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Special Limited Edition Games Pack For PS2

by Thomas on Sept. 17, 2003 @ 11:04 a.m. PDT

Some of the nation's favourite video games are to be sold in a special pack to raise money for young people's charities. The video games industry's official charity, the ESC (Entertainment Software Charity), has lined up a special limited edition games pack for the PlayStation 2 which will be in all video games stockists from 26th September.

ESCAPE 2003 Special Edition pack will comprise three titles: Commandos 2: Men of Courage from Eidos, WRC II Extreme from Sony Computer Entertainment Europe and SSX Tricky from Electronic Arts.

Commandos 2: Men of Courage
History is in your hands in this tactical action strategy game set against the backdrop of World War II. From the heart of the Third Reich to the most remote islands in the South Pacific, Sergeant Jack "Butcher" O'Hara and his elite group of gritty soldiers must combine their expertise and venture deep into enemy territory...in an attempt to change the course of the war.

WRC II Extreme
The official game of the 2002 World Rally Championship, features all the teams, the cars and the exotic locations for this most gruelling of motorsport challenges. WRC II Extreme comes with over 800km of photo realistic track, 115 rally stages across 14 countries, together with twice the draw distance and 4 times the density of objects of the original version. With car modifications modelled to an unprecedented level of accuracy and updated sponsor liveries, WRC II Extreme truly captures the essence of this dynamic extreme sport and raises the stakes in terms of content, quality and depth of raw rally experience.

SSX Tricky
Grab your board and take to the slopes in the ultimate snowboarding experience. Featuring a total of 12 unique characters and 10 hazardous courses that boast awesome vertical drops and major air-catching jumps, along with dozens of combos and trick moves and all new Uber-tricks that take you to the next level with flips, twirls, kicks, spins and much more.

Go off the beaten path on hidden shortcuts, grab power-ups, and marvel at the picturesque scenery whizzing by. Make friends and enemies on the slopes, and help others or knock them out of your way as you race for the finish line.

Mark Strachan, CEO of the ESC, said: "This is a truly amazing pack with some great titles. It will help us to do a huge amount of good work for the charities supported by the ESC.

The ESCAPE 2003 pack includes three high-profile titles and will retail at £29.99. This represents excellent value for money and with such diverse and popular titles it will appeal to a broad range of gamers. We hope the pack will become a bestseller in its own right and raise a huge amount of money for the charity.

"Without the generous donation of time and effort by key individuals within the business this pack would never have seen the light of day. We are delighted with the way the industry has co-operated to make it happen."

Supporters of the ESC ESCAPE 2003 pack are Electronic Arts, Sony Computer Entertainment Europe, Eidos, Pinnacle Distribution, The Producers and Fink Creative. Confirmed stockists of the pack are GAME, HMV, GameStation, Blockbuster, Toys 'R' Us, EUK, Amazon and Choices.

The ESC runs a number of new initiatives each year to raise money for youth charities in the UK. Covering education, health and personal development the charity is dedicated to helping young people achieve a brighter future.

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