‘Crime’ game touts stars

Characters inspired by figures in various movies

Activision has loaded the voice cast of its “True Crime: Streets of L.A.” vidgame with big Hollywood guns, including Christopher Walken, Gary Oldman, Michael Madsen, Ron Perlman, Michelle Rodriguez, Russell Wong, CCH Pounder, James Hong and Mako.

“When we wrote the game’s characters, we wrote them after characters we’d seen in various movies,,” said exec producer Chris Archer. “We wanted to get that Hong Kong cinema-meets-American movies feel. We built a cast list based on that inspiration.”

Indeed, for an original property — rather than a title licensed from an existing film — the game may well have the largest “name” voice cast in recent memory.

Wong is voicing the game’s protagonist, a disgraced cop trying to reclaim his reputation while tracking down a group of criminals in Los Angeles. A player’s outcome depends on how well Wong’s character succeeds in various scenes of what Activision calls a hybrid “driving/fighting/shooting” game.

Among the title’s other notable features, developers used satellite imagery to digitally recreate a whopping 220 square miles of Los Angeles, Santa Monica and nearby towns.

The game is scheduled for a fall release, though Activision still hasn’t picked a specific date.

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