Metalocalypse shredding to XBLA, PSN

Konami adapting Cartoon Network's death metal band into an action game for Q4 2009; game to feature new tracks, old hits from Dethklok.

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Back in November 2007, the animated comestibles of Adult Swim's Aqua Teen Hunger Force first appeared in the action game ATHF: Zombie Ninja Pro-Am. The title left a bad taste in reviewers' mouths, but it won't mark the last Adult Swim excursion into gaming.

Dethklok's first album includes inspirational tracks like "Go Forth and Die" and "Hatredcopter."

Konami announced today it will publish an Adult Swim adaptation based on the music-themed show Metalocalypse. Developed by Frozen Codebase, the action-based Metalocalypse: Dethgame will open on Xbox Live Arcade and the PlayStation Network in the fourth quarter of 2009. Series cocreator Brendon Small is behind the new game, which will allow players to become roadies ("Klokateers") for the show's central characters--"the world's most brutal Norwegian heavy metal band," Dethklok.

The protagonist must repel an onslaught of frenzied mutant fans who threaten the lives of the musicians and the "metal faithful," with a handful of minigames thrown in as well. Combat will be set to the band's tracks from Dethklok: The Dethalbum, with three new songs from the upcoming Dethklok 2. As with all Dethklok songs, the fictional band's new tracks will be composed by Small and three other musicians.

"We have gone above and beyond and found the biggest nerds in the industry to help develop and deliver what will without a doubt be the most successful downloadable cartoon death metal game in recorded history," Small said. "I defy anyone to find another death metal cartoon that can claim the same."

Discussion

67 comments
AtomicAfterMath
AtomicAfterMath

I would rather have my brains scooped out with a melon baller than to miss the opportunity to deliver the various cheese snacks to my beloved Dethklok.

AtomicAfterMath
AtomicAfterMath

I would rather have my brains scooped out with a melon baller than to miss the opportunity to deliver the various cheese snacks to my beloved Dethklok.

Hollow-Byakuya
Hollow-Byakuya

Play Awaken!! Oh for the love of god they'd better include Awaken!!!!

feirlessleider
feirlessleider

I was at a Dethklok concert once and somebody cut off two of my fingers and threw them up on staGe and Murderface smoked them! MURDERFACE!!

ThAdEa82
ThAdEa82

The music is pretty cool, but any footage on the game?

taliff
taliff

The great thing about this is that Dethklok is the only band that could be praised for selling out. The more Dethklok the better!

Fooljeff
Fooljeff

They would rather you be dead than consider not selling this game.

Naomz
Naomz

DETHKLOK RULES!!!

conkerrulez2334
conkerrulez2334

I CAN'T WAIT FOR IT TO COME OUT CUZ I WILL GET IT THE DAY IT COMES OUT NO MATTER WHAT!!!!!!!!!!!

basskill2000
basskill2000

YEA!!! I am stoked for this and the new album and the new season and the comic book, I love Dethklok

deadrisingguy
deadrisingguy

I would die for Dethklok haha! I hope this will be good, im a huge fan of the show and music

Csalbertcs
Csalbertcs

YES!!! I hope they play some songs by Finntroll. Or at least they could have a superstore mall called Finntroll as a playable level, just like the one from the tv show.

child_of_lileth
child_of_lileth

Finally, an actual metal game. None of that fake "I'm Jack Black, so that makes me the authority on Metal" crap.

Prime05
Prime05

Sounds like Brutal Legend Unrated. I hope its good. I'm looking forward to ripping the flesh off someone because Nathan Explosion said so. I wanna see Murderface play the guitar with no hands too!

Muteki_X
Muteki_X

The only catch is...instead of purchasing it with Microsoft Points, you have to send in ten vials of your blood. Don't try to fake it either! They DNA check that s###!

lucebuce
lucebuce

DO ANYTHING FOR DETHKLOK ! ! .. but seriously though , hope this game is good

damonkeypirate
damonkeypirate

Please be awesome please be awesome please be awesome!!!!

artbulb
artbulb

um, Frozen Codebase? The developers behind such winners as Zombie Wranglers and Screwjumper? huh.

slipknot61174
slipknot61174

If this is just another Guitar Hero styled music game, I'm gonna kill someone. I know the post assures us that it's not, but, still: death to someone if it happens. But somehow I find solace in the fact that even if it's another music game... it's going to be BRUTAL.

aquabot
aquabot

Yeah, it's funny they wouldn't go with a RB or GH tie-in for this... but there's probably a host of reasons why that didn't happen. I'm sure it was on the table at some point.

craz1026
craz1026

I lost both hands, seven toes and my eye lids at the Dunkin Hills Coffee massacre. I kissed the toilet they poo in at the International Dethfan Day. Skwisgaar Skwigelf slept with my grandmother. DETHKLOK RULES!!!

night_haunter
night_haunter

KKKKKYYYYEEEAAAAHHHH!!!!!! this is gonna be an awesome and funny game!

NoDice_386
NoDice_386

Love the show, will wait for the review on this, though. Depends on price as well.

overhalo
overhalo

THIS IS GOING TO BE ONE ZAZZY GAME

Matt2142
Matt2142

tell me this is a joke....

Gamer_4_Fun
Gamer_4_Fun

LOL!!! Thank you PSN And XBL for titles like these!

falcon11
falcon11

:D:D:D:D:D:D:D:D:D:D:D:D:D:D This made my life right here! Dethklok Rules! KILL ME!

hi66
hi66

"Cinnamon Buns"

gnbfd
gnbfd

If Brendon Small is helping out I don't see how it can be bad

NuKkU
NuKkU

lol i expect fail but i expect good sales

SonicDBZRacer
SonicDBZRacer

I agree with KingKevo71789. But I would like to add "The Mighty Boosh" as another one of the worst shows Adult Swim is now airing. That show isn't funny at all nor entertaining. It's just plain pathetic, boring, and stupid.

Hatefish2
Hatefish2

Cryptopsy made a new album? Really? I didn't hear it all I heard was some deathcore band with Cryptopsy's drummer.

pure_evil_80
pure_evil_80

Wow yet another stupid idea to rape my favorite genre of music. Brilliant. The show is terrible, the game will be worse. The show is just random metal cliches which really aren't funny. I mean shouting "Release the Kitties" at a death metal gig is ridiculous but a 4 year old could think that skit up. This terrible usage of predictable cliches coupled that with random inclusions of band names every now and then this just seems to be a show (and now a game) that tries to hard to appeal to a niche audience whilst completely missing the point of both comedy and death metal. Failure on every front. I really wanted this to be a good show. I love comedy and I love DM so this on paper was awesome but in reality it was a bigger cluster f*ck than Cryptopsy's last album. =P

Niccara
Niccara

@IAmDazzle - Squidbillies?? Ugh.. I would rather rub dirt in my eyes than endure watching anymore of that shows animation..