E3 06: Vicious Cycle preps Dead Head Fred

Offbeat game noir about a brain in a jar's quest to solve his own murder is headed for release on the PSP next year.

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D3Publisher of America today tipped its hand on a headless hero set to make his debut at next week's Electronic Entertainment Expo in Dead Head Fred for the PlayStation Portable. Not to be confused with Drop Dead Fred or Right Said Fred, Dead Head Fred is a new intellectual property under development at Vicious Cycle that follows the titular Fred on a quest to avenge his own murder.

After his death, Fred is resurrected in a scientific experiment that has robbed him of both his memory and his head, the latter being replaced by a brain in a glass jar. Lacking a noggin of his own, Fred makes liberal use of his opponents' heads, each conferring unique abilities upon Fred.

Heads, and Dead Head Fred, will start rolling in the first quarter of 2007. For more on the game, check out GameSpot's preshow coverage.

Discussion

15 comments
Rtisan
Rtisan

Great name for the game,love it!...:D

aatish_n
aatish_n

sounds interesting. lets see how it turns out

korn18m
korn18m

Please release a demo download of this. In theory it sounds awesome, and I want to be sure!

Schillinger
Schillinger

Sounds interesting! Course, the trailer won't play for me >.0

grayfox_2k
grayfox_2k

LOOOOL the trailer is FRIGGIN' hilarious!! i'm sooooooo looking forward to play this game!!

SaintSadistic
SaintSadistic

For a second there I thought it said "Drop Dead Fred". I was going to say "Wow why are they making a game out of that crap movie."

NeoJedi
NeoJedi

I love that title! :lol:

gameloverx
gameloverx

its a nice idea but you'll need more heroes other than Fred in this game

SnowFarmer
SnowFarmer

I like the idea, it is a new take on the "beat enemies, gain their skills" idea.

Donkeljohn
Donkeljohn

I was wondering what Vicious Cycle had been up to since Robotech.