PM on Aug 31st 2007 by linebeginstoblur

3. THis title is a rental for me. THe multi player doesn't even look fun as everyone has health meters and takes a bunch of shots point blank to take down.

Posted at 7:13PM on Aug 31st 2007 by Matt B

4. Haven't seen much realtime gameplay on this one. Smells like that Matrix game on the know, the REALLY SHITTY Matrix game. I hope it isn't the case, but I think I'm tired of the whole "Max Payne" style of games. I'm sure this will be diffrent in its own way, but the stills kinda remind me of painkillers of old...

Posted at 8:12PM on Aug 31st 2007 by Titty Pink

5. If its gonna be held back like that, I'd rather just wait a lil more and get Haze, which seems like a much better shooter. I still have Max Payne series on PS2 so I don't really need this.

Posted at 8:48PM on Aug 31st 2007 by ruibing

6. I think for fanboys, maybe the excitement for this isn't all that much in the face of such promising comings.

Maybe also the makers of this have their eye on the amazing fps' coming (and the renewed interest-- is it my bad or did Resistance create a whole new group of people willing to buy/try fps'? Do ps3fanboys now want them as bad as 360'ers?) and they are using that information to really make this a better title than it might have been, maybe they're tweaking it?

People mentioned the Max Payne thing, and Stranglehold is going to have to differentiate itself somehow from the great things coming, like Halo, Unreal, Timeshift, Haze, etc. But timeshift has slo-mo, Halo is not achievable, Unreal has loads of experience and expectation and diversity, and Haze is (for now) ps3-exclusive...

Why am I gonna choose this, over any of those?

Story? Controls? Graphics? Expectation? Sound? Gameplay?

We're expecting it to be better than a "movie-videogame"... but isn't it better than any of the competition, in any area at all?

I dunno.

Posted at 9:03PM on Aug 31st 2007 by John


Posted at 10:30PM on Aug 31st 2007 by sicklesdawg

8. @5 Im curious what games you will be too busy with, unless you mean on another system. Im starting to question buying my PS3 /sigh

Posted at 6:29AM on Sep 1st 2007 by Khamikazi

9. who cares? with COD4, Haze and UT3 coming soon, whats the point of getting stranglehold? i was interested in this game in july, but now i'll just wait for better shooters...

Posted at 3:22PM on Sep 1st 2007 by xrich

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