Kung-Fu Rider - Import Preorder
«©NCSX» Get your chop-socky on with Sony's
upcoming Kung-Fu Rider which plants
players upon an office chair with wheels. Not an
aesthetically pleasing Aeron but the squat old
school kind of chair that's found in old-timers' offices. The
chair isn't situated safely in an office setting but on the
mean streets of an Asian metropolis filled with
shanty shops and cluttered streets where fearless
pedestrians saunter beneath the shining sun. Then
there are the Chinese Triad gangsters decked out in their
natty suits, Terminator sunglasses, and the
attitude. They look like they're going to be
The gangsters' collective bad attitude isn't going to be your problem however. You don't have
the inclination to coddle them or accede to their
demands. No, you're rolling down the
street on an office chair and you'll be damned if
goons are going to ruin your ride. You're going to
kick and slap your way through all obstacles and
opposition by using the Playstation Move. By making
motions with the Move in front of the Playstation
Eye, players contort the onscreen protagonist into
lean-back positions, kicks, and double kicks. Gamers
can also grind rails like Tony Hawk, grab big air,
and perform spins on the chair as it hurtles down
the byways and throughways of Hong Kong.
Questions & Answers
Q: I thought this game was based in Japan?
Nah, it's Hong Kong. Peruse some of the screenshots on the net
and look at the signage on the shops. See those
squiggly lines that sort of look like broken Spaghetti-Os? That's
Chinese. For more evidence, look for the screenshot
of the older guy on the side who's standing in front
of a shop wearing a white tanktop. That's
authentic Hong Kong right there.
Q: The male protagonist looks like Travis
Touchdown from NMH!
Yep, that's Tobio and he's an office
employee. The girl who bears some resemblance to
Chun-Li is named Karin and she's Tobio's secretary.
They're both running from the Triads.
Q: They're not running from the Yakuza?
Are you implying that all Triad members and Yakuza look alike?
Q: What's the difference?
Yakuza are Japanese gangsters who operate primarily in Japan.
The Triads are Chinese gangsters who operate
primarily in Hong Kong and China. Other than the
difference in the racial identity of the
Japanese and Chinese criminal fraternity, their languages are also
Preorders for the Playstation 3 import Kung-Fu Rider are welcome to ship on
October 21, 2010 at JPY3800 or US$48.90 from NCS.