It would be great if Valve would make games for Android, right? Oh, what's this? It looks like Team Fortress 2, and sounds like Team Fortress 2, but it is not Team Fortress 2. What you're seeing here is Blitz Brigade, the new upcoming game from Gameloft. Yes, it appears the developer has finally gotten around to imitating Valve's smash hit first-person shooter. Let's not be too cynical, though. The trailer looks pretty neat.

Team Fortress 2 has a distinctive cell-shaded animation style, and Blitz Brigade looks to be going in the same direction. This is a multiplayer shooter with a five character classes to choose from. The trailer shows off a lot of wacky vehicles and weapons, but as far as I can tell, no actual first-person gameplay. Blitz Brigade also seems to borrow a bit from the lesser-known Battlefield Heroes, but I think it's safe to say TF2 is the main target.

The real Team Fortress 2 is famous for its in-game economy of micro-purchases and much-coveted hats. Having played a fair number of Gameloft titles, I can see why it would decide to clone this title. I'd be prepared for lots of in-app purchases when this game launches at some indeterminate date in the near future.

Ryan Whitwam
Ryan is a tech/science writer, skeptic, lover of all things electronic, and Android fan. In his spare time he reads golden-age sci-fi and sleeps, but rarely at the same time. His wife tolerates him as few would.

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  • ShafakCool

    Gameloft and its original games. -.-

    • Román Rodríguez

      Blitz Brigade = Team Fortress

      Nova = Halo

      Modern Combat = Call Of Duty

      Real Football = Fifa

      Asphalt = Need for speed

      Order and Chaos = World of warcraft

      • Román Rodríguez

        gangstar = grand theft auto


        • http://www.facebook.com/william.croft.18 William Croft

          For fun, go to tvtropes.org , put in gameloft in the search and see the nice big list of their 'original games' . :)

        • gamer1976

          dungeon hunter = diablo

      • defred34

        Are we forgetting something? Wild Blood = God of War!

      • http://twitter.com/PetrBa Petr Bažout

        Gangstar = Grand Theft Auto

        Heros of Sparta = God of War

        9mm = Max Payne

        Six-Guns = Red Dead Redemption

        Eternal Legacy = Final Fantasy

        Backstab = Assassin's Creed (They ran out of their ideas and had to start ripping off their own games)

        Zombie Infection = Resident Evil

  • garychencool

    Hats. Lots of hats.

    • Román Rodríguez

      Lot of blood.

  • TheFirstUniverseKing

    That looks utterly terrible by itself and even more so when compared to Team Fortress 2.

  • Sergii Pylypenko

    We already have Battle Bears Royale. But there's always a space for another TF2 clone on market, right?

    • defred34

      Like that is a good game, at all?

  • Stas

    It also looks like battlefield heroes

    • JonJJon

      Was going to say this yes, agreed

      • digi_owl

        Yea, with the vehicles involved it sure looks more like Battlefield heroes (with similar antics even) than TF2. Haven't touched BFH in a while tho...

  • defred34

    Gameloft, the God-mother of all clones. What's not to expect? i really want to see them make a clone of Ikaruga. Now that is interesting,,,,

  • TouchMyBox

    This looks more like a rip-off of Battlefield Heroes much more than TF2.

  • Diego

    When Zynga will release Respawnables for android?
    Respawnables looks like Blitz Brigade...

  • Art

    This is more like Battlefield heroes rather than TF2

  • Musicnhova09

    hey um lets not be mad at this game? every game has its own ripoff! like planetside 2! halo and battlefield but more players! and then homefront ripped off battlefield so ya! everygame ripps something of a game too! plus i already played this game and its not actually that bad! its pretty competitive once it comes out on all appstore!

  • gamer1976

    hey, Its something to strive for at least. Make a game so great, Gameloft decides to rip it off.

  • Blaine Buchanan

    If I can rocket jump I will be happy :D