NEWS - Friday, February 27, 2004
Area 51 Release Date, NARC DelayedMidway points out via a press conference call that Area 51 is reportedly coming out during Q4 2004 and NARC has been delayed from Summer 2004 release to the newly more vague Q4 2004. About NARC NARC is an in-depth, third-person action/shooter videogame set against a stylized modern-day backdrop of the War on Drugs. Playing as dual characters, Hitman and Max Force, in the elite NARC squad the player must rid the world of the powerful international K.R.A.K. drug cartel. Find them, bust them and/or kill them to bring justice to the action-packed, crime-ridden streets. In NARC, players have an arsenal of weapons to use as well as down-and-dirty hand-to-hand fighting skills. About Area 51 Featuring online play for the PlayStation 2 and Xbox Live, Area 51 is set in the U.S. governments most top-secret and secure facility located in the Nevada desert. Players take on the role of Lt. Nick Cross, a hazardous biological waste specialist sent to investigate. During his investigation, Lt. Cross stumbles across alien creatures and becomes infected with a biological mutagen that eventually transforms him into something not quite human. To save the earth and himself, Lt. Cross must fight to solve the enigma of Area 51. Area 51 takes the player through eight massive levels within a clandestine government complex. Combining intense combat, exploration, adventure, discovery, and puzzle solving, the game blends graphic violence with science fiction. As Lt. Cross, the player will discover secret areas and items, including the answers to this rumored government conspiracy. Stan Winston, renowned creature designer, contributed to Area 51s intrigue by creating artwork of some of the disturbing alien characters and mutations featured in the game. For more than 30 years Stan Winston has developed characters, creatures and monsters for motion pictures and television. The four-time Academy Award winner is responsible for designing many of the most enduring creatures of the big screen, including the dinosaurs of "Jurassic Park," the extraterrestrial monstrosities of "Aliens" and the fanciful character of "Edward Scissorhands." Nominated for an Academy Award for "A.I.," Stan Winston worked on the newly released "T3" starring Arnold Schwarzenegger.