Expendables 2 gets downloadable game

Ubisoft developing four-player cooperative action game for PS3, Xbox 360, and PC to serve as prequel to upcoming ensemble action movie sequel.

The new feature film The Expendables 2 is getting a gaming tie-in, courtesy of Ubisoft. The publisher today announced the Expendables 2 game, set for downloadable release this summer on the PlayStation 3, Xbox 360, and PC.

It wouldn't be an Expendables game without a helicopter to blow up.

The game is set just before the events of the new movie, with a group of mercenaries led by Barney Ross (Sylvester Stallone) on a mission to free a kidnapped billionaire. The game will feature four-player cooperative action online or offline, with Ross joined by Gunner Jensen (Dolph Lundgren), Hale Caesar (Terry Crews), and Yin Yang (Jet Li) as playable characters.

It's unclear how many of the action-movie all-star cast from the film will be lending their likenesses to the game. The film's other familiar faces that fans might recognize include Arnold Schwarzenegger, Bruce Willis, Jean-Claude Van Damme, Jason Statham, Chuck Norris, and Randy Couture. The Expendables 2 hits theaters in North America on August 17, and the film is not yet rated.

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23 comments
dnewh462
dnewh462

YESSSS!!!!!!!!!!!!! I can't wait to play this with my friends and run around with Sly screaming like rambo everytime i blow something up!

sexyweapons
sexyweapons

pfff a downloadable game could never capture the awesomness of the movie

BULLETBOY_BS9
BULLETBOY_BS9

come on guys its ubisoft they have never let me down and i dont expect them to now they know what there doing because its a big risk for any film video game just wait and we will see what happens look at batman and spiderman and avater all film and comic book games really good games though only crap film video game i played was battleships but come on that was made by activision and they are POO , seriously let this game be developed then we can play and find out .

hadlee73
hadlee73

Ugh, nasty. Just watched the youtube video. They would've been better off trying for a straight side-scrolling "Shoot Many Robots" rip-off.

Ladiesman17
Ladiesman17

Big Budget always goes to:

 

Sequel,,

Military Shooter,,

Dumbed-down games to reach wide audience,,

DLCs,,,

Movies Tie-in,,

 

AAA Video Games is doomed,,,

 

vadicta
vadicta

Jet Li's character is named Yin Yang? Really?

UnwantedSpam
UnwantedSpam

They had to omit Chuck Norris because he broke the game. He blew up buildings, cars, and set goons on fire just by looking at them and tilting his hat. That and if he ever looked at Sylvestor Stallone, or Arnold Schwarzenegger, or both, the TV/computer would impolde, the player would be sucked into a time warp, and the earth would collapse and fall into a parallel universe where Norris's hat rules over fish-people.

MJ12-Conspiracy
MJ12-Conspiracy

Movie? YES!

Game? NO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Enough said......

another_drew
another_drew

Just keep in mind you don't need to go into this game with a serious face. It a franchise that lends itself to over the top 90s style action. Keep that in mind and it will be enjoyable.

Son_of_Bmore
Son_of_Bmore

If Chuck Norris was in the game every botton would just round house kick & the game would b over in 2 seconds

 

Carpetfluff
Carpetfluff

I've seen the gameplay video...it's just horrible. It's like a low-rent, third-person Ikari Warriors without the fun and none of the actor's real voices. It's on Youtube...if you dare.

Pyrosa
Pyrosa

If they go crazy-over-the-top like "Heavy Weapon meets Bulletstorm", I'm in.  If they try to make it all serious / movie-like...  it won't work.

DinoBuster
DinoBuster

If it had all the actor's likenesses and characters in tact, I probably would have bought this just because, and still had fun with it if it sucked.

 

I'm imagining lines from the actors of the four characters that are playable while I gun down generic dudes in a generic environment with generic gameplay...and I'm smirking. But not $15 (what I imagine they'd want for it) smirking. I'd need the rest of the personalities for them to secure my monies.

maximumbarmage
maximumbarmage

The one chance for a game to have playable Jason Statham and they don't go for it?

 

Fail.

strayfies
strayfies

I think some people are just willing to pay for anything when the mood strikes them.  That must be what their market projections find, or else why would they bother with this kind of thing?

 

Anyway, obvious pass. 

blackace
blackace

Yikes! this has "BAD" written all over it, especially coming from Ubisoft. I'm hoping it turns out good, but with most movie to game tie-ins it's like Russian Roulette with 3 bullets in the gun.

Defy_The_Fallen
Defy_The_Fallen

I can't even begin to imagine how bad this is going to be...

ydnarrewop
ydnarrewop

Jeeze no interest from me on this one.