THQ spills 50 Cent: Blood on the Sand

Australian ratings board lists SmackDown publisher as bringing ex-Vivendi action game down under.

50 Cent is apparently rolling with a new unit. The bullet-riddled rap star was set to make his sophomore gaming appearance in Vivendi Games' 50 Cent: Blood on the Sand until the publisher merged with Activision and dropped the project (among numerous others) earlier this year. But just as sure as one can't keep a good monetary denomination down, 50 Cent: Blood on the Sand appears to be making a comeback.

The Australian Classification Board has posted an MA 15+ (unsuitable for those under 15) rating for Blood on the Sand on multiple platforms, and it's listing THQ as the game's publisher. An inquiry sent to THQ representatives to confirm the information had not drawn a response as of press time.

Developed by Swordfish Studios (Cold Winter), Blood on the Sand takes a cue from Gears of War with its cooperative two-player action and intermittent vehicular mayhem. In the game, 50 Cent is accompanied by members of his G-Unit crew as he picks a firefight with international criminals.

No revised release-date information has been made available for Blood on the Sand. Vivendi had originally planned to release the game on the PlayStation 3 and the Xbox 360 this fall.

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pukmok
pukmok

Why would any store stock this? I still see copies of Pimp My Ride at Gamestop. NOBODY BUYS IT!

Hvac0120
Hvac0120

Lord help us all. I can't believe that another company picked up this piece of trash (talking about 50 cent more than the game itself, which is only a point above the pathetic rapper)

Vorodor21
Vorodor21

Why THQ why? Why pick up this pathetic attempt of a video game. The industry would be a better place if this project were just scrapped and flushed down the toilet, and ban Mr. Cent from ever delving into games again. While we're at it, just cast him into obscurity in general.

mattxavier
mattxavier

This game might make some good laughs.

ctg867
ctg867

And this game will go on to sell more then a million copies and help turn THQ's fortunes around. For the record, Acti Bliz is officially run by a bunch of morons who have no concept of making money nor good games.

ErkiB
ErkiB

I think the game might be good,Fitty all the way

dr3b
dr3b

What a waste of money.... I would be ashamed to have this game let alone play it.

AuronTsubaki85
AuronTsubaki85

The game will definitely fail. the Rap genre died way back in 2000. Because of retards like .5 Cent. & I bet my next paycheck that if he says the game is educational like he did the first one. I swear i will throw up. What they should do is have a terrorist during gameplay or a cutscene, rant out something like "First man who brings me G-Unot's severed d***s gets $500,000"

doctorwang12
doctorwang12

wow this game will FAIL cuz rap is the worst type of music not to mention 50 cent the worst songwriter in the universe...i will NEVER buy this game p.s. RAP= Retards Attempting Poetry lol

Sw0rDMaN
Sw0rDMaN

50 cents? That guy is still around? And hes having a second video game??! Hmm i wonder when the Ricky Martin Dance game comes out?!

jmartin1016
jmartin1016

Good work THQ, you've brought a terrible thing back from the dead. They know that somebody will buy it cause the big 50 Cent on the front.... and to be honest, if you're not a top ten game for the season, thats the best shot you have a selling copies.

cube-gage
cube-gage

It would be funny if the game was really great and killed GOW2. But it most probably will be awful, and tho be honest, 50 cent isnt really hot property these days is he? I suppose all it would take is a little marketing and people would be going mad for him again, but if you ask me this game is about 5 years too late.

NandoSupes
NandoSupes

I"ll pay 50 cents to play this crap lol!!!. seriously I wouldn't pay 25 cents for this game

hajjjustin
hajjjustin

great lets make 50 cent big head even F***ing bigger that no tallent punk stealing music from classica musicans than calling the beats his own cass he changed it like on little note. some one shoot him again, i might but this game just so i can walk his dum as out in to the sand and have the bad guys lay shell after shell into his no tallen hack head that would be the only reason that this game would ahve any value. and for the gut that compaired him to jimmy hendrix please just dont get me started

lowkey254
lowkey254

think of 50 as a kid. He's a kid imagining that he can take down international terrorists and crime lords. I used to imagine that I was Leonardo (TMNT). Of course I was 5 or 6.

xraystar
xraystar

they made enough off the first one to warrant a sequel?

DWCsUpAFrEaK
DWCsUpAFrEaK

THQ is just doing it for the money.. so simple solution.. don't buy the game..

khariss
khariss

ow my god this game looks bad siLVURcross i swear to god you ever compare jimi Hendrix to 50 cent i will find where you live and take vengeance Hendrix was a musician he changed the world 50 cent will be a memory in pop for about 20 years then forgotten

ThAdEa82
ThAdEa82

siLVURcross - Yeah, 50 cent is a real life part time rapper/ part time super human, terrorist fighting hero. No one bashes guitar hero bands because they are at the very least doing something within what they normally do. Who is going to believe that your hero 50 cent is saving America by RPG'ing terrorists to the wall?? You gotta have a big ego up your rear to make a game about yourself like this. We just know a sh*tty game (shallow story and craptastic game) when we see one

Biocide69
Biocide69

God is dead, a sad day indeed

silent_riku
silent_riku

silVURcross, No one's bashing Guitar Hero: Aerosmith because it was a game in tribute to the great music that Aerosmith has made through the years, note: MUSIC, I can't EVER say the same for 50 cent because his music, if I can even call that music, sucks to begin with, and making a game with him as the character just spells out INSTANT FAIL.

tristan_crivea
tristan_crivea

hmm i wonder how many shots he can take before he finally dies we know its more than 9 XD. What a bad idea for a game though 50 cent is not an action star and why pick a fight with a international crime lords? Did they mark up his pretty white shoes? Ah i dono don't buy this game unless it comes out and just has the greatest game play in the world cause you know the story will be garbage.

siLVURcross
siLVURcross

How ironic, it's funny that people bash 50 Cent because there's a game ABOUT him. Ring any bells Guitar Hero players? Aerosmith? Possible Jimmy Hendrix? I don't see anyone bashing them. Way to go guys, way to show how stupid people are when it comes to different game concepts.

SavoyPrime
SavoyPrime

Thanks THQ...not! I was hoping this crap would get canned.

Cabal23
Cabal23

"Vivendi Universal Games announced that 50 Cent: Bulletproof, the game starring hip-hop superstar 50 Cent, has sold through more than one million units since its global launch in late-November" Love him or hate him he is a million seller. So don't hate the artist, hate all the people who bought that piece of garbage. Hate the parents who let their kids wallow in a world of bad music.

decomp
decomp

Sounds like a GOTY....

Damnation_6
Damnation_6

@GamerDude911 Erm....I think themrdrpof1 was beeing sarcastic...I think this because his comment does not connect to reality.

razgriz_101
razgriz_101

lol they will probably loose money publishing this oh wait theres the 13 year old kids who think 50 cent is badass if his name wasnt on the game probably a lot of that userbase, if not all of it would not buy it. Tbh its seems like a cash grab,but being greedy never works.

Kezman118
Kezman118

Please just let the dead be dead, don't bring them back to life

GamerDude911
GamerDude911

themrdrof1@ 50 Cent is an outstanding artist, filled with musical talent. The best thing about him is that he gives kids a break from all the trash and filthy lyrics that are in songs today. I like the deep messages in each and every one of his songs. Hopefully the game will be filled with inspirational content as well hah wheres this guy been. ALL of his songs contain hes trash. hes a trashy artist and is still falling. BLOOD ON SAND WILL CRASH AND BURN!!!

earlmccormick88
earlmccormick88

To themrdrof1: 50 cent is a trash artist now...After "Get Rich or Die Trying" he fell off hard. Bulletproof game sucked. This game will fail also. Nice graphics though.

firehawk998
firehawk998

I hate the game not because 50 Cent is in it. I hate the game because the previous 50 Cent game Bulletproff simply sucks thats it.

Ospov
Ospov

please oh please just die now

73X
73X

Looks absolutely horrendous. Fiddy should stick to making terrible music.

raghraghragh
raghraghragh

This game looks hilarious. The story alone makes it worth checking out. For me, at least.

aslag94
aslag94

oh. my. god. I thought it was some cruel joke... game over man, game over!

jazilla
jazilla

I don't support Fitty anymore. We went shopping for clothes one time. He wanted leather pants and I said leather pants were for loners like Jim Morrison. He shot me in the face. We haven't spoken since. BTW Fitty, if you're reading this, you still owe me an ice cream cone.

Denji
Denji

@ snarple_basic I'd say #2

darkiiix
darkiiix

The 1st one almost sold 1 million

Deluhathol
Deluhathol

@foeleaf. The people aren't necessarily trashing the game because it is 50 cent's; they're trashing it because it has every indication of being trash, just like the last one. If someone makes a game that really, really sucks, people are going to remark on it, and they will also remark on any successive or related titles. Stop trying to turn this into something it isn't.

darkiiix
darkiiix

GatCloudX Posted Oct 13, 2008 5:57 pm PT - this is the worst game idea i have ever seen why would you listen to that crap music its all about metal!!!!! That what I said about rock games but you see we have rock band and guitar hero

saintsrowCS
saintsrowCS

Sweet COD4, GTA IV eat your heart out there's a new king in town

snarple_basic
snarple_basic

Can someone tell me why any game publisher would want to make a game for 50 cent??? Is he really this popular or is one of the higher ups not thinking straight.

Denji
Denji

Every time someone makes a piece of crap like this, god kills a kitten. You'd might as well give Paris Hilton her own game. Or a Lindsy Lohan driving game. Or maybe a court game starring Brit Spears? Who wants a game with posers who only wish they could do those things. It's just like them. Wannabe "badass".

earlthecannibal
earlthecannibal

lol@themrdrof1 artist? lol! what does he do that makes him a artist? he doesn't even play a instrument for gods sake. Give me a $100.00 Casio keyboard and i can do what he does. 50 cent should be flipping burgers not making millions of dollars.