MGM’s iconic franchise RoboCop makes Fortnite debut

The iconic “part man, part machine, all cop” cyborg, RoboCop, is landing in one of the most popular free-to-play video games ever made.

Epic Games’ Fortnite and Metro Goldwyn Mayer (MGM) have announced that sci-fi franchise RoboCop is making its highly anticipated Fortnite debut for a limited time only from May 13 to May 21.

Just in time to celebrate RoboCop’s 35th anniversary this year, players will be able to bring the iconic franchise to life with inspired outfits and cosmetics available in the Fortnite Item Shop. The collaboration includes the Robocop Outfit, the LEG-209 Back Bling, and the leg of ED-209 that doubles as a Pickaxe. Additionally there will be a traversal Lil’ ED-209 Emote, where players using this Emote will be able to ride on a mini ED-209.

“RoboCop is celebrating its 35thanniversary this year and the thrilling sci-fi franchise continues to appeal to fans around the world. We are excited to work with Epic Games’ Fortnite on this RoboCop integration and bring dedicated fans new interactive experiences,” says Robert Marick, Executive Vice President of Global Consumer Products and Experiences.

The first RoboCop film in 1987 launched a massive franchise with three film sequels, a live-action and animated television series, video games, books, “inspired-by” media campaigns and comics. The four films grossed over $350 million at the worldwide box office. The franchise continues to resonate with audiences around the world today and has transcended pop culture with a robust consumer products and licensing programme and a strong legacy in the gaming space.

 

About Tessa Clayton

A former Chief Sub of Red magazine, Tessa Clayton is the Digital Editor of Licensing.biz and ToyNews. As a freelance journalist she specialised in writing about parenting and family life, and has contributed to a wide variety of publications and websites including Tesco online, Mother & Baby, Livingetc, Junior, Boots Health & Beauty, Practical Parenting and babycentre.co.uk. Get in touch at tessa.clayton@biz-media.co.uk

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