Take one look at this pic and just try not to laugh. We dare you. Then, prepare to laugh harder when we tell you this: it's not an April Fools joke as everyone assumed. Well, it was at first, but now, Volition is actually gonna give you the Ostrich Hammer in Red Faction: Guerilla !
First of all, check out this developer mockumentary that popped up for April Fools Day. It's definitely worth a look, as a group of supposedly serious designers come up with an awesome new weapon for Guerilla : the Ostrich Hammer. Yeah, it was a joke, but the response was extremely positive and Volition just recently told GameSpot, "We're giving them the bird." Said a Volition employee on the studio's blog:
"We had no idea the reaction to the video would be so positive and that gamers would really like to kill someone with a very large bird. Luckily for all of you, the team here had already created this hammer for RF:G's MP component, but we really thought about doing something special to show it to the world."
Basically, the story is pretty simple. Somebody leaked pre-alpha screenshots of the game to the Internet last year, and a NeoGAF forumite Photoshopped an ostrich's body into one of the shots. Things just escalated from there, and now, Volition has decided that we all need the Ostrich Hammer. The quote says it'll be part of the multiplayer component and not the single-player – awww – but at least it'll be there. We don't know about you, but now we almost want to buy the game simply for the sake of trying out this freakin' crazy weapon. Red Faction: Guerilla is slated to drop for the PlayStation 3, Xbox 360 and PC on June 9.
Related Game(s): Red Faction: Guerilla