BioWare considered a kung fu RPG

Monday, 14th February 2011 02:01 GMT By Brenna Hillier

BioWare’s Greg Zeshuk has said the developer once pitched a Baldur’s Gate-style RPG about kung fu – with no success.

IGN reports Zeshuk mentioned the aborted title during his DICE Summit presentation.

“We took it out to Interplay and they laughed us out of the building,” he told attendees.

The game was titled Five Fingers of Death, and was set to parody classic kung fu films with cutscenes. Zeshuk put together several short scenes for the canned title, and even recorded voice overs personally.

The developer has no plans to resurrect the idea, although given how well BioWare worked the doubtful Mass Effect formula, maybe EA will be keen.

Thanks, BigDownload.



  1. Brenna Hillier

    I demand props for using a 90′s BioWare logo on this article.

    #1 4 years ago
  2. metamorphic

    Fucking Interplay. No surprise they basically tanked; their management was pretty fucked up in the late 90s.

    #2 4 years ago
  3. orakaa

    Well, they did “Jade Empire” in the end, which was a really good action-RPG (would love to see a sequel or a new game of the same kind)

    #3 4 years ago
  4. NeoSquall

    Mass Kung Fu Effect.

    Fuck Yeah.

    #4 4 years ago
  5. Kuwabara

    fucking hell, id have had more fun with that then mass effect 2, which was mediocre!

    #5 4 years ago
  6. Panou

    I just want Jade Empire 2!!

    #6 4 years ago
  7. DSB


    I always thought Bioware were best when they went a little crazy. Minsc is arguably the most entertaining character they ever did.

    I kinda doubt that they’re ditching the direction they’re headed in, in favor of doing some more real RPGs though, which is a huge waste in my opinion.

    Anyone can make a standard fare console shooter, not anyone can make a stimulating universe come alive like that.

    #7 4 years ago

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