Area 51 Is In StoresArea 51 Invades Stores April 25, 2005 - Midway announced today that first-person alien-blasting adventure Area 51 is now shipping in North America for the Xbox and PlayStation 2. No more whining that mom isn't setting an extra place for the, uh, visitors. Now they've landed. Featuring online play for the PlayStation 2 and over Xbox Live, Area 51 is set in the U.S. government's most top-secret and secure facility, deep in the Nevada desert. Players take on the role of Specialist Ethan Cole, a hazardous biological waste specialist sent to investigate. During his investigation, Cole stumbles across alien creatures and a virus that threatens his very humanity. To save the earth and himself, Cole must fight to solve the enigma of Area 51.