Stranglehold sequel Gun Runner was in the works at Midway Games before closure

Tuesday, 23rd October 2012 15:04 GMT By Stephany Nunneley

Stranglehold, the third-person shooter developed by Midway Games Chicago, “presented” by John Woo and starring Chow Yun-fat, had a sequel in the works before Midway was sold part and parcel in 2009.

Footage of the title, known as Gun Runner, saw the return of Chow Yun-fast as Inspector Tequila alongside a new character who appears to be Vin Diesel.

The game was never put into formal production, and visual effects lead Sean Lantis posted two minutes of pre-production test footage

Gun Runner from Sean Lantis on Vimeo.


Posted in: Action Development PC PS3 Shooter Xbox 360




  1. ManuOtaku

    An awfull shame that is, this alongised Wet, which is also probably never going to get a sequel neither, were better than Max Payne 3 IMHO.

    #1 2 years ago
  2. absolutezero

    Agreed about Stranglehold, disagree about WET (despite me enjoying it alot).

    This was the studio that created Psi Ops. Shame that will never ever get the continuation of its ideas either.

    #2 2 years ago
  3. Custard Ganet

    Psi ops was a blast,i remember i picked it up for something like 5 euro and was surprised by how much fun i had with it.

    #3 2 years ago
  4. monkeygourmet

    Stranglehold was the first game where i thought:

    ‘Next gen is here!!!’

    Loved it!


    #4 2 years ago
  5. bpcgos

    So many love for strangehold, glad to hear it.

    #5 2 years ago
  6. Dave Cook

    Stranglehold was fun, Wet I thought was pure dick, sorry. Awful game.

    #6 2 years ago
  7. The_Red

    This is indeed shameful but you know what’s worse? We never got PSI-OPS 2 and that was one of the best games from Midway that truly deserved a sequel.

    #7 2 years ago
  8. ManuOtaku

    I did never manage to play PSI OPS, i dont know why, but i will get it now (seeing the strong following and nice comments), in the upcoming month on xbox or ps2, whichever is cheaper

    #8 2 years ago

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