Activision fuels Blood Drive this November

Publisher set to hit the road on Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 with zombie-infested vehicular combat game at a $50 price point.

Sony might hope next year's PlayStation 3 debut of Twisted Metal sparks a revival for vehicular combat, but the long-convalescent genre will receive another transfusion this holiday season in the form of Activision's Blood Drive.

This is one Blood Drive not endorsed by the Red Cross.

The publisher today announced that it would release Blood Drive for the Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 this November for $50. As the name suggests, the M-for-Mature-rated driving game will bear a violent slant, pitting players not just against one another but also a legion of undead pedestrians littering the game's half-dozen environments. Activision is promising a variety of both zombies and vehicles in the game. Rides will run the gamut from muscle cars to construction equipment (including a large white van with a crazy clown motif), while shambling abominations include "frat boys, cops, strippers, and bachelorette partiers."

It's unclear at the moment which studio is developing the game. Activision could previously boast a wealth of experience in the genre, but shuttered internal studio Luxoflux, makers of the Vigilante 8 franchise, earlier this year. As of press time, Activision had not returned GameSpot's inquiry on the matter.

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138 comments
MorbisDraconis
MorbisDraconis

This is an idea that would have been cool around when Twisted Metal Black came out, but hey, It may turn out to be fun.

RedSoxfan67
RedSoxfan67

50 dollars must mean it's gonna be a bad game, and Activision knows it, otherwise they would slap on a 60 dollar price.

SuperYeti22
SuperYeti22

Wait, did he just say FIFTY, NOT SIXTY? That's unusual... yet a good thing, if its a good game.

SLRMC93
SLRMC93

*gasps* the second coming of carmageddon? Better be.

N4Red_NYC
N4Red_NYC

Twisted Metal > Some two bit lame Blood Drive. Even the Price at 50 suggest the less of confidence. Activision loves to stoop low. Be creative for once , why dare to try to blatantly rip of a great franchise without adding some creativity. I swear the gaming industry is creeping low now of days.

greeneyedmonsta
greeneyedmonsta

@therickmu25 i was thinking the same thing, i was thinking hell sign me up.

gbrading
gbrading moderator

Driving and the spilling of blood. Two things that normally wouldn't go together.

laijka
laijka

give me carmageddon instead

Yajarobi
Yajarobi

looks fun. but yea, rather Twisted Metal esque

spudster007
spudster007

That picture looks terrible...and having a vehicle that rips off Twisted Metal is just bad taste. Shame on you Activision...

therickmu25
therickmu25

When it said "Activision fuels Blood Drive" I actually thought for a second they might have been attempting to do good in the world and actually host a Red Cross Blood Drive. Shame on me for thinking Activision would do anything that doesn't involved ripping people off

Ultraviolence
Ultraviolence

Anything with the word "Activision" these days, turns me totally off the product. It is very unfortunate because I fondly remember the days where Activision did some really cool things with the Atari 2600... (Pitfall anyone?) ;)

pbz5
pbz5

too bloody!

GothicGangsta
GothicGangsta

Wow that looks...crappy. I don't think the developers have realized that the current generation of consoles are actually more powerful than the PS1

SpedKnight
SpedKnight

they should have just left the word "activision" out of the whole article.

Trogeton
Trogeton

whoa the pic looks like infected off of that old psp zombie game

BradHummr
BradHummr

A $50 price point? Is this because online will be an extra charge, or is the game lackluster according to Activision? The game sure sounds interesting and there are obviously games out there released at budget prices so $50 doesn't mean a bad game, I'm just curious.

im-a-roustabout
im-a-roustabout

@ QWERTYCommander So does your display pic! Burn!!! lol

Distractdead1
Distractdead1

Am I the only one that thought this was an actual blood drive? I have blood to give......yet I feel mildly foolish. What Jons645 said!!! Agreed!

OverlordEX
OverlordEX

LOL maybe Activision will see all these negative comments and immediately cancel it :P

Ranma_X_basic
Ranma_X_basic

No disrespect to Activision but if ya gonna make a vehicular combat game in the vain of Twisted metal why not make a game based on the Death Race movie (the one with Jason Stathom). just a thought. or the one 1975 version of Death Race 2000 cause either way Death race (to me anyway) inspired Twisted Metal.

Jons645
Jons645

and i thought they are gonna hold a blood drive event

aj_marquez
aj_marquez

Wasn't this already out? And wasn't it called Zombie Driver? Oh, right, steal the idea, change the perspective and that's all. You can charge $50, it's not full price so nobody can complain.

DEATH775
DEATH775

I'm getting this on day one

parrot_of_adun
parrot_of_adun

@R4BI3S Ah, good. Makes sense then. This Blood Drive looks... Quite awful...

GBPackersrule
GBPackersrule

$50? This insults my intelligence. This is a $14.99 PSN/ XBL download at the very most. I wouldn't pay for than $5 for this garbage.

ffviiifreak
ffviiifreak

I thought this was serious guess I'm dumb...

buft
buft

sweet. i long for a carmageddon remake and this sounds like it comes close

gtaking40
gtaking40

For some reason, this reminds me of Vigilante 8.

GunBladeHero
GunBladeHero

@SneekyRatchet Many suckers are going to buy it for sure... me and you included! lol! Just kidding, this looks like a half-finished game to me, there's much better games to spend my precious little money on, sorry folks but it is the truth.

SneekyRatchet
SneekyRatchet

what a cheap clone of twisted metal, wonder how many suckers are going to buy this...

vadicta
vadicta

@dRuGGeRnaUt Lolz, but dRuGG would never survive unless he clings TENACIOUSLY to my buttocks :D! Other than that, though. I really don't think we'll be seeing this game in November. I think this game is gonna go underground, and maybe never surface again. Activision is greedy, but I don't think they're this stupid.

dRuGGeRnaUt
dRuGGeRnaUt

@vadicta I totally agree!! dRuGG to vadicta: "I think there are some sinister plans at work here Vadicta!!" Vadicta to dRuGG: "You are right young one, quickly before we're too late, get on my back and we'll fly there. Careful now, make sure to cling to my buttock!" And the two heroes flew off into the sunset, hand to cheek. ~fin

Fusco1980
Fusco1980

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GunBladeHero
GunBladeHero

@vadicta Yeah you are right, that's very weird indeed... Oh well, still looking forward to True Crime: Hong Kong.

vadicta
vadicta

No wait, this game is supposed to be coming out in less than two months and they just announced it? Something isn't quite right here, all Activision quips aside. No developer in its right mind announces a game this close to its release, and Activision loves its hype. There's something wrong here. I just don't know what it is, yet.

Sgthombre
Sgthombre

Sure it doesn't look good, but can't you guys at least wait till reviews happen before you pass judgement?

OverlordEX
OverlordEX

*shudder* there's games for the IPHONE with better graphics!

fenfool
fenfool

Generic comment against Activision to make me sound cool!

R4BI3S
R4BI3S

@parrot_of_adun Sorry, I wasn't being clear. I meant V8: Arcade. I know it doesn't come close to the PS1 original, but I still liked it.

TheDarkCrucible
TheDarkCrucible

Another Zombie game? can any game developers get a new idea rolling I mean not that I dont like Zoombie games but its really starting to get overused latley. I may get this but eh Activison is nothing special anymore.