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'Aliens versus Predator Extinction' (PS2/Xbox) Ships To Stores

by Rainier on July 30, 2003 @ 11:07 a.m. PDT

Already announced a week ago by EA Australia, it is now also shipping in North America. Universal war is imminent and it's time to join the battle in Aliens versus Predator Extinction for the PlayStation2 and the Xbox. Based on the blockbuster Aliens and Predator sci-fi film franchises from Twentieth Century Fox, Aliens versus Predator Extinction gives players the ability to play as one of three species: Aliens, Predators or Colonial Marines. The title, co-published by Electronic Arts and Fox Interactive, has begun shipping on the PlayStation 2 and will ship August 5 on the Xbox.

In this tactical strategy game, players will control the forces of one of the three species as they plan their attack strategy, create their own custom army, and choose upgrades ranging from vision modes to weapon modifications. Each species offers a unique set of attributes forcing players to master a variety of tactics and play styles in order to be victorious. Moreover, the game features a variety of units that are accessible from basic infantry to specialized warriors like the Alien Carrier - able to carry facehuggers in groups - the Predator Hydra or the Marine Sniper.

In 21 missions, players will choose one of the three species and take to the all-terrain, futuristic battlefields such as mysterious jungles and treacherous caverns in an attempt to root out their enemies. With never-before-seen Aliens and Predator units and up to ten upgradeable combat units per species, players must lead their virtual army to victory in an all-out battle for the planet or face extinction.

Aliens versus Predator Extinction was developed by Zono, Inc., based in Costa Mesa, Calif.. The game is rated "T" (Teen) by the ESRB and has a US MSRP of $39.99. More product information can be found at www.avp.ea.com.

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