RoboCop, the semi-human, vending superhero protagonist in Paul Verhoeven’s wildly violent 1987 satire about Reagan-era corporate greed, has arrived. Fortnite. RoboCop’s appearance in the battle royale game also introduces another familiar element of the original film: the utter degradation and humiliation of the ED-209.
That’s because you can now sit on the back of a compact ED-209, thanks to a new emoji in Fortnite. The player can also use the ED-209’s severed leg as a pickaxe in the game. It’s called the LEG-209, which can also be equipped as a Back Bling.
RoboCop, the Christ-like character who once fought for justice by shooting a criminal in the dick but has since become a little softer than a great action figure, is now available as costumes from the Fortnite Item Shop. Players can also get a bundle with the LEG-209, whereby they can beat other players to bring home the theme of the dangers of privatizing corporate public services or a what.
Outside FortniteRoboCop is set to return in his own video game, RoboCop: Rogue Citycirca 2023. Creators and original authors of RoboCopEdward Neumeier and Michael Miner, trying to make a new movie, RoboCop returnsis considered a direct sequel to the first film and ignores the continuity of the sequel. District 9 and Chappie director Neill Blomkamp used to work with RoboCop returnsbut the project was assigned to a new director, Abe Forsythe.