The classic Clint Eastwood character Dirty Harry will be reborn on the next generation gaming consoles. While Mr.Eastwood keeps on collecting oscars for his most recent work, the brutal police detective is propably the character he is most memorable from.
The Dirty Harry series begun back in the 1971 with the self titled "Dirty Harry", and was finished with the "The Dead Pool" in the late 80's. In the upcoming console version Mr. Eastwoods intends to deliver the classic movie character for the younger generations, so the game will somewhat related to the original films.
In a prepared statement, Mr. Eastwood said the games, "will also introduce this memorable film character to new generations on a medium they appreciate." The game will include characters and settings from the five-film franchise, which began with "Dirty Harry" in 1971 and ended with "The Dead Pool" in 1988. But the story line will be original. "We are not retelling the stories that have already been told," said Jason Hall, senior vice president of Warner Brothers Interactive.So far very little information is available about the project, and even the game genre remains a secret. Personally I would be a little disappointed if Harry turns into a regular console shooting gallery. If you think about the original Dirty Harry -movie, it was not the amount of shooting and killing that made it such a thrilling experience. It was the anticipation, and growing intensity of the film, which was boosted by bits of brutal violence here are there -- but not constantly. How to achieve the same atmosphere in a video game? Anyway, the releases are expected for Xbox2 and PS3 in 2005 and 2006.