Here’s What the New Karateka Looks Like

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Posted by patrickklepek (3398 posts) -

Given how well the reboot of Prince of Persia turned out, Jordan Mechner has certainly earned the right to revisit his past works with fresh eyes, and we’ve been patiently waiting to see the new Karateka.

In a slightly underwhelming fashion, our first look at the new Karateka quietly comes courtesy of Xbox.com, where the game was recently given a database entry, and with it the first screen shots.

Based on the screens, it definitely seems like Karateka, and much more of a traditional take than the fundamental re-envisioning that occurred with Prince of Persia. That’s not necessarily a bad thing, though.

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#1 Posted by patrickklepek (3398 posts) -

Given how well the reboot of Prince of Persia turned out, Jordan Mechner has certainly earned the right to revisit his past works with fresh eyes, and we’ve been patiently waiting to see the new Karateka.

In a slightly underwhelming fashion, our first look at the new Karateka quietly comes courtesy of Xbox.com, where the game was recently given a database entry, and with it the first screen shots.

Based on the screens, it definitely seems like Karateka, and much more of a traditional take than the fundamental re-envisioning that occurred with Prince of Persia. That’s not necessarily a bad thing, though.

Staff
#2 Posted by august (3825 posts) -

Do you kick a bird?

#3 Posted by mlarrabee (2874 posts) -

Have we reached a consensus regarding pronunciation?

#4 Posted by MjHealy (1817 posts) -

This is actually gonna happen? Finally, Karae-Tika 2!

#5 Posted by RE_Player1 (7545 posts) -

@august: You better.

#6 Posted by Tennmuerti (7957 posts) -

The fucking bird is visible in the last screenshot, ghaaaa!

#7 Posted by soupbones (278 posts) -

Reminds me of the early Virtua Fighter games. (that's a compliment).

#8 Posted by Nickieroonie (141 posts) -

Ka-rah-taykah

#9 Posted by Delta_Ass (3246 posts) -

I'll wait for the Masters of Teras Kasi 2.

#10 Posted by Vampir (129 posts) -

It sure has a visual style.

#11 Posted by bennyboy (328 posts) -

Loved this game way back when. Getting a Mulan vibe from these screen shots.

#12 Posted by GERALTITUDE (2860 posts) -

Hm. Looks mildly interesting. This game would be improved if it was actually Bushido Blade.

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#13 Posted by Kevin_Cogneto (991 posts) -

Here's hoping a Last Express remake is next in line.

#14 Posted by TheSouthernDandy (3767 posts) -

Never played the original but this LOOKS super rad.

#15 Edited by CaLe (3897 posts) -

This is the proper pronunciation.

You're welcome.

#16 Posted by NYHorn36 (34 posts) -

Karah-Tay Jerry, Karah-Tay.

#17 Posted by Bribo (589 posts) -

Carrot tickler.

#18 Posted by Tim_the_Corsair (3065 posts) -

So disappointed that it isn't being reimagined as a gritty modern wartime FPS where you just kick terrorist scum in the face Duke 3D style

#19 Posted by JackSukeru (5898 posts) -

Not feeling the style but can't make any other judgement before seeing it in action.

In other, remake related, news the footage from the Abe's Oddysee remake looks fantastic.

#20 Posted by Maajin (1052 posts) -

@Kevin_Cogneto said:

Here's hoping a Last Express remake is next in line.

God, yes! But actually I would rather have a sequel or spiritual sequel... Same structure, different place and different characters.

#21 Posted by RYNO9881 (625 posts) -

There shall be no bismirching the good name of Prince of Persia 08.

#22 Posted by retsub101 (166 posts) -

@CaLe: You mean Carrot-eeka?

#23 Posted by MarkWahlberg (4577 posts) -

looks like a game

#24 Posted by Dixego (379 posts) -

@MarkWahlberg said:

looks like a game

#25 Posted by betterboulder (190 posts) -

@Dixego said:

@MarkWahlberg said:

looks like a game

#26 Posted by Video_Game_King (35834 posts) -

Can I still walk off a cliff and kill myself?

#27 Posted by Zaapp1 (657 posts) -

@RYNO9881: Can I besmirch the name of the Epilogue DLC?

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#28 Posted by Labman (287 posts) -

Don't you know about the bird?

#29 Posted by Guyzea (814 posts) -
KAREATEEKAH  
#30 Posted by White (1304 posts) -

Oh you mean Ke-ra-tea-ka?

#31 Posted by Dan_CiTi (3150 posts) -

Damn this better have 2D gameplay.

#32 Posted by Coolarman (655 posts) -

@betterboulder said:

@Dixego said:

@MarkWahlberg said:

looks like a game

#33 Posted by DocHaus (1312 posts) -

"Karate? The Dane Cook of Martial Arts?"

#34 Posted by ripelivejam (3470 posts) -

@Coolarman said:

@betterboulder said:

@Dixego said:

@MarkWahlberg said:

look a like a man

#35 Posted by Warchief (650 posts) -

No

#36 Posted by beardfish (113 posts) -

I wish ryan davis would get off his high horse and take a listen to the pronunciation. Instead, his version of the word sounds like an awful karate erotica novel.

#37 Posted by BlueJester (36 posts) -

Mechner is going to back to the well!!!

#38 Posted by Undeadpool (4902 posts) -

@DocHaus said:

"Karate? The Dane Cook of Martial Arts?"

Spin Art: the True Martial Art

#40 Posted by AssInAss (2529 posts) -

@RYNO9881 said:

There shall be no bismirching the good name of Prince of Persia 08.

I wait for the vain hope of a sequel to that, I need to know if Ormazd was a false god or not!

#41 Edited by CptBedlam (4449 posts) -

@RYNO9881 said:

There shall be no bismirching the good name of Prince of Persia 08.

What good name? That game bored me to death with its "rail" level-design.

"The Sands of Time" ... that was an excellent and worthy PoP game. Too bad the "edgy" and darker successors completely lacked the magical charm that game had.

#42 Posted by selbie (1835 posts) -

That's a game-ass game right there.

#43 Posted by Bigdonkey1 (42 posts) -

this still doesn't get us any closer to knowing how it's pronounced.

#44 Posted by adam1808 (1357 posts) -

@CptBedlam said:

@RYNO9881 said:

There shall be no bismirching the good name of Prince of Persia 08.

What good name? That game bored me to death with its "rail" level-design.

"The Sands of Time" ... that was an excellent and worthy PoP game. Too bad the "edgy" and darker successors completely lacked the magical charm that game had.

I'm a fan of PoP 08. I've no sense of what a PoP game really is and I don't much care. It was enjoyable comfort food gaming to me, and it still looks stellar even today. I know people knock it for being so easy but the traversal mechanics and the semi-open world gave it a great sense of exploration and that "magical charm" you mentioned.

#45 Posted by blacklab (1522 posts) -

My daughter loves Mulan.

#46 Posted by CptBedlam (4449 posts) -

@adam1808: I didn't get any sense of exploration from PoP 08. It rather felt like most of the game's levels were interconnected two-way-street rings.

#47 Posted by Wandering_Idiot (138 posts) -

I'll save everyone the trouble: THAT FUCKING BIRD!

Also, this looks terrible. Karateka was never meant to be cartoony, so the whole vibe is way off from the get-go. Maybe it'll actually do something interesting gameplay-wise, but I have my doubts.

#48 Posted by Evercaptor (391 posts) -

@CptBedlam said:

@RYNO9881 said:

There shall be no bismirching the good name of Prince of Persia 08.

What good name? That game bored me to death with its "rail" level-design.

"The Sands of Time" ... that was an excellent and worthy PoP game. Too bad the "edgy" and darker successors completely lacked the magical charm that game had.

I completed POP08 and Sands of Time bored me with it's linear progression (one might call it "railroaded" if they wanted to be harsh) and puzzle rooms. Different strokes, yo. Just because you feel different doesn't mean you're wrong.

#49 Posted by DocHaus (1312 posts) -

Is this game going to end with you defeating all the evil karate masters, building up your own dojo full of students, and then being forced to burn it all down in the end so you can score with some hot chick?

#50 Edited by CptBedlam (4449 posts) -

@Evercaptor: The levels of PoP08 were barely more than two-lane-rings, one lane for each direction.

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