Robocop, the horrific cyborg creation of a rapacious mega-corp in search of to impose its will on the sick, crumbling stays of a capitalist empire, is the newest popular culture icon to make its approach to Fortnite.
Accessible now within the Fortnite Merchandise Store, this violent, inhuman instrument of bloated company overlords comes armed with the leg (intelligent pun there) of ED-209, the pre-Robocop legislation enforcement machine that was a bit too environment friendly at its job. The LEG-209 serves as Again Bling for the Robocop outfit, and likewise does responsibility as a pickaxe. They’re each included within the Robocop Bundle, together with the Lil’ ED-209 emote.
My preliminary response to Robocop in Fortnite is that it is form of a wierd addition. Robocop, in any case, was a scathing critique of corporatism, capitalism, systemic corruption, and the slow-motion failure of contemporary society, whereas Fortnite is extra akin to an interactive embrace of each popular culture phenomenon beneath the solar—not loads of apparent cross-compatibility there. I really feel like it’s kind of outdated for Fortnite’s viewers, too: The unique Robocop got here out in 1987, in any case.
However, it was identified to me that the whole lot edgy is ultimately offered again to us as toys by the identical firms they as soon as criticized—and Robocop director Paul Verhoeven would in all probability be completely amused by the entire thing anyway.
Finally, Fortnite is an all-out crossover free-for-all—latest additions to the sport embody Assassin’s Creed, Doctor Who, Naomi Osaka, and the X-Males—and I recalled as I used to be scripting this that the Terminator, who as soon as ripped a person’s coronary heart out of his chest so he might take his jacket, joined the sport in January 2021. So I suppose the addition of Robocop is not all that out-of-bounds in any case.
Robocop is out there within the Fortnite Merchandise Retailer now. That is what it seems to be like.