When we last visited Broforce [official site], it’d just dropped a July update in time for ‘Murica’s fourth of July celebrations. At the time, Alice noted that developer Free Lives understood Independence Day the only way a studio hailing from South Africa could: with copious amounts of guns and dodgy American-cum-Australian-cum-Scottish voiceovers. South Africans discussing Americanisms can be hilarious. This power ballad-inspired trailer to mark Broforce’s full release on October 15 is pretty funny too.
The Ballad of Rambro, as it’s known, typifies Broforce’s playful, satirical swipe at American Hollywood-isms and has a Team America: World Police vibe about it. APPARENTLY, US Department of Defense Secretary Ashton Carter had this to say of the news that Broforce is to leave Early Access: “Broforce is the culmination of decades of American military superiority distilled into one sweet ass motherfucking video game. It’s even got versus mode and online co-op, bro.”
If you enjoyed the above sounds from Broforce musician Deon van Heerden, a special “ultra patriotic” Freedom EP – a five-track album of Broforce music – can be yours. If you purchase Broforce during its Early Access tenure, which runs until next week, the Freedom EP is free and stands as a thank you to those involved pre-full release. You can collect your copy up until October 15, thereafter it will apparently be “prohibitively expensive” but “that’s capitalism for you”.