really pathetic north korean soldiers invade e3

Earlier this year, I wrote about the upcoming evil-Korea-invades-America first-person shooter video game Homefront, in which players -- as part of the "American Civilian Resistance" -- must fight to reclaim their occupied homeland from an oppressive Korean empire.

To promote the game, Kaos Studios hired a bunch of folks to pose and march around as North Korean troops this week at the E3 Expo in Los Angeles: Fake North Korean Army Invades E3. As you can see in the photo above, they attempted to invade, um, ESPN Zone. Damn, that's a sad-ass gig.

Some more details have recently emerged about the game. What would happen if North Korea invaded the United States in 2027? At the moment, that sounds highly unlikely, but this video attempts to create a plausible (and frightening) backstory behind the game. This is how Korea will bring the U.S. to its knees:
Here’s how Kim explained the great rise of the small communist country. First, North Korea, through Kim Jong Il’s charismatic son, convinces the South to become one united Korea again in the name of peace. Strengthened by a more agile armed force, Korea annexes Japan. Soon, much of Southeast Asia becomes part of the Korean empire. As the fictional scenario progresses, a satellite-enabled electromagnetic pulse disables communication for much of the United States.

Using a classic Trojan Horse ploy, massive cargo ships supposedly bearing tens of thousands of U.S. nationals -- long imprisoned throughout Southeast Asia -- arrive on the West Coast. As the ships are embraced with open arms on these shores, out march the Koreans to take over San Francisco. To make matters worse, the U.S. is felled by a massive flu epidemic which kills millions, so much so that the population in 2027 is less than it is today.
One of the most troubling aspects of this video games backstory is the reunification of Korea, which sets off the geopolitical dominos of the invasion. So it's not just North Korea that's doing the invading in Homefront. It's the unified Greater Korean Republic. Hell, if you follow the story, Korea annexes all of Asia. Be scared, America. The Asian Invasion is coming!

If this nightmare scenario sounds vaguely familiar, at least thematically, it's because the story was largely conceived by John Milius, writer of the original Red Dawn (and the upcoming Genghis Khan epic starring Mickey Rourke). Yeah, something to look forward to.

More here: E3 2010: Homefront Preview. Like I said before, this game will probably do well with fans of the upcoming Red Dawn remake (if it ever gets released), or anyone who wants to kill some evil Asians on behalf of the good ol' U.S. of A. Homefront is scheduled for release early next year.

angry archive