Vivendi confirms 50 Cent game - first screens

50 Cent: Bulletproof officially unveiled by Vivendi and we've got straight gangsta screens to prove it

Hip-hop superstar 50 Cent is now officially set to star in his very own videogame after Vivendi Universal announced its involvement in the project, entitled 50 Cent: Bulletproof.

We brought you the early drop on the hip-hop superstar's game yesterday, but Vivendi's official announcement is packing some new info and screens.

Bulletproof - so named because 50 was once shot 9 times and survived - will hit stores before the end of this year and will be unveiled properly at E3 in May. No formats have been specified yet. Can we hear next-gen whispers..?

In terms of gameplay we should expect over-the-top guns 'n' fists action and violence as Fiddy gets caught up in an international conspiracy of big business, crime families and drug cartels. Along the way he'll team up with "the unlikeliest of allies", who may turn out to be Eminem, Dr Dre and other members of 50's G-Unit group.

It seems comparisons to GTA are a little off the mark, too. Less open-ended action than present in Rockstar's opus is promised, with a heavier focus on storyline.

50 and his mates will provide the beats, while Terry Winter, the executive producer of magnificent Mafia drama The Sopranos, is penning the game's script.

Not one to shy away from the limelight, 50 Cent said, "In everything I do, I play to win. I'm out to destroy the competition and my videogame is no different. It's a fantasy version of my life. I plan to shake up the videogame world like I did the rap world - I'm pulling no punches with my game."

And Vivendi is pretty pleased with its new mate. Bruce Hack, CEO of Vivendi Universal Games, said: "We are thrilled to collaborate with 50 Cent and Interscope Records in a video game debut that will deliver extraordinary music, exciting game play, and best of all, 50 Cent."

Check out our screens for the first glimpse of Bulletproof and keep it here for the latest developments.