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Rag Doll Kung Fu: Fists of Plastic Customization Video

Chris Morell's Avatar Posted by Chris Morell on Apr 07, 2009 // Senior Social Media Specialist

Rag Doll Kung Fu: Fists of Plastic hits PSN this Thursday, April 9, and that means everybody will be kung fu fighting. You already heard from SCEA Producer Joshua Miller who answered your questions about RDKF. And during GDC, we let Mattias Nygren from Tarsier Studios take over the camera, as he walks us through the game’s character customization mode in this video:

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+ remanutd5 on April 7th, 2009 at 2:53 pm said:

Chris or Jeff dont know where else to ask this so here i go , Target entertainment has been appointed as sony’s consumer product licensing agent for playstation IP, which will spawn the development of “exciting ranges of playstation apparel and accesories, colorful toys and plush, stationery and gift, housewares and food, and plenty of fun-filled promotions” is this true????


+ NukeGoBoom on April 7th, 2009 at 2:56 pm said:

The artstyle is so…Unpleasent to look at…Maybe even cheap.
Im not trying to insult anyone but the artstyle is horrible.


+ rbanke on April 7th, 2009 at 3:05 pm said:

Sigh, please stop forcing the motion control gimmicks on us.

They ALLWAYS suck. I ALLWAYS hate it. Motion controls took flower and turned it into a pain in the ass, when it would/could have actually been relaxing. I get it that some people like them, but please start making this optional rather than forced.


+ adz2k7 on April 7th, 2009 at 3:05 pm said:

I was so pleased to hear the release date is the 9th for Europe too :D
Game looks awesome, I put aside money for this when the first trailer was posted on the Blog.



+ Dtownsboy on April 7th, 2009 at 3:12 pm said:

no Online… purchase


+ Zookey on April 7th, 2009 at 3:14 pm said:

Sweet can’t wait!


+ nYcFrEeWiLL82 on April 7th, 2009 at 3:19 pm said:



+ cfashacar on April 7th, 2009 at 3:28 pm said:

I cant believe after months of 2.4s release custom soundtracks arent just a given now…sigh


+ SOOPERGOOMAN187 on April 7th, 2009 at 3:47 pm said:

I will be buying this Thursday, been waiting ever since the first word of it ages ago.

One thing though on a side note: If Sony’s the Worldwide Studios team – is as large as Microsoft and Nintendo’s combined then why do we still have so many issues with Socom? I know it’s a 3rd party developer but isn’t Socom a Sony Franchise? What I’m getting at is, at the Socom Blog certain people ( my roommate and socom clan members) cannot access their messages from within Socom or on the Blog, This makes it impossible for them to join custom games or quick match invites. Can somebody please helps us all out with this?

If you helps us, I will convince them all to also buy this game. They value my input.


+ AztecaPride559 on April 7th, 2009 at 3:47 pm said:

Looks like a lot of fun! I’ll probably get it this Thursday. @3 I believe trophies are now mandatory.


+ XgargunoX on April 7th, 2009 at 3:48 pm said:

@ 17

fat princess actually has online and i think it will be better than this…RDKF looks way too much like super smash bros and all you do is fight – no real storyline at all..i kno im waiting for fat princess


+ starBlinky01 on April 7th, 2009 at 3:49 pm said:

I cant wait to play this. The last game on PSN I bought was Savage Moon, which I really didn’t like at all!

I hate spending my money on PSN games then they turn out to be poopy. I might wait for IGN’s review on this one, but I duno, I have been waiting for this game since it was announced.

Chris have you played Rag Doll Kung Fu? Should I get it? Give me unbiased answer please?


+ Kirkpad on April 7th, 2009 at 4:07 pm said:

You guys, this is one of the best games on PC. I don’t even think it was online on PC and it received rave reviews as a party game.

Quit complaining about online and do KUNG-FU with friends or bots.
(Day 1 buy for me)

By the way, what idiots keep asking if there’s trophies? Trophies have been mandatory since January.


+ Ggrab on April 7th, 2009 at 4:58 pm said:

i tho the created of little big planet made this .. or something that looks like this , idk..


+ Trucidation on April 7th, 2009 at 5:39 pm said:

So it’s basically a Smash Bros clone with no online..


+ XKILLER44 on April 7th, 2009 at 6:02 pm said:

Sweet, Day 1 buy


+ JuanDHexen on April 7th, 2009 at 6:12 pm said:

Looks fun I’ll pick it up Thursday for sure, Can you tell me if this is kid friendly.


+ Champloo4 on April 7th, 2009 at 6:15 pm said:

Does anybody know if you can play single player? Like with bots as your opponents?


+ spunnups on April 7th, 2009 at 6:32 pm said:

Looks really good. First day for me.


+ KidCommando on April 7th, 2009 at 8:30 pm said:

no online multiplayer kills this game!

that should have been priority from day one. selling a 4 player game over a online network with no online play?!?

so much potential; straight down the drain….Oh what could have been.

way to kung-fu chop your sales!


+ ThanatosDMC on April 7th, 2009 at 8:45 pm said:

I was looking mostly at Fat Princess in the background… cant wait for that fatso!


+ JesseHaysFL on April 7th, 2009 at 11:18 pm said:

consider it a sale.


+ harryboy3264 on April 7th, 2009 at 11:47 pm said:



+ lonewolf1994 on April 8th, 2009 at 4:11 am said:

*sigh* if only this game had online…

i was so ready 2 get this but when i found out it doesnt well…

no buy from me D:


+ LiQuiZoN on April 8th, 2009 at 6:16 am said:

A game like this needs online for us older gamers. :(


+ Cptcanadiman on April 8th, 2009 at 7:21 am said:

The coolest thing about this video is the fat princess being played in the background !

If this had online I would buy it in a second but w/o its a party game missing the party.


+ LN_MEXWARRIOR on April 8th, 2009 at 7:43 am said:

So NO custom soundtracks… Bummer!!!!

I really dislike when sony exclusives can’t even give you the OPTION to have this feature.

It’s not a new thing even PJM, Wipeout HD, WarH, BO Paradise have custom soundtracks… This and the fact there will be no online play is another reason not to get it.

I’ll be getting FLOCK instead(which has custom soundtracks)!


+ BigPoppaB on April 8th, 2009 at 9:52 am said:

looks fun.

Glad there’s gonna be a demo.. because otherwise id never buy it. PSN releases are too hit/miss to make a gamble. I have a feeling i’ll pick it up though… hopefully it has more replay value than Flower lol


+ The_Punisher111 on April 8th, 2009 at 10:43 am said:

@51, 65



+ akabaloo on April 8th, 2009 at 11:45 am said:

With this game, there should be a feature, like Smash Bros. to have friends save a character to use when they come over to play, and have it save their stats and customizations as well. So instead of having Custom 1, Custom 2, it would be the name of your friend’s character.


+ Domnarrag on April 8th, 2009 at 12:18 pm said:

so is there XMB music? (custom soundtrack)


+ Domnarrag on April 8th, 2009 at 12:25 pm said:

@ 70 yeah you can use bots. (computer controlled opponents)


+ DzNutz23 on April 8th, 2009 at 1:05 pm said:

ill wait untill u add online


+ SarshelYam on April 8th, 2009 at 1:06 pm said:

Man I had so much fun with this at GDC. I was sitting there on that beanbag playing for what easily seemed like an hour before I noticed a gentleman standing behind me and I said “I’m sorry, do you want to give it a go?” To which the gentleman replied “No, no thank you. I’ve been playing it for the last few months pretty much.” I turn around and it is Mattias Nygren standing there with a huge grin on his face.

He stated he was so happy to see the two of us playing and pulling off the specials and combos so quickly. They are incredibly easy and intuitive to initiate. I never once felt frustrated with the controls and made the claim that day that Ragdoll would be a DAY ONE purchase for me. This is why the PSN excells! PSN Exclusives are worlds beyond anything on XBL or WiiWare!


+ DzNutz23 on April 8th, 2009 at 1:06 pm said:

and custom music


+ AlphaBravoCandy on April 8th, 2009 at 9:14 pm said:

why no online multiplayer?!?! please tell us this is coming down the line at least!

Please bring back Heavenly Sword!!!!!

and put Everybody’s Golf up on the PSN!


+ AlphaBravoCandy on April 8th, 2009 at 9:15 pm said:

main problem for me is my friends rarely come over to my apartment to play games! so i NEED online MP to play with them.


+ Masta-Killa36 on April 8th, 2009 at 11:26 pm said:

cant wait 2 play..after seeing the gameplay on it. Is the game going 2 be online playing later as a add-on?


+ Mouzreaper on April 9th, 2009 at 6:36 am said:

When does the PS Store get update?


+ BBMC31 on April 9th, 2009 at 7:58 am said:

yeah it’s 10:00 and it’s still not there?


+ BBMC31 on April 9th, 2009 at 7:58 am said:

well it’s ten here lol


+ CmeMURKyou on April 9th, 2009 at 9:32 am said:

Its April 9th and Im ready to play what time is it coming out


+ traininvain90 on April 9th, 2009 at 11:46 am said:

yeah.. where is it? I’m waiting too!


+ atreyu_- on April 9th, 2009 at 2:12 pm said:

No custom music,huh? THATS SAD.


+ Blue393 on April 9th, 2009 at 4:47 pm said:

will you guys be putting in any online multi player anytime soon?


+ cognac-vsop on April 9th, 2009 at 8:02 pm said:

man, i was soo lookin forward to this one, but lack of online, killed it. atleast a custom soundtrack or more types of matches would have helped. and the prices of games on psn is gettin more and more expensive, ive got a uk account. and there is no way im payin 8 quid for this game.
flock is even more expensive. and that scored 6.9 on ign.
i bet fat princess will be real expensive too. its a recession, prices cant keep goin up like this. and even if you want to charge 8 quid, atleast offer some substance and lifespan to the game.


+ WarHawk_TUA on April 9th, 2009 at 11:38 pm said:

Whooo! 100th comment :)

It looks like a Super Smash Bros. type of game but instead of Nintendo characters… you use dolls…

It’s still a buy for me! I just gotta steal 20 bucks from mom and pops! lol jk


+ Blaiyan on April 10th, 2009 at 12:59 am said:

I like having the option to at least try and make my own character but I already spent $25 on psn this month.


+ sinistermoon on April 10th, 2009 at 7:54 am said:

With out online this game is worthless to me. And that is a real shame because I would have bought it. And no, I will not be interested in paying more for any kind of add on. You could have ruled all with this game and YOU BLEW IT.


+ Azured_Scorpio on April 10th, 2009 at 12:44 pm said:

I have this game in PC for a while now, so I know how much fun can it be especially now that you get better customizations and 4players offline! But until I play a demo then I’ll decide to buy it or not, basically I don’t want to be buying the same game again… unless there’s a really good reason.

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