News: 50 Cent Plans To Get "Bloody," New Vid Game Coming In '09
Friday, Oct 24, 2008 11:23AM
Mega-star 50 Cent's highly anticipated game Blood on the Sand has officially been picked up by developer THQ and is set to come out "early 2009."
According to Gamasutra, the company had decided to continue with the project after acquiring its' rights when previous developer Vivendi merged with Activision earlier this year. THQ has expressed their excitement and anticipation for releasing the upcoming title.
"50 Cent is a cultural icon and one of the biggest names in hip-hop," THQ global brand management VP Brad Carraway said in a statement. "THQ is thrilled to be working with him on this exciting new title. Combining intense single player combat, drop-in and drop-out online co-op and never-before-released music tracks makes this the ultimate package for gamers and hip-hop fans alike."
Consisting of the G-Unit leader's current crew including Lloyd Banks, Tony Yayo and DJ Whoo Kid, Blood on the Sand will be the follow-up game to 50's popular 2005 release Bulletproof.
As previously reported by SOHH, the game was on the verge of being dropped after its' original manufacturer, Vivendi UK, suffered major losses in staff as a merger placed remaining workers at Activision Blizzard.
Blood on the Sand is currently scheduled to drop sometime in early 2009 on the X-Box 360 and Playstation 3.
In related news, the platinum selling rapper has been tagged to star in director Gela Babluani's upcoming movie 13.
According to Variety, 50 will be joined by a stellar cast that includes actors Mickey Rourke and The Transporter action star Jason Statham. The film will be a remake of Babluani's Sundance-winning French version called 13 Tzameti.
The English-spoke feature will center on a man who willingly steals and unknown package that is expected to pay out a fortune in the end.
Details are still arising on whether or not other elements from the original will surface which follows a young character called "Sebastian" on his path to an underworld of mental chaos where men gamble upon the lives of other men."
13 will begin shooting Monday, November 17 in the New York City area.