A FORCE TO BE RECKONED WITH
NovaLogic unveils new features in upcoming release Delta Force for the Playstation.
Delta Force Urban Warfare, developed by UK based Rebellion is slated for release in June 2002. Assuming the role of a Delta Force officer charged with single-handedly preventing a group of terrorists from making a hand-held atomic weapon, players will be given a taste of the thrill and excitement of engaging in close quarters combat within urban environments. The player must successfully complete 12 missions in locales around the globe, to stop terrorists from assembling the personnel and materials needed to create the nucleus of an ultra-explosive chemical weapon.
The game showcases stunning graphics, a cohesive storyline and features close to 20 weapons and items of equipment including the M249 SAW (Squad Automatic Weapon), night and thermal vision goggles and an electric shock gun. Players will come up against advanced enemy AI, who will follow the player if he leaves blood trails or leaves doors or windows open.
“Delta Force Urban Warfare is a completely new Delta Force game, designed specifically for the Playstation.” commented Georgina Petrie, Director of International Marketing at NovaLogic. “This will be a very fast paced, action shooter that fits perfectly into the ethos of the Delta Force franchise.”
The Delta Force franchise set the standard in 1st person military action shooters when it was first released In 1998. Four years and three games later, the franchise has so far offered 2.6 million PC gamers globally the ultimate experience in military gaming.
The real Delta Force unit, on which the games franchise is based, was originally created in 1979 and modeled after the British Special Air Service (SAS). The goal of this highly secretive unit was to serve as an overseas commando and counter-terrorist unit which specialized in hostage rescue and the nation's most sensitive military operations. Members of the unit are said to be the world's best specialists in close quarter’s battle (CQB). The recruits for Delta Force consist mainly of volunteers from other elite military branches, such as the 82nd Airborne, the Special Force's Green Berets and the Army's Rangers. The exact composition and strength of Delta Force are closely guarded secrets.
"Delta Force is a hugely successful game series, from a highly respected company in NovaLogic.” said Jason Kingsley, C.E.O. of Rebellion. “Rebellion is proud, and thrilled, to be involved in such an exciting project, and aims to bring its expert game design and technical skills to bear to make this a chart busting title."
Delta Force: Urban Warfare is being developed with a new and unique AI system for the PlayStation. As an action shooter it will offer gamers an array of enemy characters with advanced AI, a variety of fast paced - all new missions and an arsenal of hi tech weapons.