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'ChopLifter: Crisis Shield' (PS2) Coming In June - Screens

by Thomas on March 28, 2003 @ 6:02 a.m. PST

Xicat today announced that ChopLifter: Crisis Shield will be ready for take off on PS2 in June 2003. Xicat is currently adding the finishing touches to their exciting new title. This remake of the arcade classic is sure to please action fans with its adrenaline soaked levels and realistic flight control systems.

"ChopLifter is a great remake of one of gaming's best-selling and most popular franchises. We've taken the original premise of the game (a rescue chopper saving lives) and added every bell and whistle you could possibly want. It's an amazingly real and very addictive game", says Don Zabriskie*, Head Producer at Xicat Interactive.

ChopLifter: Crisis Shield puts players through a series of gut-wrenching rescue missions that test both their flying skills and their ability to handle the incredible pressure of having lives on the line. And if that's not enough, the developers have made it all the more challenging by adding unpredictable weather conditions.

  • Select from six helicopters ranging from civilian aircraft to military grade, all rendered from the actual manufacturer specs. Each helicopter has realistic flight physics and flight characteristics of the actual chopper, and all have true to life cockpit views with moving gauges and working mechanisms
  • Master the basic flight skills in the Progressive training mode and go on to pick up a Rescue Pilot license after completing the trial mode
  • Sweat through 10 rescue missions, including a hotel fire, an erupting volcano, a raging flood, a mountain-top plane crash, an air-sea ship rescue, a bomb scare on a speeding bus, cities awash in chaos and more
  • Video replay mode and 4 different views (cockpit, close chase, far chase and tower)
  • Realistic controls and variable effects: Rotor torque, unpredictable weather (wind, rain, snow and tornado!), working cockpit gauges and moving flight controls
  • A full range of equipment is at your disposal including a helpful radio/intercom system, a high pressure water cannon, a winch and winch operator, ground support and more

ChopLifter: Crisis Shield will be available in June 2003 on PlayStation 2 at a suggested retail price of £39.99 from all major games retailers.

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