News – Ong-Bak game announced

January 17, 2012 by  
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There’s been a total of three Ong-Bak films, although there hasn’t been a single game..until now.

Studio HIVE has got hold of the rights to make a game based on the Tony Jaa starring franchise, which will be released on multiple platforms this year. They haven’t been any more specific than that, sadly.

Studio HIVE are apparently working closely with the film license holder, Sahamongkol Film International. So a much deeper story involvement can be expected.

“Ong-Bak is well known as a powerful international martial arts brand. We are very selective with our licensing partners and found in Studio HIVE the right partner to bring Ong-Bak to gaming platforms. Their approach to tie in movie and game is the right way to create a perfect interactive entertainment” Revealed Akarapol Techaratanaprasert, business development director at Sahamongkol Film International.

Kan Supabanpot, General Manager at Studio HIVE also had this to add: “It’s a great honour for our team to work on the very first Ong-Bak multiplatform game. As a Thai development studio we love the movie and have a deep understanding of the Ong-Bak brand values and we make sure that the videogame will be an inspiring martial arts action experience for gamers.”

Expect plenty of opportunities to elbow people in the face.