Metallica Video Game Concept Art Leaked

Anime-style art of the band has finally been leaked, long after the post-apocalyptic game was shelved in 2005.

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Owners of St. Anger might remember a trailer for a video game featuring their favourite thrash metal band. The problem is, despite a release date pegged for 2005, it was never released. Now concept art from the game has been revealed (via Kotaku) which hints at what could have been. The game was to be a "post-apocalyptic driving/adventure game", in which members of Metallica were "badass, gun-toting characters". It was being developed for PlayStation 2 by Black Rock Studio, better known for creating MotoGP and The Italian Job video game. Disney, who bought the company in 2006, closed the studio in early 2011. The concept art, posted below, was drawn by British artist Calum Alexander Watt whose anime-style will have been used by the game designers to guide their character design. Black Rock Studio never formally announced the Metallica video game, but a teaser trailer for it was included on the album St. Anger, which you can see below.

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    Dime6String
    From the way I understood this game many years ago, just play Twisted Metal and have Metallica cranking on your stereo.
    krakkrox
    Dr Funkenstein wrote: Dave Mustaine could be the evil supervillain who holds the the frontman's dog for ransom in order to make the band re-record their first two albums with Mustaine singing and playing lead guitar.
    At the risk of perpetuating 'deth vs 'tallica hate, I find this HILIARIOUS! Was thinkin atleast dave or maybe all big 4 could make brief npc appearances
    powerfist
    thats dumb. its basically a copy of brutal legend. i suggest they not make the game.
    Randomrings
    this article has a lot of false info. That isn't anime, and Metallica is not my "favourite thrash band". buttholeness aside, that's kinda cool. I like the style, Kirk's character looks pretty cool
    BigDrK
    It'd be cooler if they could work the characters into Borderlands 2 as DLC.
    Korgull
    K.i.S.A. wrote: smittyanthrax wrote: enzo319 wrote: Metallica really? please stop making music and retire already. bunch of sellouts. only way 2 redeem themselves is grow out there hair, start drinking heavily again and quit complaining all the time. Whats next...action figures?Bunch of sellouts.Does one metallica article pass without these types of comments. It's a troll. Ignore it.
    Not really.. It's a pretty well-known fact that, since 1988, Metallica has done nothing but make crappy Alt Rock and Radio Rock, and shouldn't even be called a "Metal" band, considering the majority of their career was spent making non-Metal music. They've been an utter joke for 20 years or so, and are closer to the Metal equivalent of Justin Bieber or the Jonas Brothers, than a Metal band that actually deserves respect.
    Dr Funkenstein
    Dave Mustaine could be the evil supervillain who holds the the frontman's dog for ransom in order to make the band re-record their first two albums with Mustaine singing and playing lead guitar.
    metalhed0294
    Castiel_91 wrote: I bet the final boss was Napster.
    This. I love Metallica, but this honestly sounds stupid. And then all the liberals would hate Metallica because they had guns.
    Roberttitus
    powerfist wrote: thats dumb. its basically a copy of brutal legend. i suggest they not make the game.
    Just out of curiosity... can you not ****ing read?
    Wisthler
    They could retake the project but using the big four not just metallica... who knows, Shawn and chris could be in the game store selling weapons to players from the Arsenal of Megadeth XD
    ILIKEMUSICALOT
    Stampede wrote: A metallica video game would've been a disaster, I'm glad they didn't release it. That being said, the concept art kind of reminds me of the game Borderlands.
    This. Spot on.
    jelfy
    Smillzer wrote: It kinda looks like the game became Borderlands.
    And the characters look like the soldier and the sniper too... (obviously like james hetfield and kirk too though)
    Wolfmanxci
    Korgull wrote: K.i.S.A. wrote: smittyanthrax wrote: enzo319 wrote: Metallica really? please stop making music and retire already. bunch of sellouts. only way 2 redeem themselves is grow out there hair, start drinking heavily again and quit complaining all the time. Whats next...action figures?Bunch of sellouts.Does one metallica article pass without these types of comments. It's a troll. Ignore it. Not really.. It's a pretty well-known fact that, since 1988, Metallica has done nothing but make crappy Alt Rock and Radio Rock, and shouldn't even be called a "Metal" band, considering the majority of their career was spent making non-Metal music. They've been an utter joke for 20 years or so, and are closer to the Metal equivalent of Justin Bieber or the Jonas Brothers, than a Metal band that actually deserves respect.
    If you have such a big problem with Metallica, why do you waste your time reading and commenting on articles about them? For one if I don't like a band I don't bitch like a whining little girl on everything about them, just accept the fact that they are still going and people still like them
    Camron62\m/
    lol did this inspire borderlands?? xD these guys should've at least been characters in brutal legend! that would've been bad-ass.
    ][v][ETAL
    I would buy this no matter how much it would kill or make the band famous... My heroes are and look badass in this game
    Tanaboon
    K.i.S.A. wrote: smittyanthrax wrote: enzo319 wrote: Metallica really? please stop making music and retire already. bunch of sellouts. only way 2 redeem themselves is grow out there hair, start drinking heavily again and quit complaining all the time. Whats next...action figures?Bunch of sellouts.Does one metallica article pass without these types of comments. It's a troll. Ignore it.
    they already have action figures...
    powerfist
    Roberttitus wrote: powerfist wrote: thats dumb. its basically a copy of brutal legend. i suggest they not make the game. Just out of curiosity... can you not ****ing read?
    thanks for asking i actually have an average of 86 in English class for the past 11 years of my life, but thats not important right now. i just read it all and there was nothing about brutal legend that i found. maybe you would care to point it out if there is, or what is your problem with me?
    Rebelloc
    powerfist wrote: Roberttitus wrote: powerfist wrote: thats dumb. its basically a copy of brutal legend. i suggest they not make the game. Just out of curiosity... can you not ****ing read? thanks for asking i actually have an average of 86 in English class for the past 11 years of my life, but thats not important right now. i just read it all and there was nothing about brutal legend that i found. maybe you would care to point it out if there is, or what is your problem with me?
    This was set for release in 2005. Brutal Legends came out in 2009. Also, it doesn't sound anything like brutal legends aside from the fact that it includes musicians.
    Downfault
    Rebelloc wrote: powerfist wrote: Roberttitus wrote: powerfist wrote: thats dumb. its basically a copy of brutal legend. i suggest they not make the game. Just out of curiosity... can you not ****ing read? thanks for asking i actually have an average of 86 in English class for the past 11 years of my life, but thats not important right now. i just read it all and there was nothing about brutal legend that i found. maybe you would care to point it out if there is, or what is your problem with me? This was set for release in 2005. Brutal Legends came out in 2009. Also, it doesn't sound anything like brutal legends aside from the fact that it includes musicians.
    Lol, he was referring to your suggestion about the game not being made. It obviously states that it is no longer in production and will not be made.He wasn't talking about Brutal Legend but your latler comment. You UG guys always make me laugh.
    iup788
    Thank God this didn't happen. Although I do like the idea of Kirk having a pet vulture.
    metalgod96
    I actually went and saw the trailer and more art for this. It looks a lot like a Twisted Metal game just with Metallica as the drivers. Since I love Twisted Metal and Metallica putting them together seems like a good combo.
    Rattlehead2
    Wild Ulrich appeared! Go Hammett! Hammett used wah-wah stroke. It's super-effective! Ulrich fainted!
    Stampede
    A metallica video game would've been a disaster, I'm glad they didn't release it. That being said, the concept art kind of reminds me of the game Borderlands.
    smittyanthrax
    Highelf04 wrote: AnnihilationUK wrote: Lars will be a balding golblin. This
    hahahahaha yeah a tight fisted one at that.
    K.i.S.A.
    smittyanthrax wrote: enzo319 wrote: Metallica really? please stop making music and retire already. bunch of sellouts. only way 2 redeem themselves is grow out there hair, start drinking heavily again and quit complaining all the time. Whats next...action figures?Bunch of sellouts.Does one metallica article pass without these types of comments.
    It's a troll. Ignore it.
    CronoMagus
    nailsarecruel wrote: Interesting style. Thank god it's not that derivatve weaboo bullshit.
    Weaboo doesn't necessarily pertain to Japanese enthusiast. I think you are thinking of Wapanese.
    smittyanthrax
    enzo319 wrote: Metallica really? please stop making music and retire already. bunch of sellouts. only way 2 redeem themselves is grow out there hair, start drinking heavily again and quit complaining all the time. Whats next...action figures?
    Bunch of sellouts.Does one metallica article pass without these types of comments.
    DanDood666
    enzo319 wrote: Metallica really? please stop making music and retire already. bunch of sellouts. only way 2 redeem themselves is grow out there hair, start drinking heavily again and quit complaining all the time. Whats next...action figures?
    Heh heh heh http://www.entertainmentearth.com/images... .JPG on another note, that isn't anime style artwork, Anime is characterized by its big eyes, small mouth art style. Its still badass regardless though Inb4 Weeaboo