I think we can pretty much agree that Broforce is a massive love letter to the 1980s of action, explosions and gratuitous violence. On the cinematic side of that trip back into nostalgia, you have The Expendables, a movie franchise which also capitalises heavy on fond memories of an era that has gone extinct. So what happens when you combine the two? You get, the Expendabros. And Dolph Lundgren threatening you. It’s kinda awesome.
Because the entire plan of “IDENTIFY ‘EM, TRACK ‘EM, FIND ‘EM, SCOUT ‘EM, ANALYZE ‘EM, DRAW UP A PLAN THAT EXPLOITS THEIR WEAKNESSES AND GIVES US THE BEST CHANCE OF SUCCESS ‘EM, KILL ‘EM” is for wimps, the Expendabros will throw players right into the mix of Broforce action, with new bros such as Bro Caesar, Bro Christmas, Broney Ross, Trent Broser, Bronar Jenson, Broctor Death and Toll Broad. Here’s the synopsis and trailer for the game, which sounds like a Michael Brosplosion script:
The Expendabros have assembled and set their sights on the forces of ruthless arms dealer Conrad Stonebanks in the forests of Eastern Europe. Battle in a flurry of bullets and non-stop action through ten full-throttle missions set amongst the picturesque tree tops and the absurdly dangerous lumber mills teeming with enemy soldiers, excessive artillery, and inconveniently placed circular saws. Rescue your brothers in arms and play as seven different legendary soldiers – each with their own unique weapons and special attacks – with up to four players at once in local multiplayer co-op mode.
You’ve got until December 31 to download the standalone expansion for your Broforce game for free. And I kinda dig this idea. Movie tie-in video games are notoriously crap, but releasing a free standalone that uses the formula of an existing successful game and making it free? Now that’s a win-win scenario.
Last Updated: August 6, 2014