Posts Tagged ‘Rebellion’

New VR Battlezone blasts into PC cybergoggles

Last time someone ‘rebooted’ Battlezone [read: applied a known brand name to a largely-unrelated game -ed.], we got a splendid FPS-RTS. This time, new owners Rebellion are rebooting closer to the series’ origins with arcade-y tankblasting in the game they call simply Battlezone [official site]. After jacking into PlayStation VR last year, Battlezone today arrived on PC exclusively for cybergoggles.

In more-important Rebellion news: did you see that they have got a live-action Judge Dredd TV show in the pipeline? Mate! Read the rest of this entry »

Rogue Trooper Redux shows off Nu-Rogue

A new trailer gives a teeny look at Rogue Trooper Redux [official site], the upcoming revamp of Rebellion’s perfectly good 7/10 action game from 2006. Unlike 2000 AD’s attempts to revamp the comic strip this game is based on, the Redux’s plans are fairly modest. It’s like Rogue Trooper but prettier and hopefully slightly less clunky – but only slightly less so. I don’t even want a huge overhaul or modernisation; I’d be content with a mild prettying-up, support for modern resolutions, and a few fixes and tweaks. Don’t risk that 7/10ness. This trailer mostly explains backstory but does have a cheeky peek: Read the rest of this entry »

Rogue Trooper, world’s finest 7/10 game, gets a remaster


Huh. Big day for blue people. I’ve long wished that venerable Britcomic (and home of Joe Dredd) 2000 AD would take another shot at sticking its best characters into videogames, and I say so no merely from wishful thinking, but also because they did it rather well the last time they tried in earnest. Rogue Trooper was a Good 7/10 third-person action game developed by 2000AD owners Rebellion back in 2006, starring a vengeful blue dude with a talking hat, gun and rucksack. I’ve always been fond of it, and now it seems I’ll get to play it again as whatever a ‘redux’ version turns out to be.
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Rebellion to open licensing for 2000 AD, including Dredd

2000 AD, home of Judge Dredd, Strontium Dog and Flesh, is opening up its characters for licensing opportunities. Acknowledging that they can’t create games based on all of the characters and setting, 2000 AD owners Rebellion stated on Saturday that they hope to license out the properties, including Dredd and related characters. Rebellion are now best known for the Sniper Elite series but have owned 2000 AD since…well, 2000 AD. In that time there have only been two 2000 AD games*, 2003’s Judge Dredd: Dredd vs. Death and Rogue Trooper in 2006 (updated for Wii in 2009), but this move should open the floodgates. Or at least the faucets.

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Wot I Think: Sniper Elite 4

Sniper Elite 4 [official site] is my first time with Rebellion’s World War II third-person shooter series, games I have hitherto only been peripherally aware of as ‘that one where you get to shoot Hitler in the plums’. I must admit, from afar I’d presumed this was a game about spending 80 minutes crouched on rock, gauging wind direction with a wet finger and applying mathematical levels of after-touch to each level’s single shot.

Turns out, no, it’s a halfway house between Hitman and Call of Duty – equal parts stealth and firefights. It’s entirely accessible, and that biggish number at the end of title doesn’t mean any prior knowledge is necessary either.
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Sniper Elite 4 Vid Bursts Heart Shoulders Knees & Guts

Heart shoulders knees and guts
(Knees and guts)
Heart shoulders knees and guts
And jaw and brain and liver and nose
Heart shoulders knees and guts
(Knees and guts)

That’s a handy song to help you remember which bodybits get shot, stabbed, punched, kneed, ruptured, shattered, and exploded in slow-motion internal views in the first ‘gameplay’ trailer for Sniper Elite 4 [official site].

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Battlezone 98 Redux Launches Red Odyssey Expansion

Battlezone 98 Redux [official site], Rebellion’s recent revamp of Activision’s ace RTS-FPS, now has an expansion. Not a new expansion, mind. Not really. Available now is a revamped version of Battlezone’s old expansion The Red Odyssey, which adds two new singleplayer campaigns with two new factions and loads of vehicles and weapons and whatnot to continue the secret wars across our solar system and beyond.

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