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Haze

Platform(s): PC, PlayStation 2, Xbox
Genre: Action
Publisher: Ubisoft
Developer: Free Radical

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'Haze' (PS3) Demo Now On PlayStation Network

by Rainier on May 8, 2008 @ 10:56 a.m. PDT

Twenty-five years in the future. Governments have outsourced military operations to private multinational corporations. As Jake Carpenter, a newly enlisted soldier in the Mantel army, you are seeking fulfillment and thrills by fighting for a good cause. Thanks to their high-tech arsenal of vehicles, deadly weaponry, and performance enhancing bio-medical support, the Mantel Corporation’s ruthlessly efficient soldiers are the most feared by terrorists, dictators, and the corporation’s political enemies.

Haze 4 Player Co-op / Campaign Demo: *Salva Region*

It's finally time to feed your addiction?the playable demo for Haze has arrived. Take a Nectar-induced romp solo style, or with 3 of your friends in fierce co-op action through the Salva Region, a bright and high-octane environment, where explosions are bulbous and delightful, and deaths are fleeting and meaningless. It's the only place on earth where you can blow a stranger's head off with a jolly smile on your face. The green-orange vegetation teems with primary-colored, unthreatening wildlife for the marines to trample all over. The sunshine beats down in comforting waves as you merrily murder your fellow man. This world makes you feel confident. Artificially so, like some winsome dream.

Set in the year 2048 in a world where governments have outsourced military operations to private military corporations (PMCs), you play as Shane Carpenter, a newly enlisted soldier seeking fulfillment and thrills by fighting for a good cause. As the leading PMC, Mantel Global Industries offers an array of cutting-edge military equipment, including a high-tech arsenal of vehicles, deadly weaponry, and the performance-enhancing drug Nectar.

Your conflict begins in a war-torn country where you have been sent to fight a vicious rebel faction, the Promise Hand. At first all is well, but things quickly begin to look a little strange…

Uncover the truth, switch sides, and break away from Mantel’s manipulative grip when you join your former enemies, the Promise Hand.

Key Features

  • Impeccable FPS credentials from the developers of the critically acclaimed TimeSplitters® series and the publishers of Ghost Recon Advanced Warfighter® and Far Cry®. Free Radical and Ubisoft have proved their ability to create innovative, platform-defining FPS titles.
  • Play both sides of the same war: Evolve from a ruthless high-tech Mantel Trooper to a cunning Promise Hand rebel, each featuring distinct game systems, weaponry, and abilities.
  • Experience the power of a Mantel Trooper. You'll be equipped with the most advanced gear and deadliest weapons and empowered by Nectar, Mantel’s battlefield-optimized performance-enhancing medication that lets you boost your fighting abilities and experience the highs and lows of drug-laden warfare. Perform fighting abilities such as Nectar Focus, Nectar Foresight, and Melee Blast
  • Expose the truth, switch sides, and break away from Mantel’s control. Join up with your former enemies, and lead the rebels against the Mantel army. Use your knowledge of your former teammates’ weaknesses and new abilities and techniques such as Play Dead, Weapon Stealing, and the deadly Nectar Grenade.
  • Cutting-edge gaming technology exclusively developed for the PLAYSTATION 3 system featuring the Disparity Rendering System™, which shapes players’ views of the world on and off Nectar. Haze also features an entirely streaming experience and the groundbreaking Conspire™ AI System, in which all enemy behaviors are entirely dynamic – nothing is scripted.
  • State-of-the-art multiplayer modes. Fire up your console for online battles and choose from a variety of online modes, including furious four-player co-op action! Play as both Troopers and Rebels and unveil hidden secrets from the single-player campaign.

HAZE, rated "M” for Mature, is now scheduled for release exclusively on the PS3 in May 20, 2008.


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