Did you know that Chappie, the film that won awards for the best use of mullets and rejected ED-209 design concepts in 2015, has a video game? No seriously, it exists. In fact, it came out a few weeks ago and proved itself to be pretty popular with audiences! Yup, while Neill “I turned Sharlto Copley into a Dutch cyborg” Blomkamp may have released the film to much fanfare and even more eyeball rolling back in the summer of ‘15, Chappie’s inclusion in Apex Legends may be one of the biggest surprises of the year.
What do you mean that’s not Chappie? Hang on, let me check something here…
Darryn pours through notes that have a curious and overwhelming reference to a car with the license plate number of KFBR 392 in them.
Oh hang on, the character of Pathfinder is pretty much just visually inspired by Chappie. And that’s okay! Pathfinder is a terrific fella to use in the game, thanks to his handy grapple hook which allows you to Batman your way up the side of buildings and get out of danger at the drop of a hat. There’s more than a passing resemblance to Chappie of course, but it’s one that Blomkamp seems to have zero issues with.
In fact, Blomkamp would be down like a clown for Chappie to make an appearance within the universe of Apex Legends. News that reached the ears of Respawn Entertainment’s Vince Zampella:
While it’s a nice pair of tweets, it’s far from a confirmation that Chappie will make his way into Apex Legends as an unlockable skin, what with the rights to the character needing to go through numerous legal departments before such a crossover could even be pondered. Still, it would kind of be nice. Especially if it saw two other character skins based on members from a band that rhymes with Bee Plant Wood added to the roster.
Skins which give those characters the fragility of wet tissue paper and the combat prowess of a puppy in a warzone. Look, I kind of like the Chappie film alright? Just only the bits that don’t include they who shall not be named.
Last Updated: February 18, 2019