Blood Stone: Inspired By Uncharted 2, Fears Call Of Duty
James Bond 007: Blood Stone could be a big holiday hit...provided it can thrive in the shadow of Call of Duty: Black Ops.
In speaking to CVG, Bizarre Creations producer Nick Davies spoke about the competition for his team's upcoming action/adventure title, along with any relevant influences ('cough' Naughty Dog 'cough'). First, Davies says there really isn't much like Blood Stone on store shelves; the game combines third-person gunfights and hand-to-hand combat with racing elements, and there's even a dash of that patented Bond flair and humor. Davies also mentioned Everything or Nothing, which in his eyes was a "big sprawling adventure that had every kind of gameplay." So that certainly acted as inspiration, as did Uncharted 2: Among Thieves, which he called "the daddy" of third-person shooters. But what about Treyarch's hotly anticipated shooter, the one that is destined to rule the sales charts for the holidays...?
"Obviously the big game out at the end of the year is Call of Duty: Black Ops. So that's a big thorn in everyone's side I imagine."
Well, Modern Warfare 2 was certainly a "thorn" last year, as multiple games escaped out of 2009 to get some much-needed space. Infinity Ward's mega-title is the primary reason we had so many huge games fall into the first quarter of this year, and now, it looks like deja vu. But if you're not interested, you might want to give James Bond 007: Blood Stone a try; it'll be ready to go later this year for the PlayStation 3, Xbox 360, PC and DS.
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8/10/2010 10:20:21 AM Ben Dutka