“Megaton face melting news” soon, says CliffyB

Wednesday, 27th January 2010 06:00 GMT By Johnny Cullen


So that “kick ass news” he promised yesterday? Turns out it was just the announcement of cameos of Marcus and Dom from Gears of War in Lost Planet 2.

But hold the phone, kiddlewinks.

Cliff Bleszinski is promising some “megaton face melting news”, which should be coming soon.

Epic’s lead designer said in a tweet:

Yes, that’s the news. [referring to the Gears/LP announce]

I said “kick ass” which I think it is. Keep your eyes open for “megaton face melting news.”

Hot shit, Batman. Watch out for this news “when the weather’s warm“.

So far, Epic hasn’t stated what its next big project is internally since Gears of War 2 released.

Gears of War 3 was previously thought to be coming out in the next generation of consoles, according to Epic president Mike Capps.

He swiftly retracted his comments, saying if Gears 3 comes, it’ll be this gen.

Shadow Complex, based on the Ender’s Game novel written by Orson-Scott Card, was released last year by Epic, but was developed at Chair Entertainment.

Epic also has a project in the works from the company’s Poland-based studio People Can Fly, which is currently only known as Bulletstorm, which will be published by EA.



  1. DJ Deathstar

    His lucky, he nearly had a whole world of pain coming from me for making me temporarily lose faith in mankind!

    #1 5 years ago
  2. Freek

    The boy who cried kick ass….

    #2 5 years ago
  3. The_Deleted

    I reckon they’re working on a new game that’ll be new and of real interest to anyone interested in said game that has previously retained said interest in that series of games. Unless it’s a new IP in which case it’ll be of intere…ahhhyou get the point…

    #3 5 years ago
  4. SniperWolf


    #4 5 years ago
  5. Samuel

    So… pretty much confirmed that he’s talking about Gears 3, right? What else would it be. Hardly what I’d call face melting. Who cares.

    #5 5 years ago
  6. Redh3lix

    “Bat shit insane!”, “kick ass”, “Megaton face melting news”…..

    lol <3 Americans

    Well, if the GOW characters in Lost Planet 2 was "kick ass", I cant wait for the "face melting" news. :D

    #6 5 years ago
  7. mington

    Marcus Fenix to appear in cooking mama…i’ll do the carving

    #7 5 years ago
  8. M2Kx

    gears 3?

    #8 5 years ago
  9. Blerk

    Pardon me if I don’t hold my breath after the ‘kick ass’ news.

    #9 5 years ago
  10. mington

    a gears 3 announcement would be good if they reveal some of these rpg elements cliffy had in mind, if its just a teaser trailer then i’m not interested, we want facts goddamnit, could this be at X10 next week?

    #10 5 years ago
  11. mington

    sorry X10 feb 11th, 2 weeks time

    #11 5 years ago
  12. Eregol

    Cliffy B announces he’s actually a woman.

    Seriously, it’s coming!

    #12 5 years ago
  13. mington

    Cliphany Bleszinski

    #13 5 years ago
  14. Bulk Slash

    Cliffy seems to have an hyperbole problem. If a couple of MP skins are “kick ass” then presumably “megaton face melting” news is the announcement that he’s redecorating his living room.

    Hopefully it is Gears3, can’t wait for some new SP content, I’ve finished the second one 3 or 4 times now.

    #14 5 years ago
  15. Psychotext

    “If a couple of MP skins are “kick ass” then presumably “megaton face melting” news is the announcement that he’s redecorating his living room.”


    #15 5 years ago
  16. Captain Fruitloop

    Well, you have to be about 12 to use a phrase like “kick ass” with a straight face, so is the “face melting news” that he’s about to start shaving for the first time?

    #16 5 years ago
  17. Panipal2005

    There’s gonna be a level in GeoW 3 based around the climax of Raiders of the Lost Ark. Megaton!

    #17 5 years ago
  18. Gheritt White

    Multi-plat Gears 3?

    #18 5 years ago
  19. Blerk

    About as likely as multi-plat God of War 3, I’d have said. MS will never let Gears go, regardless of the cost.

    #19 5 years ago
  20. Gekidami

    Yet Sony own the God Of War IP, MS dont own the Gears one. Its unlikely sure, but not as unlikely as a first-party game going multiplat.
    Lets not forget that MS also published Bioshock, it actually had their name on the box till it came out on PS3. Same for Ninja Gaiden; IP’s owned by a third party, publishing rights to MS.

    #20 5 years ago
  21. Psychotext

    “Lets not forget that MS also published Bioshock, it actually had their name on the box till it came out on PS3. Same for Ninja Gaiden.”

    They didn’t publish Bioshock, that was 2K Games. They did publish Ninja Gaiden though (which technically didn’t come out on the PS3 ;))

    #21 5 years ago
  22. Blerk

    Gears is sort of a ‘special case’ though, innit?

    That said… I never thought Sony would let Grand Theft Auto go, but they did.

    #22 5 years ago
  23. Razor

    I don’t think anyone really knows what happened with GTA. Jack Tretton said they were aware GTA was going multi-plat, yet other sources say Krazy Ken was slow to tie it up as an exclusive.

    No-one knows really.

    #23 5 years ago
  24. Blerk

    I’m sure if Sony had offered them enough money up front they could’ve tied it up for at least the (previously) usual ‘temporary exclusive’. But Ken had sunk all Sony’s cash into gin and hookers and was at that point residing in a padded cell for his own safety.

    #24 5 years ago
  25. Johnny Cullen

    PT, I think what was meant to be said they both had the “Only on Xbox 360″ sign on them before they jumped ship.

    #25 5 years ago
  26. Razor

    We don’t know how long the exclusive deal Sony had with T2 lasted.

    If GTA IV was part of it, Sony would have already had the exclusive, which is what Tretton implied, but I think from Sony’s point of view, are you really going to piss off R* by limiting its audience…especially after a rumoured $100 million investment?

    If Sony did let GTA go, it was probably the right move in terms of keeping the relationship steady with R* and T2. Something which will hopefully be rewarded for PS3 owners this year.

    #26 5 years ago
  27. The Hindle

    Sony could of had Assassins Creed as an exclusive thats rumours been around for years

    #27 5 years ago
  28. polygem

    gears of war3 ps3 exclusive? because it´s so bad ass kick ass stylish with all these 3s and there is that 60 in 360 that would have ruined the typo?

    #28 5 years ago
  29. polygem

    …but i hope it will be a full 3.person shadow complex title…

    #29 5 years ago
  30. M2Kx

    @gherrit: mh… wouldn’t make any sense

    @polygem: mh… wouldn’t make any sense ³

    I also think that Cliffy won’t announce SC2, or did he already announce the first one @ E3 2k9? I don’t remember :/

    #30 5 years ago
  31. EpicGames4Life

    Shadow Complex is based on the novel Empire, not Ender’s Game. Although, ChAIR does own the rights to make a game based on the novel Ender’s Game.

    #31 5 years ago
  32. Hunam

    E3 better be good, 2010 seems to want to shoot it’s load in Q1.

    #32 5 years ago

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