Snake Plissken’s ESCAPE footage emerges

Friday, 27th September 2013 05:14 GMT By Brenna Hillier

The Internet has been sheltering an absolute treasure: footage of a cancelled game based on the character of Snake Plissken, which was influential for the Metal Gear series among many others.

New footage of the game was turned up by industry sleuth Superannuation, writing for Kotaku, and was announced by Namco in 2003 as a licensed take on the films Escape from L.A and Escape from New York.

Intend for 2005 release on unknown platforms, the Dead to Rights-like action affair used Kurt Russell’s likeness, and had a story approved by Russell, John Carpenter and Debra Hill. The campaign was nearly complete when the project was shelved for unknown reasons, but check out some footage below.

As usual, Super’s column is full of other interesting tidbits form around the industry, but this week it’s mainly suggestive of upcoming announces rather than anything truly tantalising; go forth and read.



  1. SolomanAu

    Yeah looks like snake escaped into the 80′s

    #1 1 year ago
  2. shiftymorgan

    This looks like Mission impossible on N64.
    I loved that game.
    I know it got panned but I loved the ideas in it.
    Funnily enough I had patience for stealth games then.
    Now.. not so much

    #2 1 year ago

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