Wesley Snipes is Making a Videogame From Prison. No, Really.

By Allen Park

January 11, 2011

Don’t let the headline fool you; it’s 100% true. Legendary 90’s action star and religious Total Gym user Wesley Snipes is currently serving a term in prison for tax evasion, but that doesn’t mean he has to use his precious time to, I don’t know, think about the bad things he’s done. So it’s come to this: in conjunction with Lapland Studios, Snipes will be making Julius Styles: The International, an action/strategy game set to release for the iOS.

“This project was inspired by my desire to bring my Art of War, Murder at 1600 and Passenger 57 characters into the game world. Julius Styles will offer something for both the mind game strategist and the kick-ass special ops warrior lover,” Snipes states. “I love games that challenge my mind and reflexes. Julius Styles pits your street knowledge survival skills with your academic intellect and spiritual intuition. The feature film is going to be a blast!”

Oh yeah, it’s going to be a feature film too, when he gets out.

I don’t know about you guys, but this game hasn’t even come out yet and it’s already challenging my mind. The first episode (!!!) is set to release in June 2011 on the iOS, with Android, XBLA, and PSN versions to follow soon after.

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Allen is an utter whore of a gamer; he's completely open-minded to all games, be they AAA blockbusters or $5 casual children's games. His focus is on indie games specifically, valuing gameplay and ingenuity over sparkly visuals and ridiculous gimmicks. When he's not geeking out over the newest art game, he's out toning his sexy, sculpted shoulders while surfing epic 1.5ft waves, or having a good time with local, high-gravity microbrews.

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