Michael Biehn: Dev Already Has Blood Dragon Sequel In Mind

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Michael Biehn: Dev Already Has Blood Dragon Sequel In Mind

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Blood Dragon's lead voice actor says the sales of the game have exceeded five times initial expectations.

Far Cry 3: Blood Dragon is an amazing game that takes the best parts of the Far Cry 3 engine and covers them with a hearty layer of parody, cheesiness, and of course, neon. The game came out of no-where and has taken the gaming world by storm, with sales exceeding up to five times Ubisoft's initial sales expectations, according to lead voice actor Michael Biehn (Terminator, Aliens). The sales were so impressive, says Biehn, that creative director Dean Evans already has a sequel in mind.

"Dean was with me on the phone last night. He was pretty jacked up. He was going into a meeting today, to you know... I think he wants to turn it into some sort of franchise. He's got a sequel in mind."

Biehn, who was cautiously optimistic of the project when first approached by Evans, says he has experienced a lot of unexpected fame from the game. He was shocked to find that people would come up to him on the street to ask about Blood Dragon. He says that Evans was so enthusiastic about the project that he had a hard time turning him down.

When asked if this could spark a career in videogame voice acting for the iconic action hero, Biehn said that he has promised exclusivity to Evans and the Blood Dragon franchise. If you are worried that any potential sequels might get stale, and overdo the "so stupid it's funny" parody writing, Biehn assures us that Evans has plenty of cool ideas for a potential sequel, such as the possibility of different timelines.

Blood Dragon is exactly what I want to see more of. Developers taking their big, serious assets and using them to make fun little spin off side-projects. At $15 and lasting around 5 hours, it's a DLC that's actually worth buying, rather than the $5 costume packs/unlockable weapons other developers keep trying to sell us.

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This is great news, i haven't played the game myself , but i have seen people playing it.
It looks gorgeous, fun and most importantly it takes itself about as seriously as No One Lives Forever.
And that's really refreshing in todays FPS market.

It's pretty amazing, I even gave away a copy to a friend. I want a bigger scaled version at some time in the future.

Perfect Pasta Sauce seems appropriate.

Blood Dragon 2: Rex Colt gets a Black Friend!

This really should become standard practice. Smaller games made within bigger games.

For example I would have made a Master and Commander game with the AC3 naval engine. I'd add back in all the sailing stuff they took out and make a small campaign or even an open world using the already made assets.

It's seriously baffling that nobody thought of doing things like Blood Dragon and that one game made using the Just Cause 2 assets. It reduces production time and cost exponentially and produces actually good DLC, you could even have modders engage in contests where the best modder gets a piece of the pie and the mod is sold for DLC price.

DVS BSTrD:
Blood Dragon 2: Rex Colt gets a Black Friend!

Well considering the ending was left pretty open, it shouldn't be too difficult to formulate a sequel to Blood Dragon, even without alternate timelines.

DVS BSTrD:
Blood Dragon 2: Rex Colt gets a Black Friend!

I kind of thought this would be the kick in the balls that the gaming industry needed. And the price is very right. I enjoyed Blood Dragon thoroughly; might go for another spin soon.

*Spit take* It did FIVE times better than they were expecting? Jesus Christ, is that even possible? Boy that's got to be a sight to see.

Ubisoft CEO:.....Where did all this money come from?

EDIT: Think that Yahtzee will take a look at this?

The Gentleman:

DVS BSTrD:
Blood Dragon 2: Rex Colt gets a Black Friend!

He could be a general leading some kind of resistance movement: the Rambo coalition :P

WanderingFool:

DVS BSTrD:
Blood Dragon 2: Rex Colt gets a Black Friend!

That's what happened in the first one though...

I got the game and love the humor!
"Press A to do this"
"Press A to do that"
"Press A to get rid of these patronizing tutorial screens"
"Press A to demonstrate your ability to read"

l3o2828:
This is great news, i haven't played the game myself , but i have seen people playing it.
It looks gorgeous, fun and most importantly it takes itself about as seriously as No One Lives Forever.
And that's really refreshing in todays FPS market.

Todays FPS market is fine, who needs actual fun and originality in a game when you have dupstep, zombies, and pointless military lingo!

"Alpha Oscar Mike To Red Crown Hot Copy! Deploy Strike Package to Grid Delta 5! Ramirez Deploy Charlie Whisky Kappa at Point 445!

how low where they at it hit 5 times the expectation o.0

anyway, this is good, i suppose, i kinda having the feeling Blood Dragon is more a one hit wonder then a franchise in the making

This is good news!

TizzytheTormentor:
I got the game and love the humor!
"Press A to do this"
"Press A to do that"
"Press A to get rid of these patronizing tutorial screens"
"Press A to demonstrate your ability to read"

True but that joke only works once.

It deserves to hit 5 times their expectations. No, rightfully it should be 10 times. I finished it the other night and...
Have you ever witnessed anything so utterly beautiful and amazing that you actually started crying? The last level of Blood Dragon was like that. Every time you thought it couldn't get more awesome, it turned up the heat 50%, right up until that final section, where the heat hit 600%. I couldn't breathe, simply because I was finding it hard to comprehend how utterly magnificent everything that was happening on screen was.
I actually stood up and applauded once the credits began to roll.
I would pay good money for a sequel.

Do they want my money now or can it wait? I love Blood Dragon, I can't wait to see what else they come up with for it.

If this is true, it'll certainly kill off any plans Gearbox has for Duke Nukem, which is fantastic!

I like these spin off games apparently. Another major one that comes to mind is Majora's Mask, oh and Portal.

I think Assassin's Creed might also be a spin off that became its own franchise.

Keep it up :)

KoudelkaMorgan:
I like these spin off games apparently. Another major one that comes to mind is Majora's Mask, oh and Portal.

I think Assassin's Creed might also be a spin off that became its own franchise.

Keep it up :)

Could you specify as to how Assassin's Creed was in any way a spin-off of anything?

Apparently Ubisoft did not expect Blood Dragon to hit it big. As a fan of terrible action b-movies, synth music and the grindhouse-style homages to exploitation films (Machete and Hobo with a Shotgun) Blood Dragon was right up my alley.

TizzytheTormentor:
I got the game and love the humor!
"Press A to do this"
"Press A to do that"
"Press A to get rid of these patronizing tutorial screens"
"Press A to demonstrate your ability to read"

They should have made one of them "press B to exit to title screen" just to mess with the player.

I want to play this game. How much of a pain in the ass is UPlay and are there install limits?

Gethsemani:
Apparently Ubisoft did not expect Blood Dragon to hit it big...

They would have adjusted predictions down due to the leak almost a month ahead of release... Probably not down to one fifth of the pre-leak prediction though! It is nice to see things like this having decent success in spite of uplay being as leakproof as a sieve rather than failing because of it

How do I contact this Dean Evans guy? I need to make him understand that including time travel/manipulation of any sort is required for Blood Dragon 2. Timesplitters, Majora's Mask, Timeshift and Singularity are all cult classics.

This makes me so happy. I love Blood Dragon. And it proves that gamers crave for something different. We can't take any more of the modern military shit. Give us something new and exciting. Like dinosaurs that shoot lasers out of their eyes.

I dont know, while I liked Blood Dragon this one is kind of a one trick pony. I totally love the idea of using AAA games and turn them into a small downloadable spinoff titles like they did here but if now they are planning into turning this one into another franchise soon people will start to dissmiss even this as simply another attempt to milk a perfectly good game.

Now go do something with Assassins Creed 3 or Borderlands 2, there are also the Tom Clancy's games, you already gave 80's parody Far Cry 3 Lite Edition, now suprise uses with something else instead of doing that again.

5 hours long eh?

Thats longer than most full retail titles these days.

I really need tog et round to playing it, it's a shame my PC just can't handle it right now.

I friggin love the idea, I'm just worried the novelty will have worn off by the time such a game is announced. It's all just wishful thinking at this point so I'm not going to buy in to anything.

Steven Bogos:
The game came out of no-where and has taken the gaming world by storm, with sales exceeding up to five times Ubisoft's initial sales expectations, according to lead voice actor Michael Biehn (Terminator, Aliens). The sales were so impressive, says Biehn, that creative director Dean Evans already has a sequel in mind.

Funny that, when the acclaimed Tomb Raider sold what, 3 million copies, and was considered a failure... Turns out you can still make a decent gaming experience and make money from it! Who knew?

Good stuff, going to go try it out now :3

KoudelkaMorgan:

I think Assassin's Creed might also be a spin off that became its own franchise.

What exactly was Assassin's Creed spun off from?

OT: Seriously considering getting this game now.

Th37thTrump3t:

KoudelkaMorgan:

I think Assassin's Creed might also be a spin off that became its own franchise.

What exactly was Assassin's Creed spun off from?

OT: Seriously considering getting this game now.

Would guess Prince of Persia. But other then that no idea.

Ubisoft originally planned AC to be an element/side game/whatever of Prince of Persia according to something I read either here or on Screw Attack. It was just called "Assassins" and as the idea got fleshed out they just made it its own game, and it ballooned into the cash cow it is today.

I think the original concept was for the multiplayer mode that eventually got into later games. I wish I could locate the article in question.

Actually I wasn't going to reply at all to what I thought a fairly innocuous comment that I wasn't even claiming as 100% truth, but people keep quoting me wanting to know and filling my inbox.

Here's to hoping this inspires more interesting projects. Its kind of sad they didn't expect this to succeed

I really want this but I;m going to wait for the steam sale.

Steam says you don't have to have the main game to play it? Is that right?

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