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Activision Braves The World Of The Undead With 'Blade 2' - Screens

by Rainier on Nov. 21, 2001 @ 10:25 a.m. PST

Activision, Inc. is entering the world of modern vampire lore with the development of Blade® 2 for the PlayStation 2 and Xbox. Blade 2 is an all-new, non-stop action-adventure that allows players to take on the role of Marvel’s half-vampire, half-human Super Hero™ on a quest to save the human race. The game has not yet been rated by the ESRB and is scheduled for release in 2002.

“Blade 2 takes Marvel’s vampire hunter and puts him in an entirely new adventure,” said Larry Goldberg, executive vice president, Activision Worldwide Studios. “The advanced technology of Xbox and PlayStation 2 enables us to expand the Blade experience and provide fans with a brand new storyline, advanced combat maneuvers and all-new special effects.”

Developed by UK-based developer Mucky Foot, Blade 2 lets players assume the role of Blade, the “baddest” of the vampire slayers. As Blade, players must make maximum use of his special abilities, weapons and martial arts moves to stop the vampire nation’s quest to create an all-new form of super-vampires known as Reapers. The game’s revolutionary multi-directional fighting system will allow players to take on blood sucking enemies as they attack from all directions. Spectacular visual effects add to the game’s realism as vampire foes are obliterated.

About Blade

The man known only as Blade came into the world as an orphan when his mother was bitten by a vampire while in labor and died during childbirth. Determined to avenge her death, Blade fashioned himself into a vampire hunter and sharpened his combat skills to a lethal edge. He is fueled by a craving for vengeance and fights alone and alongside his fellow hunters to wipe vampires off the face of the Earth. He is humanity's last and best hope for survival against an army of immortals.

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