Ubisoft's Brothers in Arms franchise was conceived as a respectful, measured take on the events of WWII, portraying combat as violent, pointless, and damaging to lives of the individual soldiers. It was a terrific, well designed series… and it nearly killed developer Gearbox, who came back from the brink of closure with the wildly successful FPS RPG Borderlands, a game that could not be farther in tone from Brothers In Arms more grounded origins.
Now, Ubisoft has announced that it wants to inject some of that inappropriate, out of control lunacy into its more subdued Brothers in Arms series… along with a healthy dose of Quentin Tarantino-inspired content.
That mishmash of Tarantino, Borderlands, and Ubisoft has produced Brothers in Arms: Furious 4, a new FPS due in the first half of 2012. Proving that Inglorious Bastards gave creators the luxury of making fun of Hitler, Brothers in Arms; Furious Four is a first person shooter where players will use miniguns, branding irons, cattle prods and tomahawks to take down the Third Reich
Ready to take the Tomahawks to the Fuhrer? You'll have to wait until next year to play it on the 360, PS3 and PC. Also, Furious 4, Aliens: Colonial Marine and Duke Nukem Forever, Gearbox's plate is full to bursting. This all but guarantees that we won't be hearing anything about a Borderlands sequel for a good long time.