'Rambo: The Video Game' announced, release 'soon,' more at Gamescom

'Rambo: The Video Game' announced, release 'soon,' more at Gamescom

Publisher Reef Entertainment hadn't uttered a peep about it since reaching a deal with rights holder StudioCanal back in August 2011.

Its June 6 announcement was similarly tight-lipped, embellished only by a quote from Rambo: First Blood to extol John Rambo's fighting qualities.

Reef's most recent game was March 2012 puzzle title Captain Morgane and the Golden Turtle for the Wii, DS, PlayStation 3 and Windows systems; before that, it was Sniper Elite for the Wii in 2010.

Rambo's already appeared in several video games down the years, from the 1980s' officially licensed Rambo, Rambo II and Rambo III to a wealth of spoofs and homages including those of Grand Theft Auto: Vice City, World of Warcraft, RocketbirdsContra, Ikari Warriors, and Facebook political parody Hillary: First Blood.

This year's Gamescom expo in Cologne, Germany, runs August 15-19, coinciding with the cinematic debut of Rambo actor Sylvester Stallone's ensemble action sequel The Expendables 2.

Official website: rambothevideogame.com