RoboCop, the part-man, part-machine supercop protagonist of Paul Verhoeven’s ultra-violent 1987 satire of Reagan-era corporate greed, has come to fortnite. RoboCop’s arrival in the Battle Royale game also introduces another familiar element from the original film: the utter degradation and humiliation of ED-209.
That’s because you can now ride on the back of a small ED-209, thanks to a new emote in fortnite. Players can also use the ED-209’s severed leg as a pickaxe in-game. It’s called the LEG-209, which can also be equipped as a Back Bling.
RoboCop, the Christian figure who once brought justice by shooting a criminal in the dick, but has since been softened into little more than a cool action figure, is now available as an outfit in the RoboCop store. Fortnite items. Players can also get a pack with the LEG-209, with which they can beat other players over their heads to drive home the themes of the dangers of corporate privatization of public services, or something like that.
Beyond fortniteRoboCop is about to return in its own video game, RoboCop: Rogue Townsometime in 2023. The original creators and authors of RoboCopEdward Neumeier and Michael Miner, are trying to make a new movie, RoboCop Returnswhich was billed as a direct sequel to the first film and ignores sequel continuity. District 9 and Chappie director Neill Blomkamp was once attached to RoboCop Returnsbut the project has since been handed over to a new director, Abe Forsythe.