Monday, March 15, 2010

Crackdown 2 beats you senseless on July 6th

Crackdown was written off as a way to play Halo 3 early since it included the multiplayer demo codes in the launch copies. Something interesting happened though- the game actually turned out to be good. Some (me) would even say... great.

And that's why it makes me all fizzy with happiness to announce the release date to the amazing looking sequel- Crackdown 2 will be on store shelves on July 6th.

Video and official scuttle after el breako...

Pacific City needs your help, agents. A new enemy has overrun the city and it’s time to restore law and order by any means necessary when “Crackdown 2” releases this July around the world. Microsoft and Ruffian Games today announced that the exhilarating, open-world action game will hit the streets starting July 6 in North America, July 8 in Asia, Australia and New Zealand, and July 9 in Europe.

Developed by Ruffian Games exclusively for Xbox 360, “Crackdown 2” is the sequel to the award-winning 2007 title, “Crackdown.” Offering cutting edge gameplay, “Crackdown 2” will take multiplayer gaming to unprecedented heights, providing you and your friends with complete freedom to explore, destroy, and play your way as you restore justice to Pacific City.

To celebrate the road to launch, Ruffian Games invites fans to step into the world of “Crackdown 2” in the first video documentary, titled “Fun with Friends,” from a three-part series exploring different facets of the game.

“Fun with Friends” features interviews with Ruffian Games Creative Director Billy Thomson, Producer James Cope, Senior Engineer David Hynd and Senior Mission DesignerDean Smith as they discuss what it takes to design a living, breathing sandbox world with the most gripping multiplayer experiences yet, including 16-player PVP and 4-player co-op. The video documentary also shines a light on some of the extraordinary antics and mayhem that players can look forward to, including Renegade Orbs and the PVP mode called Rocket Tag, when they bring their personal brand of justice to Pacific City this July.

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“Crackdown 2” is not yet rated by the ESRB. “Crackdown 2” will be available in North America on July 6, Asia, Australia and New Zealand on July 8, and Europe on July 9.