VU Games signs rock band Metallica

Vivendi Universal Games announces plans to create a vehicular combat game inspired by the rock band Metallica.

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Vivendi Universal Games has today announced that it has signed an exclusive multiyear game development agreement with rock band Metallica. Under the terms of the contract, VU Games has the worldwide rights to publish and distribute a multiplatform vehicular combat game incorporating music, voice-overs, and inspiration from the band.

Scheduled for release in 2005, the as-yet-unnamed action game will see players assuming control of a fully customizable vehicle and going up against large numbers of murderous opponents in expansive levels. Metallica will provide a variety of exclusive content for the game, including voice-overs, incidental background music, and an original song.

"We are excited to bring game fans an interactive entertainment experience that delivers intense vehicular combat action along with the powerful music and energy of Metallica," said Luc Vanhal, Vivendi Universal Games' president and COO, North America. "Today's announcement further underscores Vivendi Universal Games' commitment to work with leading artists in the entertainment industry to create engaging interactive products that appeal to the expanding games audience."

Details concerning the game's title, platforms, and even the developer are being kept a secret at this time, but we understand that a trailer for the game will appear on Metallica's St. Anger album, which is scheduled for release tomorrow. We'll bring you more information on the game as soon as it becomes available.

Discussion

10 comments
goleafsguy
goleafsguy

It's canceled, probably for the best anyway

DamageIncM
DamageIncM

There's still nothing, I think they just didn't go on with the idea. However it seemed very awesome to have those Metal Monster Vehicles. Not necessarily with MetallicA's music, but the Metal theme would be kool. It reminded me of Interstate '76 or something or that other Twisted Metal game...

CRS98
CRS98

Uhp. Too late Metallica and VU, you have not made ****.

snarple_basic
snarple_basic

yep i would be interested in getting a copy of this. Its kind of late, i thinks!!!

HELLSPAWNN
HELLSPAWNN

dos anybody know what the game is called

DevilSavior
DevilSavior

Well, this WAS posted in 2003. I say scrapped.

hippl5
hippl5

Cancelled... Looked like Twisted Metal to me.

NoOneGamer
NoOneGamer

Come on they better not scrap this game, this game will be HEAVY if they dont then ill be mad and it'd be stupid cause metallica rules, and this game would just be wicked.

Darkfall_05
Darkfall_05

Is this game still in development or has it been scrapped? Metallica are awesome and VU would be stupid to scrap a game based on such a popular band. The name Metallica will make the sell. Good graphics and control make a game great. The sound of Metallica will drive the excitement. Bring it out VU!