Celebrities are no strangers to the App Store, as we've demonstrated by shooting freethrows as Dennis Rodman or running around punching zombies as Shaq. Heck, Wesley Snipes helped write and starred in his own iOS game from prison. So I'm not totally shocked to see Polygon's coverage of an upcoming game staring Snoop Dogg (Snoop Lion?).

The game is called Way of the Dogg, it's being developed by Echo Peak and published by 505 Games and it will be a rhythm action game based around the music of Snoop Dogg and his recent transformation in the reggae musician Snoop Lion. I can't believe I'm saying this but that actually sounds kind of cool. Here's a screen from the Xbox Live version which is probably a pretty good depiction of what the iOS version will be like.

Hit up the original story at Polygon for a bit more backstory about the game and its development, as well as a cool behind-the-scenes video of the Doggfather himself recording some voiceover work for Way of the Dogg. You can also check out the official Way of the Dogg website for tons more screens and an overview of the storyline. Release is planned for some point later this year on Xbox Live, PSN, Android and iOS, and I'm actually curious to see how it turns out.

[Polygon]

  • Professionalbum

    First Shaq, now Snoop Dog(now he prefers Lion); who's next?

    • http://matt-curtis.me/ Matt Curtis

      Chris Brown's Beats?

  • MidianGTX

    The mechanics seem decent... I just wish the game wasn't themed on tackiness. It's not the fact it's Snoop either, you could stick almost any artist's name on a game and it'd suddenly turn cheap and cheesy.

    • Greyskull

      Remember that Wu-Tang Clan Playstation brawler? Anyone?
      P.S. Mr. Dogg, we all know you're closer to 50 now than whatever age you appear to be in this game.

      • KaoseT

        That Wu-Tang game was pretty decent IIRC. But maybe I just wasn't as picky back then.

      • http://twitter.com/MobotStudios James

        Well, retro is in right now.
        Bow wow wow yippie yo yippie yay!

      • bigrand1

        I dunno.. To me it just goes to show he's more experienced and more of a badass. ;)

  • http://matt-curtis.me/ Matt Curtis

    I can't believe you're saying this either.

  • Briker Ed

    Does Paris Hilton have a cameo in this one, because they're, like, besties. . . . Oh man, pass! Do not even care about the "rhythm fighter" mechanics. Everything from the name to the imagery is, as someone mentioned, tack tackytty TACKY.

  • http://www.facebook.com/abha.khadar Abha Khabar

    snoop dogg...gangster to multimillionaire.....geesh

  • JCat_NY

    Isn't he Snoop Lion now, or whatever? And this my young member friends is why many of us older folk can't get enough classic or retro-style games. Bring on those big ass pixels - it never gets old.

  • Benegesserit

    Seems like it's a spiritual successor to Def Jam Icon.

    • Benegesserit

      Whoops. Never mind. More like a tacky Elite Beat Agents spin-off.

  • Thaurin

    Hang on, is Dogg kicking that guy in the crotch? What an ass!

  • http://twitter.com/RoboRexGame Robo Rex

    the point scoring systems below the portrait on the left, so im going to assume im the dude being kicked in the balls by the drug dealer.