'Men in Black 2: Alien Escape' (NGC) Features & Screens

by Thomas on Dec. 18, 2002 @ 12:45 p.m. PST

Step into the famous shoes of the world's most stylish secret agents. Infogrames, a leading global publisher of interactive entertainment software, is blasting Men in Black 2: Alien Escape, based on the hit movie franchise, onto the Gamecube computer entertainment system for January 2003. Featuring snappy one-liners, weird conspiracy theories and bizarre, humorous situations, Men in Black 2: Alien Escape isn't your ordinary video game experience!

"The Men in Black movies and universe provide the perfect formula for a fast and hilariously action-packed interactive game," said Larry Sparks, Vice President - European Marketing for Infogrames. "With danger looming around every corner, thunderous explosions and dramatic plot twists, players will feel like they're taking part in a real action film."

In the game, the Men in Black discover a space prison hulk carrying the most dangerous alien gangs in the galaxy that crashed into the Earth's ocean decades ago. With a large number of unlicensed and unaccounted for aliens hiding out on Earth, each one a hardened criminal, there's only one possible course of action. It's time for agents Jay and Kay to hunt them down and bring them in-dead or alive.

Game features:

Men in Black humour captured in-game provides players with a hilarious gameplay experience

Play either agent Jay or Kay with different gameplay outcomes based on each character

Weapons and Aliens from the Men In Black universe allow players to immerse themselves in the world of Men In Black

Characters from the MIB2 movie (DVD: February 2003) make the game come to life as an interactive movie experience

Men in Black 2TM: Alien Escape is a fast-paced third-person perspective action game liberally infused with the trademark humour of the smash 1997 movie and recent hit sequel. The game is divided into five distinct episodes, including a Nuclear Station, the Docks and the streets of Manhattan. All episodes include various levels and challenges to complete prior to progressing through the game.

At the beginning of each level, players select either Jay, the athletic, reckless fast-talker, or Kay, the confident veteran. While Jay moves at a faster pace, Kay's knowledge of weapons gives him a higher weapon damage and health bar. Allowing players to switch between characters gives them the opportunity to experiment with various weapons and character strengths, adding variety to the gameplay. Additionally, the non-playable character partner often appears in computer-generated cut-scenes and via comlink throughout the game, providing back up, advice and, of course, wisecracks. Other key members of the Men in Black 2TM: Alien Escape team, like Zed, also make appearances. Adding to the mayhem is a host of new aliens featured in the blockbuster movie sequel as well as popular creatures from the 1997 film, including the coffee-drinking Manitoba. While some aliens are allies and informants, most are hostile and will do anything to take over the planet.

Men in Black 2TM: Alien Escape features the stylish signature silver weapons from the film like the J2 pistol, the Pulsar Blaster, the Arquillan Arm Canon and more. Other familiar Men in Black 2TM: Alien Escape equipment will be featured, including the Neuralyser, also known as the 'flashy thing.'

Developed by Infogrames' Melbourne House, creators of the highly regarded Le Mans 24 HoursTM for PlayStation 2, Test Drive Le MansTM for DreamcastTM and Looney TunesTM Space Race for Dreamcast, Men in Black 2TM: Alien Escape will make its debut on January 31st 2003.

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