Thursday, May 04, 2006

Sopranos Coming to a Video Game System Near You

THQ Inc., a California-based maker of video games, says it is producing a video game based on The Sopranos TV series.

According to the company, The Sopranos game will feature the voices and likenesses of most of the main characters from the show. The game is being developed with HBO and The Sopranos creator David Chase.

"...[T]he game will evoke the atmosphere, action and conflicts that are the cornerstone of the hit show, which has found worldwide success as one of HBO's premier original programs," THQ says. "The game is backed by key members of the all-star cast who will lend their voices and likenesses, including James Gandolfini as Tony Soprano."

The company describes the game this way:

A mob war is brewing as Philadelphia's and New Jersey's most powerful families are about to collide. As the illegitimate son of "Big Pussy," you have been born into the organization and are now being given an opportunity to demonstrate your loyalty to Tony Soprano. As a soldier you must earn money on collections, protect your turf through intimidation, and gain admiration within your own family to move up in the ranks of the organization. Carry out orders from Paulie, Silvio, Christopher and Tony in familiar locations such as the Bada Bing!, Nuovo Vesuvio's and Satriale's.

Sounds like they have a winner on their hands with this one, doesn't it? Unfortunately, they probably will.

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