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'Ecks VS. Sever' Explodes Onto PS2 This Autumn

by Rainier on March 19, 2002 @ 11:20 a.m. PST

BAM! Entertainment’s Critically Acclaimed Action Game Coming To Sony®’s Gaming Console. BAM! Entertainment today announced that it is bringing Ecks vs. Sever to the PlayStation 2. Based on the upcoming Franchise Pictures movie of the same name.

Ecks vs. Sever PlayStation 2 is being developed by Seattle-based Zombie Studios. The movie, due in theatres this November, stars Antonio Banderas and Lucy Liu. Building on the release of last fall’s critically acclaimed Ecks vs. Sever for Game Boy Advance®, Ecks vs. Sever PlayStation 2 is anticipated to be available this November shortly after the release of the movie.

“The action and intrigue of Franchise Pictures’ upcoming film made it a property we felt would translate well onto a console,” said Alain Tascan, Vice President of Worldwide Product Development for BAM! Entertainment. “The quality of Ecks vs. Sever Game Boy Advance and the excitement over the upcoming film means that players are already invested in these intriguing characters and their world of government conspiracies, and Zombie Studios is the perfect choice as a developer to bring Ecks vs. Sever to life on the PlayStation 2.”

The movie stars Antonio Banderas as FBI agent Jonathan Ecks, and Lucy Liu as National Security Agency Operative, Sever. The game will follow the movie’s storyline pitting the two spies against each other in a deadly game of cat and mouse. Jonathan Ecks, the FBI agent is hunting Sever, a rogue NSA agent. However, while battling each other, Ecks and Sever learn that they might be fighting the wrong enemy. Faced with a threat greater to each other than themselves, their non-stop battles take place in locations from construction sites and sewer systems, to back alleys, highways, train yards and more.

In the game, players will be entrenched in fast-paced action as they can play as either Ecks or Sever. Ecks and Sever will each have different missions, different strengths and different weaknesses including unique armour, health ratios, and ammunition. With locations modelled after the actual sets seen in the movie, the game offers more than 20 single-player missions, custom multiplayer levels for up to four players, highly sophisticated enemies to battle, and a host of weapons to choose from. Ecks vs. Sever for PlayStation 2 is based on the Lithtec game engine, which is the same technology that drives the well-known PC game No One Lives Forever™.

Written by Alan McElroy, the film is being produced by Elie Samaha, Andrew Stevens, Chris Lee and Kaos with Kaos also directing. The film is due in theatres this November. For more information about BAM! Entertainment, Ecks vs. Sever PlayStation 2 or Game Boy Advance, go to their website.

About Zombie Studios
Seattle based Zombie Studios is an industry-leading independent developer of games, websites, animations and location based entertainment. Zombie's design skills span a wide range of product genres, including action, action-puzzle, adventure, strategy, and simulation. Some of Zombie’s previous titles include Rainbow Six: Covert Ops Essentials, Atlantis, SPEC OPS: Rangers Lead the Way, Alcatraz: Prison Break and more.

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