September 23, 2009
THE WARRIORS: STREET BRAWL COMES OUT TO PLAY-AY ON XBOX
Epic Battles Spill Over onto Social Networks with The
Warriors: Street Brawl Facebook Application
Paramount Digital Entertainment today announced that The
Warriors: Street Brawl is now available for download on Xbox LIVE® Arcade (XBLA)
for the Xbox 360® video game and entertainment system from Microsoft, just in
time to celebrate the 30th anniversary of the cult-classic film, "The Warriors."
Players can step into the role of a Warrior and brawl their way through
gang-infested New York City trying to make it all the way back to Coney Island.
In conjunction with the game release, Paramount Digital Entertainment has also
launched The Warriors: Street Brawl Facebook app which allows users to challenge
their friends and compete to determine who is the true Overlord of New York.
"Fans of ‘The Warriors’ can now become XBLA’s most notorious
Warchief as they lead the ruthless action that made the film a cult classic,"
said John Kavanagh, senior vice president, video games, Paramount Digital
Entertainment. "The Warriors: Street Brawl is an old-school brawler done right
— players can pick up and play this game and experience the story they love
with gameplay and art design that truly revives the retro-feel of the film."
Staying true to the storyline of the movie, The Warriors:
Street Brawl begins at the gang summit in Van Cortland Park, where Cyrus, leader
of all the gangs is assassinated. The players’ gang, The Warriors, is wrongfully
accused of the murder, forcing the gang to attempt to leave Manhattan. On their
way back to Coney Island, players will encounter hordes of notorious rival gangs
out to get revenge. Players take on the role of one of the iconic Warriors
including Swan, Cochise, Vermin and Rembrandt, as they fight to uphold the
gang’s reputation as one of the toughest factions in New York and prove their
As gamers battle their way through the city, they will be able
to build their entourage of Warriors by unlocking new playable characters
including Mercy and Ajax. To overcome their enemies as they battle through each
gameplay mission and mode, gamers can draw on an arsenal of weapons such as
knives, bats, crowbars, 2×4’s and Molotov cocktails.The tension builds until the
epic beach showdown against Luther, the devious leader of The Rogues.
The Warriors: Street Brawl features five modes and seven
missions with three levels each, for a total of 21 arcade-style battles. In
Single Player mode, players battle their way through the streets supported by AI
backup. Local Multiplayer allows up to four Warriors to team up via co-op. In
Online Multiplayer Co-Op, players recruit gangmates on XBLA to fight their way
to Coney Island. Versus Mode lets players go head-to-head against their fellow
gang members to uncover the true Warchief. Boss Mode puts gamers to the ultimate
test as they are faced with a constant stream of boss fights in this unlockable
mode that determines if players have what it takes to be the top dog.
The Warriors: Street Brawl Facebook Application
For fans that want to take the gritty, iconic turf battles of "The Warriors" to
their social networks, Paramount Digital Entertainment is also unveiling The
Warriors: Street Brawl Facebook application. To instigate a Facebook Street
Brawl, users first choose one of the timeless gangs featured in the cult-classic
film: The Rogues, the Lizzies, the Orphans, the Baseball Furies, the Hi-Hats, or
the Turnbull ACs. Next, users challenge a friend to a battle, and select the
personalized video that integrates their last name and chosen gang. Friends then
vote for who they think would win the battle. If the player can score enough
victories they’ll move up in rank, but if the player loses 15 challenges, they
will need to retire or join another gang to clear their name. Additional content
such as weapons will be added to the application soon. The app can be downloaded
for free at
The Warriors; Street Brawl is now available to download on
Xbox LIVE Arcade for Xbox 360 for 800 Microsoft Points: