50 Cent Battles Desert Gangsters in Video Game

Follow-up to 'Bulletproof' has the rapper traveling far and wide
By Nick McMaster,  Newser Staff
Posted Mar 26, 2008 4:40 PM CDT
50 Cent Battles Desert Gangsters in Video Game
Rapper 50 Cent whose real name is Curtis Jackson talks to reporters during the Pontiac news conference at the New York International Auto Show, Wednesday, March 19, 2008, in New York.    (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer)

(Newser) – 50 Cent has a new video game coming out in the fall in which he battles international gangsters in desert warfare, MTV News reports. "Blood in the Sand" follows the hop-hop star's “Bulletproof” of 2005, though it's not being pitched as a sequel. Details of the game’s plot are on tight lockdown, but Vivendi says that unlike “Bulletproof”—a fictional extension of 50’s criminal past—“Blood" will have the rapper fighting crime syndicates.

"I would say it's inspired by Three Kings meets Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels, said a Vivendi producer, who credited 50 Cent with pushing the creators to develop exotic locations and a complex storyline. Players can choose between several of 50’s real-life sidekicks as second players, including Tony Yayo, Whoo Kid, and Lloyd Banks. (Read more 50 Cent stories.)

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