As we’ve already said oh so many times now, coming this Thursday to the PSN Store is a set of five zarjaz costumes for LittleBigPlanet based on characters from classic British sci-fi comic series 2000AD. Each day this week we’ve been taking a closer look at the characters behind the costumes, by copy pasting things from wikipedia and then editing them to make sense.
Rogue is a G.I.or Genetic Infantryman – a genetically modified, blue-skinned, manufactured, elite soldier on Nu-Earth, where a perpetual war between the Norts and Southers is being fought. The war has seen all manner of chemical and biological weapons being used to crush the opposition, resulting in the poisoning of the planet. Troops of both sides must now live in enclosed cities and fight in protective gear.
Through genetic engineering, the Southers develop a race of superior warriors called the Genetic Infantry, soldiers who are immune to the deadly atmosphere of Nu-Earth. The Souther High Command deploy their secret weapon in an airborne assault, but a traitor betrays the secret of the G.I. to the Norts, and the soldiers are massacred.
Rogue, the only surviving G.I. goes AWOL in order to track down the Traitor General responsible for the massacre. Along the way he thwarts numerous Nort schemes, discovers and inadvertently destroys the only portion of Nu-Earth not contaminated by chemical weapons, and is betrayed by every female character he ever encounters.
The Rogue Trooper costume will be available as part of the 2000AD Costume Pack released this Thursday, 28th May, on the PSN Store. Come back tomorrow for the final costume reveal, and an interview with 2000AD creator, Pat Mills.