"This game shows how we evolve as individuals and they've incorporated the journey of my own personal reincarnation as Snoop Lion into my character, the environments and the path that players have to follow," says hip-hop artist Snoop Dogg of upcoming Xbox 360, PS3 and mobile download "Way of the
Snoop Dogg stars in 'Way of the Dogg'. Photo: AFP
"Everyone knows that Snoop is down with the biggest and best video games whether it's droppin' my hits on the soundtrack or showing the world I can go toe-to-toe with the best fighters on the street," said Snoop -- previous game appearances include the "True Crime: Streets of LA" soundtrack, two "Def Jam: Fight for NY" games, and a cameo in "Tekken Tag Tournament 2" -- "but Way of the Dogg is the first true gamification of my music."
Inspired by Snoop's love of music and 70s kung fu and Blaxploitation movies, the game features main character America Jones, a street fighter out for revenge following the death of his girlfriend Sierra.
He heads to the temple to train with mystical mentor Snoop, matching punches and kicks to the rhythm of the beat. And that's where you, dear player, come in.
The game is to release at the same time as Snoop's new album, "Reincarnated," due late April.