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'Men In Black II : Alien Escape' Coming To Gamecube

by Rainier on Sept. 19, 2002 @ 8:04 p.m. PDT

Infogrames, Inc. is bringing the Company’s hit PlayStation2 game, Men in Black II: Alien Escape, based on the smash movie franchise under license from Sony Pictures Consumer Products Inc., to the Nintendo GameCube. Men in Black II: Alien Escape is a fast-paced third-person perspective action game that features the films’ trademark one-liners and bizarre, humorous situations.

“The Men in Black films are incredibly rich with action and entertainment, making for a natural fit for video games,” said Jean-Philippe Agati, senior vice president and head of Infogrames, Inc.’s Los Angeles studio. “This game is like another complete Men in Black experience ­ full of cool aliens, big guns and tons of humor. It’s the perfect complement to the blockbuster 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.

Players must shoot their way through five distinct episodes, including a Nuclear Station, the Docks and the streets of Manhattan. All episodes include numerous levels and challenges to complete prior to progressing through the game.

Players select either Jay, the athletic, reckless fast-talker, or Kay, the confident veteran, at the beginning of each level. 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, wise-cracks. Other key members of the Men in Black II: Alien Escape team, like Zed, also make appearances. Adding to the mayhem are a host of new aliens featured in the latest movie sequel as well as popular creatures from the 1997 film, including the coffee-drinking Worm Guys.

Men in Black II: Alien Escape features the stylish signature silver weapons like the J2 Blaster, K12 Ionhammer and HBIII Globulator.

Developed by Infogrames’ Melbourne House, creators of the highly regarded Le Mans 24 Hours for PlayStation 2, Test Drive Le Mans for Dreamcast and Looney Tunes Space Race for Dreamcast, Men in Black 2: Alien Escape will make its debut in Fall of 2002.

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