He has played The Wrestler – and now, he will be playing a Navy SEAL. Golden Globe winner and Oscar Nominee Mickey Rourke has been tapped to be the voice of real-life Navy SEAL and author Richard “Demo Dick” Marcinko in the game Rogue Warrior: Black Razor from Bethesda Softworks, slated for release in the fourth quarter of 2009.
Bethesda is no longer working with the game’s original developer, Zombie Studios, developer of Shadow Ops: Red Mercury; the current Rogue Warrior is being developed by UK-based Rebellion Studios, best known for games such as Rogue Trooper and Sniper Elite.
Rogue Warrior: Black Razor is based on the series of novels by Richard Marcinko. In the game, Marcinko is the main character, giving players a chance to assume his rather “explosive personality”. It can be played as a single player campaign or multiplayer combat. As Marcinko, players will be tasked with the disruption of a North Korean ballistic missile program. Sometime into the mission, you will discover a conspiracy that might give the communists an edge in the Cold War. At this point, you will take the mission into your own hands as you go deep into the USSR to break apart a technology that can possibly change the face of geopolitics.
Bethesda boasts of several key features, the first of which is the chance to play a real-life Navy SEAL – something that a lot of players may want to do given recent events. The fact that Richard Marcinko’s legendary reputation precedes him is also a plus. Players can get into the Marcinko persona and set aside the rules of conventional warfare, doing everything possible to get the job done.
There are 25 kill moves available for the player to use to take out the enemy, giving the character the chance to find and take out the enemy before the enemy finds him.
The game will be released simultaneously for PC, Xbox 360 and PS3.