You said "To be continued", but i think you could do something about the german Fallschirmjagers. That would be original! (is there any game at all with "personality" where you play as german infantry?)
After trademarking "World War II Hero," "Brother In Arms War Hero," and "Modern War Hero," Texan studio confirms new project could arrive post-Borderlands and Colonial Marines.
Currently, most game titles ending in the word "hero" concern playing a plastic instrument. However, that may soon change, as Gearbox Software has trademarked a series of "Hero"-suffixed titles, which in all likelihood won't involve big rock finishes or five-finger hammer-downs.
The game-info amalgamator blog Superannuation has uncovered not one, but four titles Gearbox has registered with the US Trademark and Patent office: "World War II Hero," "War Hero," "Brothers In Arms War Hero," and "Modern War Hero." The quartet of titles were all filed on June 18, and cover use of the names in "computer game programs and computer game software."
Gearbox is already plenty busy putting the finishing touches on its sci-fi action role-playing game Borderlands (seen below) and still developing Aliens: Colonial Marines. However, the Texan studio's CEO, Randy Pitchford, took the time to plug the new project to GameSpot.
"The news of the Gearbox Software 'War Hero' related trademarks exposes a bit about our interests in the development of another original intellectual property. As people following gaming news know, Gearbox is really motivated right now to take some bold risks and do exciting new things that no one has ever seen before, such as Borderlands. War Hero is something down the road for us-- it's not signed with a publishing partner yet as we haven't even talked to any potential partners about it. So we’re certainly not ready to talk about it publicly at the moment."
WHERE IS THE BROTHERS AND ARMS SEQUEL?! You can't end a game with "To be continued" and then leave us hanging!!!
Well I'm no trademark expert but maybe they are reserving these names to stop another idiot studio from releasing another WW2 game. I mean looking at the titles I think they covered all possible angles :-) or it's just a publicity stunt so people can start talking about Gearbox.
Another world war two ip... Gearbox I love you I think you guys are the bees knees and everything but WHY another ww2 game... Oh well good luck guys I'll be watching...
lol it seems like you have to go completely out of your way to come with an original title these days lol
To all those saying it sounds like a rip-off you have to think about it, there are a lot of games out there and the good names have mostly been used... "Commander, general..." etc. So of course it has to be re-used, same things happen with movies.
Hey! What about "can you take the snow" from BIA:HH ?? I thought that there is going to be BIA: Bastonge !! But it's ok! But it seems that Everybody are leaving the WW2 era!
Saw the title to this article "War Hero" and thought it was another addition to the Guitar Hero series. Imagine, instead of a FPS, you just have a M16-type perepheral with colored buttons, watch a video of someone else play'n/killin, and press the corresponding colored buttons (ala GH) for points. Whew.
Terrible names! And they sound like total CoD ripoffs... I reckon budged-priced Wii games designed to cash in on CoD...
Seems I'm not the only one who noticed these names aren't exactly original. "Brothers in Arms War Hero" in particular sounds like its been done before, not that long ago, by another famous company. Hopefully the game content won't be exactly the same as the names suggest - pressing multicoloured buttons down the side of a WWII rifle to rhythmically kill the Nazis who pop up on screen in the new, oh-so-unique, gearbox production.
HEY GAMESPOT, THE MUSIC IS A LITTLE TOO LOUD IN THIS VIDEO! Anyway, the game looks fabulous and becuase of this interview I am going to put this game on reserve the next time I visit the gamestore. Nice clip
War Hero: Bolt Thrower I like that title. I'd buy it if it were a music game. I usually hate music games.
I wonder if they'll get accidental sales from people who think "War Hero" is a music rhythm game featuring the band War.
Looks like they have potential. in the mean time i will be playing Borderlands on day 1. Oh yeah and to everyone that calls them bad titles, just think how long it will be untill they are realeased so they will probobly be name changes. So wait "Modern War Hero" will be modern times. WW2 Hero and BIA Hero will be WW2 games. So what will War Hero be?
Wow, Borderlands is looking amazing. Haven't really looked into it that much since the graphics change. It is looking awesome!
First Michael Jackson and now a new BIA :( Hello Gearbox? Randy Pitchfork? Are you listening? We've moved on from the flanking maneuver/cover stuff! Leave Fritz alone! 3 games and they couldn't get it right! No more!
how about ya'll just make another brothers in arms game instead, it would just be better for everyone involved....and I want to play the next BIA game, but that's not the point.
@ Robfield Except that those are just placeholder names. Do you really think Gearbox is going to release a game with the title Modern War Hero? lol Talk about reading into an article a little to much lol
"War Hero" and "Modern War Hero" sound like blatant attempts to tap the "Hero" and "Modern Warfare" franchises. Didn't a Gearbox rep just the other day complain that CoD and Halo developers were not innovating? And Gearbox follows up with another war game?
I could totally see Activision doing a War Hero A mix of GH and CoD. Oh **** I just gave them an idea :(
If they release a game called Brothers in Arms Hero I'm going to be very upset. Come on Gearbox, show some imagination.
Oh wow, from the title I assumed there would be a gun controller with colored buttons that we have to push at the right times to destroy tanks.
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