Calabasas, CA 4/26/2005 Entertainment software developer and publisher NovaLogic, Inc. today confirmed key unique features for Delta Force® – Black Hawk Down® which is currently under development for the PlayStation®2 computer entertainment system. The game, which is based on the #1 best selling PC game of the same name, has been re-developed from the ground up by British based development studio Rebellion, using their proprietary game engine, and includes features unique to the platform.
16 single player missions based upon and around the Operation Restore Hope and Task Force Ranger campaigns offer gamers a true sense of what it was like for Special Forces actually in Somalia during 1993. Particular attention has been paid to the ‘atmosphere’ of the game and the gritty environments and cinematic cut scenes draw players into the harsh reality of the conflict that took place during that time.
The single player game includes a unique ‘skill based’ character developmentsystem where gamers can unlock bonus skills as they successfully complete each mission. These bonus skills include improved marksmanship, dexterity, endurance and leadership skills. Players can also unlock and choose weapons related to their character class. The voice command feature allows gamers to issue orders to their AI team mates during single player games (such as “give ammo” and “cover me”), and also to their real life team mates in the co-op missions and multiplayer games online, using the headset. The PlayStation 2 version of the game also includes 3 additional weapons than won’t be found in either the Xbox or PC version of the game. These are the H&K G3A3, H&K G36E and the H&K PSG1 Sniper rifle.
More details on the multiplayer features will be announced closer to the launch of the game but NovaLogic has confirmed that gamers can play in games of up to 32 players online, which is a first for any PlayStation 2 online enabled video game.
Delta Force – Black Hawk Down for PlayStation 2 is due to launch this summer. A portion of the proceeds from the sale of the game will be donated to the Special Operations Warrior Foundation (SOWF). The SOWF provides college scholarship grants, along with financial aid and educational counseling to the children of Special Operations personnel who were killed in an operational mission or training accident.
UK-based computer games super-developer Rebellion was established in 1991 by brothers Jason and Chris Kingsley. Rebellion has developed such games as the double BAFTA-nominated Aliens Vs. Predator for 20th Century Fox on the PC, which was launched to worldwide acclaim in 1999 and reached the number one slot in games charts throughout the world. Recent games include World War Zero, Sniper Elite, Delta Force: Urban Warfare, Rainbow Six: Lone Wolf and Tiger Woods' PGA Tour Golf.
In June 2000 Rebellion purchased 2000 AD and its entire character portfolio. In November 2003, Rebellion launched Judge Dredd: Dredd vs. Death on PlayStation 2, Xbox, PC CD ROM and GameCube to universal acclaim. Rebellion is currently producing Rogue Trooper and has recently announced plans to make two new Judge Dredd movies with Shoreline Entertainment in the USA
About the Special Operations Warrior Foundation
Founded in 1980, the Special Operations Warrior Foundation provides education counseling and college scholarship grants for every child of special operations forces who lost a parent in an operational mission or training accident. The Special Operations Warrior Foundation is the best way to honor our fallen comrades because their children are the most important and lasting things they leave behind. For more information about the Special Operations Warrior Foundation or to make a donation, visit the Special Operations Warrior Foundation website at www.specialops.org
Founded in 1985, NovaLogic Inc. is a developer and global publisher of games
for the PC, PlayStation® game console and PlayStation®2 computer entertainment
system and Xbox™ video game system. Based in Calabasas, California, the
company's European arm, NovaLogic Ltd., has its offices in London, UK. Key game
franchises include Delta Force®, Delta Force® - Black Hawk Down®,
Joint Operations ™, Comanche® and F-22 Lightning®. For more information
go to http://www.novalogic.com/
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