Mickey Rourke to Play Lead in Rogue Warrior

Mickey Rourke to Play Lead in Rogue Warrior


Bethesda Softworks announced today that Oscar-nominated actor, Mickey Rourke (of Sin City and The Wrestler fame), will provide the voice work in Rogue Warrior – a game based on the novels by Richard “Demo Dick” Marcinko (a Navy SEAL and founder of the elite SEAL Team 6).

In Rogue Warrior, players will go on a clandestine adventure to destroy weapons technology in North Korea and Russia. The game is being developed for PS3, Xbox 360, and PC at Rebellion Studios, and it is scheduled for release by Bethesda Softworks in Q4 2009.

Press Release:

April 27, 2009 – Bethesda Softworks, a ZeniMax Media company, is pleased to announce that actor Mickey Rourke will voice the prominent role of the irreverent, battle-tested Richard “Demo Dick” Marcinko, a real-life Navy SEAL and founder of the elite SEAL Team 6, in Rogue Warrior.

“Mickey Rourke was our first choice to play Marcinko in Rogue Warrior,” said Todd Vaughn, Executive Producer of Rogue Warrior. “He absolutely, one-hundred percent captures Marcinko’s raw and gritty personality.”

Rourke has appeared in numerous well-known films over the years, including “Rumble Fish”, “Nine ½ Weeks” and “Sin City”. Most recently, Rourke has enjoyed critical acclaim for his role as Randy “The Ram” Robinson in “The Wrestler” for which he won a Golden Globe and a Spirit award in the ‘Best Actor in a Leading Role’ category and earned him an Oscar nomination for Best Actor.

Rogue Warrior was inspired by Marcinko’s New York Times bestseller of the same name and his subsequent novels based loosely on his own past military experiences. Playing as “Demo Dick” Marcinko, you are sent on a clandestine operation to disrupt a suspected North Korean ballistic missile program. Soon into the mission, you uncover a conspiracy and must covertly enter the USSR to destroy a technology that could change the balance of geopolitical power, leaving a trail of destruction in your wake.

Rogue Warrior is currently under development for the Xbox 360 video game and entertainment system from Microsoft, PLAYSTATION 3 computer entertainment system, and Games for Windows at Rebellion Studios and is scheduled for release in Q4 2009.

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