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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.

Related Game(s): James Bond 007: Blood Stone

Tags: james bond, 007 blood stone, bond game

8/10/2010 10:20:21 AM Ben Dutka

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Comments (32 posts)

BeezleDrop
Tuesday, August 10, 2010 @ 10:50:35 AM
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I really wouldn't worry about CoD, this could be their "last big game" and now that Infinity Ward is gone all of the CoD Sheep will be waiting for their next game from EA. Apparently, The Quantum of Solace game wasn't half bad, a few people I know said it was fun.

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Godslim
Tuesday, August 10, 2010 @ 11:02:22 AM

i think they should worry sales wise man....so many will buy the new cod
qos was ok it used cods engine and was a bit like a bond cod game

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ace_boon_coon
Tuesday, August 10, 2010 @ 1:34:26 PM

@ godslim


COD and activision can do no wrong? it's funny that you support a game that has been re-skinned since 2005

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Alienange
Tuesday, August 10, 2010 @ 5:00:22 PM

There is some fun to be had in QoS for sure, but don't go in expecting a MW killer. The cover system was great as was the blind-firing and different online game modes. The single-player was mostly forgettable and rather short, as most fps tend to be.

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vicious54
Tuesday, August 10, 2010 @ 11:03:52 AM
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From what their inspiration was this game is starting to sound interesting. Although, they need to talk to Naughty Dog about how to do graphics, even that other machine can do better graphics than what was shown in that reveal trailer.

I loved Everything or Nothing.

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Highlander
Tuesday, August 10, 2010 @ 11:13:15 AM
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Well, all I know is that I will be asking for martini's shaken not stirred when this one launches.

<Sean Connery>
Mish Moneypenny, you're a shite, a shite for shore eyshe...
</Sean Connery>

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tridon
Tuesday, August 10, 2010 @ 11:29:39 AM

Yeah... I'd say you pretty much nailed Sean Connery. LOL.

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Underdog15
Tuesday, August 10, 2010 @ 3:12:41 PM

Thatsh what chore mother shaid lasht night Trabeck!

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Highlander
Tuesday, August 10, 2010 @ 3:23:45 PM

<Sean Connery>
Sho Mishter Treyarchsh, we meet again. Do you exshpect me to talk?
</Sean Connery>

No Mr. Bond, we expect you to play! ::maniacal laughter...::

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Highlander
Tuesday, August 10, 2010 @ 3:23:48 PM

<Sean Connery>
Sho Mishter Treyarchsh, we meet again. Do you exshpect me to talk?
</Sean Connery>

No Mr. Bond, we expect you to play! ::maniacal laughter...::

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Shams
Tuesday, August 10, 2010 @ 4:20:31 PM

Haha,

"Please, sh*t down."

"I beg your pardon?"

"What I mean, is you may take a sheat...:S"

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tridon
Tuesday, August 10, 2010 @ 11:30:33 AM
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The way I see it is like this; Uncharted 2 is awesome, and Everything or Nothing is hands-down my favourite Bond game. If they're using those two games as their inspiration for Blood Stone, then I will DEFINITELY be there to buy it.

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kraygen
Tuesday, August 10, 2010 @ 12:45:02 PM
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I haven't seen enough of this to get excited or anything yet, but I can guarantee that I am way more interested in Blood stone than I am of black ops.

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RebelJD
Tuesday, August 10, 2010 @ 12:46:33 PM
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I'm a fan of third-person games. I'm not a fan of Call of Duty. It be nice if people would start to lose interest in Call of Duty, because IMO, those who support it are suckers.

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StangMan80
Tuesday, August 10, 2010 @ 1:14:35 PM

Agreed, Those darn suckers.

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Alienange
Tuesday, August 10, 2010 @ 5:02:39 PM

Well thank goodness we don't all live under your dictatorship RebelJD.

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bigrailer19
Tuesday, August 10, 2010 @ 6:15:36 PM

Guess im a sucker with a huge variety of PS3 games to go along with it!

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Random_Steve
Tuesday, August 10, 2010 @ 1:32:48 PM
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I want this more than any other game, besides GT5, of course

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Zorigo
Tuesday, August 10, 2010 @ 2:15:18 PM

Really? with all the top titles that have been announced?

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Random_Steve
Tuesday, August 10, 2010 @ 3:34:22 PM

i've been away for the last few weeks, inform me

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Zorigo
Tuesday, August 10, 2010 @ 2:07:43 PM
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see the thing is i dont think black ops is going to be as big. MW2 was a huge hype fest last year but... i dont know. Cod has gained a lot of casual gamer fans and it could go either way. The story and Multi does look good so i wouldn't be suprised if it did go large but i see it as being less than MW2.

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NonProphet
Tuesday, August 10, 2010 @ 2:37:00 PM
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I don't think Black Ops will be the blockbuster that MW2 was for a few reasons: A majority of shooter fans and COD fans prefer the 360 (I think the PS3's fanbase has a more diverse taste in games) and a lot of those 360 fans will be still be busy giving themselves a Halo: Reacharound. And if you think about it, MW2 was the true sequel to a very popular game while Black Ops is more like a new IP since its set in Vietnam and to top it off, its being made by an inferior developer. Some of you might cringe hearing Treyarch being referred to as inferior after WaW, but come on, if you had to choose between IW and Treyarch? A lot of the COD fanbase has a specific appreciation for the IW games.

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rogers71
Tuesday, August 10, 2010 @ 3:18:49 PM

I would take Treyarch anyday over IW. Let me break that statement down. For the Single player campaign and storyline, the edge goes to Treyarch. For the multiplayer, the edge goes to IW.

Since I don't play online much, I would definitely prefer Treyarchs games over IW. The storyline and character immersion is much, much better.

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Jawknee
Tuesday, August 10, 2010 @ 8:56:12 PM

"Halo: Reacharound"

LOL! This is the funniest thing i have read all day. HAHAHAHA!

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Snaaaake
Tuesday, August 10, 2010 @ 4:26:18 PM
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I loved MW2, but I'll choose other things first.
In november I'll have GT5 and LBP2 so Black Ops will have to wait.

CoD comes every year, I'm not missing much, or rather, I'm not missing anything.

Blood Stone will be in my radar for a while.

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Alienange
Tuesday, August 10, 2010 @ 5:07:56 PM
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These guys can really go somewhere with these Bond games. They've got the memorable character and they've got a great game engine and play mechanics. If they continue to enhance their level designing skills and smooth out their online play they may not be fearing CoD for long.

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Qubex
Wednesday, August 11, 2010 @ 10:04:04 AM

Must agree, if any one can nail Bond, these guys can... from what I see the game looks very good...

Q!

"play.experience.enjoy"

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maxpontiac
Tuesday, August 10, 2010 @ 7:05:43 PM
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Well, I am paying more attention to Blood Stone then Black Ops.

It's another COD game to me, and unless it revolutionizes the genre, no thanks.

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Jawknee
Tuesday, August 10, 2010 @ 8:54:58 PM
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When will Uncharted inspire these devs to make PS3 exclusives? thats they only way they can come even close to the greatness that is Uncharted.

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maxpontiac
Tuesday, August 10, 2010 @ 9:17:40 PM

Now wait Jawknee. The advantages the PS3 brings mean nothing.

Just ask Kotaku.

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___________
Wednesday, August 11, 2010 @ 4:17:39 AM
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meh, unless its a proper bond game AKA stealth with a million and one gadgets im not interested!
who do i have to kill to get a proper stealth game?
i miss the old styled bond games on ps1, now thats how you make a spy game!

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Fane1024
Friday, August 13, 2010 @ 6:58:03 PM

I hate to say it, but I agree with __________.

How in the hell did the Bond games become shooters in the first place?

Everything Or Nothing at least had some varied gameplay, but even it focussed on shooting waves of enemies...which has what to do with James Bond?

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