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Ubisoft Announces Expendables 2 Video Game, Which Somehow Didn't Already Exist

The publisher will be bringing the continuing adventures of the world's most ancient action stars to downloadable platforms this summer.

How is it that there hasn't been an Expendables video game yet? I mean, I know the first movie came out just a couple of years ago, but considering that movie was pretty much a two-hour video game--complete with multiple boss fights, an inconceivable body count, and at least one turret sequence--it's sort of surprising that it took until two months before the sequel comes out for someone to get on this.

This... is not what I was expecting. And that might be a good thing?

At least someone finally did. That someone, by the way, is Ubisoft, who today announced that The Expendables 2, a game based on the adventures of Barney Ross, Yin Yang, and Hale Caesar, would be coming to Xbox Live Arcade, PlayStation Network, and PC this summer.

For those unaware, those characters are played by Sylvester Stallone, Jet Li, and Terry Crews respectively. And they will of course be joined in the film by basically every action movie hero from the 1980s, 1990s, and portions of the 2000s, including Bruce Willis, Arnold Schwarzenegger, Jason Statham, Dolph Lundgren, Jean-Claude Van Damme, Chuck Norris, and Randy Couture. Presumably Steven Seagal was too busy being a Louisiana deputy police officer, or murdering puppies (allegedly).

Now, you may have some trepidation regarding this game. After all, it's a movie-licensed action game, and it's also a downloadable title. You'd be forgiven for having flashbacks to that godawful G.I. Joe game from a few years back. However, based on the screenshots sent over, this looks a little bit more like four-player Contra, except with dudes in their 40s, 50s, and 60s holding the guns. And you know what? That almost sounds like kind of a great idea. I have no idea if this will be good, but inexplicably, I'm now interested in this.

You can feel free to point back to this story and laugh at me if/when it turns out to be horrible.

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Posted by Alex

How is it that there hasn't been an Expendables video game yet? I mean, I know the first movie came out just a couple of years ago, but considering that movie was pretty much a two-hour video game--complete with multiple boss fights, an inconceivable body count, and at least one turret sequence--it's sort of surprising that it took until two months before the sequel comes out for someone to get on this.

This... is not what I was expecting. And that might be a good thing?

At least someone finally did. That someone, by the way, is Ubisoft, who today announced that The Expendables 2, a game based on the adventures of Barney Ross, Yin Yang, and Hale Caesar, would be coming to Xbox Live Arcade, PlayStation Network, and PC this summer.

For those unaware, those characters are played by Sylvester Stallone, Jet Li, and Terry Crews respectively. And they will of course be joined in the film by basically every action movie hero from the 1980s, 1990s, and portions of the 2000s, including Bruce Willis, Arnold Schwarzenegger, Jason Statham, Dolph Lundgren, Jean-Claude Van Damme, Chuck Norris, and Randy Couture. Presumably Steven Seagal was too busy being a Louisiana deputy police officer, or murdering puppies (allegedly).

Now, you may have some trepidation regarding this game. After all, it's a movie-licensed action game, and it's also a downloadable title. You'd be forgiven for having flashbacks to that godawful G.I. Joe game from a few years back. However, based on the screenshots sent over, this looks a little bit more like four-player Contra, except with dudes in their 40s, 50s, and 60s holding the guns. And you know what? That almost sounds like kind of a great idea. I have no idea if this will be good, but inexplicably, I'm now interested in this.

You can feel free to point back to this story and laugh at me if/when it turns out to be horrible.

Posted by Bacchus

Yo Adrian!

Posted by HellBound

This game will most likely be terrible.

But I don't give a shit.

Posted by Bourbon_Warrior

this could be great!

Posted by leejunfan83

I loved Rambo 3 for the genesis!! Alolutely!!!

Posted by Death_Burnout

OH MY GAWD I GET TO PLAY AS TERRY CREWS.

Great.

Posted by Morningstar

Good grief...

Edited by BoOzak

@Death_Burnout said:

OH MY GAWD I GET TO PLAY AS TERRY CREWS.

Great.

This.

Also i'm glad this is a XBLA game and not a retail release. They're learning!

EDIT: I'm not sure if the above was sarcastic, but i'm pumped.

Posted by Pezen

Why do you do this to me, cruel world. We all know this will be crap and I'll almost positively buy it just because.

Posted by Tylea002

Has potential to be dumb decent fun, with hecka call backs.

Just like The Expendables, then.

Posted by stinky

ermahgerd

Posted by Bravestar

there was a videogame for the first one, but it was a small flash game, SNES contra style. it was pretty good.

a video was leaked for the expendables 2 videogame a week or so ago and unfortunately it looked completely awful. I really hope it was a very very early build, but don't get your hopes up.

Posted by graboids

wait, one of the characters is named Yin Yang?

Posted by DarkbeatDK
Posted by Delta_Ass

I'm getting flashbacks to Rogue Warrior.

Posted by CornBREDX

I need to watch the first Expendables again. That movie is fun.  
 
Anywho, I don't share your enthusiasm for the game tie in but I'll be more happy if I'm wrong then if you are.

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Posted by HellBound

@Pezen:

Exactly.

Posted by Napalm

Realistically, how bad can you fuck up a Contra-style run'n gun?

Posted by GoofyGoober

If its good or hell even decent, I'll buy it.

Edited by TheHumanDove

So downloadable games based off movies are a thing now

Posted by R3DT1D3

At least a shooter makes sense for this movie unlike say Battleship.

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Posted by OneKillWonder_

I saw footage of this game on some foreign site last week. It didn't show a ton, but it looks...not good, to say the least.

Posted by WiFiPirate

Looks like someone forgot to add the "handlebar mustache tech" to Dolph Lundgren's face. Hope they fix that in the next pass.

Posted by TheGamerGeek

Why?

Posted by RAGEosaurus
Thiswas where the leaked footage was from but alas it has since been removed, and no you didn't miss much apart from the terrible voice acting and maybe a minute of gameplay
Posted by alcor741

Here's the gameplay, BTW.

Posted by firecracker22

Finally!

Posted by Sammo21

I call Terry Crews.

Posted by Deusoma
@graboids said:

wait, one of the characters is named Yin Yang?

And one of his buddies is "Hale Caesar"? Damn, I didn't realize even the names were stupid-on-purpose.
Posted by TheDudeOfGaming
Which Somehow Didn't Already Exist

And should not.

Posted by eroticfishcake

So it's not a sequel to Expendable then? I liked that game.

Posted by vinsanityv22

Videos of this leaked earlier this week - it looks awful. Like a new version of EA's GI Joe movie tie-in game.

There should be an Expendables video game, but it shouldn't be a cheap, quickly made piece of shit. Someone should contract Avalanche of Just Cause 2 fame to do it!

Posted by Max_Cherry

Jason Statham's still is still in his action movie prime. Also, Did you Chuck Norris is 72?

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Posted by wardcleaver

I'm getting too old for this shit.

Posted by Zleunamme

Is this going to be the first game that uses Bengay and HGH as power-ups?

Posted by Groundings

Which wing of Ubisoft is making this game?

Posted by Catarrhal

Let's just hope this turns out better than Rambo for the NES.

Posted by Cubidog1

I really hope this is good. Hopefully you could play as the villains, maybe using cheat codes to unlock them. Having alternate outfits from other movies so you could dress as Rambo or Rocky. That would be cool.

Posted by YOUNGLINK

lol KNEW that was an Alex headline.

Posted by DrJota

@Death_Burnout: Hopefully this is a mini game for it,or DLC at least:

Posted by RainbowCarnage

could be interesting.

Posted by Johnnboy2000

Eizo meets Rambo

Posted by MooseyMcMan

I really should see the first one. How did I miss a movie with AMAZING character names like Yin Yang and Hale Caesar?

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Posted by apoloimagod

Awesome! I will definitely play this!

Posted by A_Retired_Hobo

A game with Chuck, The Governator, Rocky, and John McClane in a Contra rip-off? How can they possibly mess this up?