50 Cent Destroys His (Digitized) Competition With ‘Bulletproof’

Rapper to take down drug lords in first video-game appearance.

Most normal folk don’t expect to carry on after even one gunshot. So does some sense of invincibility come with surviving nine shots? Judging from the title of 50 Cent’s latest endeavor, we can only assume the answer is “yes.”

On Friday, video-game developer Vivendi Universal announced its plans to release “50 Cent: Bulletproof,” the rapper’s first foray into the world of interactive entertainment, later this year, just in time for the 2005 holiday shopping season. It was unclear at press time for which platforms the game would be available. Vivendi Universal did, however, reveal that “Bulletproof” ‘s script was inked by Terry Winter, one of the executive producers for HBO’s “The Sopranos.”

In “Bulletproof,” 50 Cent is thrust into the role of a “crusader” who, according to a press release from VU, gets tangled up in a web of “corruption, double-crosses and shady deals” that lead him on a “bloody path through New York’s drug underworld.” 50 takes on the city’s most dangerous crime families, “uncovering an international conspiracy with devastating implications.”

“In everything I do, I play to win,” 50 said in a statement. “I’m out to destroy the competition and my video game is no different. It’s a fantasy version of my life. I plan to shake up the video-game world like I did the rap world — I’m pulling no punches with my game.”

50 Cent will also be contributing music to the game’s soundtrack.

The rapper had been approached last year about a lead voice acting role in the hit game “Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas.” He passed on the offer, opting instead to concentrate on his own title.

For a feature on 50 Cent, check out “All Eyes On 50 Cent: The Sequel.”