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From 'Wrestler' to 'Warrior': Bethesda lands Mickey Rourke for 'Rogue Warrior'
Oscar-nominated actor Mickey Rourke will lend his vocal talents to Bethesda Softworks as the lead character in upcoming first-person shooter Rogue Warrior, says the publisher in a statement.
The game -- based on a series of books by former Navy SEAL Richard "Demo Dick" Marcinko -- is slated for release this fall.
Rourke will voice the role of Marcinko, the leader of an elite Navy SEAL unit who must disrupt a suspected ballistic missile program in North Korea.
On the game's official Web page, Bethesda says Rogue Warrior will differentiate itself in the crowded FPS arena by introducing a freeform battlefield, where players can freely complete missions any way they choose, " rather than heavily scripted events and tightly contained spaces traditionally used in this genre." Bethesda also says the game will include a Brutal Kill system with 25 fatal attacks.
The game will be available on PC, PlayStation 3 and the Xbox 360. Readers, what's your take on Rogue Warrior?
By Brett Molina
Photo: Rourke at this year's Academy Awards (By Dan MacMedan, USA TODAY)