Karate rhythm-based story fighter Karateka by Jordan Mechner, creator of Prince of Perisa, is getting a bundle on the PlayStation Network with its pleasant soundtrack included.
Developed by Liquid Entertainment, Karateka is set in feudal Japan where the player must fight to save the girl Mariko from the warlord Akuma. The game’s music was composed by the Grammy-winning Christopher Tin (Civilization IV). The new bundle will be available here from May 7 with a price tag of $7.99.
Karateka was originally released in 1982 on the Apple II, which utilised rotoscoped animation and cinematic cutscenes. It paved the way for Mechner’s next title, the classic Prince of Persia. Karateka was remade and released digitally, and is available on the PSN for PS3 ($9.99), XBLA (800 MS points), Steam ($9.99) and iOS ($2.99).
Check out our review of the game on the iOS platform here.