Activision, Inc. (Nasdaq: ATVI) announced
today that the highly acclaimed hit title True Crime(tm): Streets of L.A.(tm)
will be coming to the PC this spring. The new version will take the driving,
fighting and shooting action online with all-new multiplayer features,
as well as new weapons and unlockable characters. True Crime: Streets
of L.A. for the PC has not yet been rated by the ESRB
True Crime: Streets of L.A. will feature online
multiplayer gameplay. Using either GameSpy or a Local Area Network (LAN),
up to four players can join up and play any of five different multiplayer
games. Drawing from the characters in the single player portion of True
Crime, gameplay will vary from the "Fast and Furious" style
of "Street Racing" mode, to patrolling the city and bagging
the most criminals in "The Beat." Other multiplayer games include
hand-to-hand combat in "Dojo Master," slaughtering opponents
with new weapons such as a rocket launcher or crossbow in "Battle
Master," and Los Angeles wouldn't be complete without a high speed
car chase. In "The Chase," gamers can play either the police
or criminal in a desperate race across the City of Angels.
The single player portion of True Crime: Streets of L.A. for the PC thrusts
players into the role of rogue Elite Operations Division operative Nick
Kang, a no-holds-barred badass, whose brutal reputation and lethal skills
have landed him the nasty task of taking down the Chinese Triad and Russian
Mafia cartel that have turned Los Angeles into a war zone.
Featuring a powerful 3D engine, the game allows the player to engage in
a single player crime drama throughout 240 square miles of Los Angeles
streets or challenge opponents in online multiplayer action modes. Gamers
take part in explosive gun battles with double fisted firepower, devastating
martial arts brawls, and high-speed shootouts.
The game's unique branching missions include locating hostile witnesses,
infiltrating criminal-infested locations, taking out evasive informants
and busting the heavily armed and deadly bad guys. Players can visit popular
L.A. landmarks, as well as earn rewards in over 30 different training
locations. Unlockables includes upgraded weapons, upgraded cars, more
fighting moves and special driving abilities.
Also in True Crime: Streets of L.A. players can unlock a special character
- Snoop Dogg, the "Dogg Father" of hip-hop. When players unlock
his character in "Dogg Patrol" mode, they can play as Snoop
and roll through the streets in a custom convertible, complete with hydraulics,
while looking for random crimes to solve and criminals to take down.
True Crime: Streets of L.A. features an all-star voice cast of top Hollywood
talent including Christopher Walken, Gary Oldman, Michael Madsen, Russell
Wong, Michelle Rodriguez, Ron Perlman, CCH Pounder, James Hong, Mako and
Keone Young. The game's soundtrack features more than 50 original music
tracks performed by such renowned West Coast rap artists as Snoop Dogg,
Westside Connection (Ice Cube, Mac 10 and WC), Warren G, KAM, Jayo Felony,
Boo Yaa Tribe, Easy-E Jr., among others. The soundtrack was produced by
Bigg Swoop and Bright Riley for Vybe Squad Records and is presently available
at music stores nationwide.
True Crime: Streets of L.A. for the PlayStationÒ2 computer entertainment
system, the XboxÒ video game system from Microsoft and Nintendo
GameCubeÔ was developed by Luxoflux and is currently available at
retailers nationwide. The console version has been rated "M"
("Mature" - Blood and Gore, Mature Sexual Themes, Strong Language
and Violence) by the ESRB.