Reservoir Dogs gets a new Top-Down Shooter

Quentin Tarantino’s classic heist film, Reservoir Dogs, will be celebrating its 25th-anniversary this year and what better way to celebrate than to release a new video game based on the franchise… Well, maybe they learned from the last time.

The new Reservoir Dogs game, subbed Bloody Days, will be a top-down tactical shooter where players will pull off various heists as the 6-colour-coded thieves from the movie. As an unique twist, players will have an unique tactical ability called “Time Back” which will allow players to rewind time and swap characters allowing one to provide cover-fire, suppress, or rob.

“As huge fans of Reservoir Dogs, we’re very focused on creating a highly addictive experience that stays true to the tense, dramatic vibe of this unforgettable movie,” said Liam Patton, CEO, Big Star Games. “By taking control of different characters for overlapping bursts of time, players must utilise the strengths of each squad member to carry out the game’s missions, with every move and shot creating a butterfly effect on the overall outcome.”

Reservoir Dogs: Bloody Days will hit PC via Steam later this year and will be followed by an Xbox One version.

As much as I will give the game $#!%, I have to admit (and will probably be the only one to openly do so) that I actually enjoyed the PS2/Xbox/PC Reservoir Dogs from Volatile Games, a third person retelling of the movie that threw you in the shoes of the thieves as they filled in the gaps of the events out of the warehouse.

The game had a fun suppression mechanic allowing you to take hostages and work crowd control, giving you the option to be a “Professional” like Mr.Pink and not kill anyone, or be a “Psychopath” like Mr.Blonde and destroy everyone. The end result was mediocre but I consider it a guilty pleasure title.

Are you excited for the new Reservoir Dogs game? Do you got your own Guilty Pleasure game? Let us know in the comments.