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Platform(s): PlayStation 2, Xbox
Genre: Action
Publisher: EA
Developer: Criterion
Release Date: Feb. 28, 2006 (US), Feb. 24, 2006 (EU)

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'BLACK' (PS2/Xbox) Blasts Its Way To Retail

by Rainier on Feb. 28, 2006 @ 9:18 a.m. PST

You are Sergeant First-Class Jack Kellar, seasoned veteran of the US military and a leader of a BLACK ops team. Your squad have been sent into the heart of Eastern Europe on a dangerous mission, drawn in to the midst of a relentless combat zone to bring in a traitor. BLACK doesn't contain stealth sections and it doesn't contain complex squad based commands. It is crammed with beautifully crafted iconic firearms, advanced destructive environments and the most intense firefights every seen in a video game.

BLACK casts players as Sgt. First Class Jack Kellar, the leader of an enigmatic Black Operations team sent in to Eastern Europe to eliminate a traitor. BLACK challenges gamers to master and exploit erodeable cover in a game world where bullets affect every surface, and nearly everything can be destroyed.

Conceived following a trip to a Las Vegas gun range, the game's intent is to deliver the loudest, most thrilling weapons and gunplay ever in a videogame ... which has earned the game a reputation for being "gun porn" among industry press.

"Guns are loud, exhilarating and utterly terrifying things," said Alex Ward, creative director, Criterion Games. "BLACK delivers a deep shooting experience that captures the paralyzing sensation of pulling the trigger of dangerous and exotic automatic weapons."

BLACK will release under the EA brand and was developed by Criterion Games in Guildford, UK. The studio is also developing the next-generation debut of Burnout Revenge, slated for release on March 7 for the Xbox 360.

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