In the latest developer diary for 50 Cent: Blood on the Sand, members of the development team explain how the hardcore rapper and his crew take on a fictional Middle Eastern country.

The video takes us through most if not all of the gameplay mechanics for the new 50 Cent game, covering weapons, vehicle combat, online multiplayer, and close-combat kills. What it doesn't do is justify the existence of a video game in which a drug dealer turned raper and his posse take on the population of a small country in the Middle East. The whole concept is made even sillier by the members of the Swordfish development team, whose English accents only add to the surreal feeling surrounding the title.

50 Cent: Blood on the Sand for the Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 should be hitting store shelves later this month. Maybe then I'll finally be able to believe it's a real game and not some elaborate prank.