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Coded Arms

Platform(s): PSP
Genre: Action
Publisher: Konami

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'Coded Arms' (PSP) Blasts Into Stores

by Rainier on July 6, 2005 @ 10:37 a.m. PDT

Coded Arms is a fast-paced and aesthetically stunning first-person shooter set within a hastily abandoned Virtual Reality system. The VR universe was originally conceived as a training device to prepare mankind for an alien invasion, but was hurriedly shut down when the system became self-aware and created a brutal world populated with virtual, yet hostile alien races. Cast as a hacker, the player is equipped with an array of hi-tech weaponry and must cleanse the VR world of its unsavoury denizens.

"Coded Arms is the first FPS from Konami and the first FPS for the PSP," said Wilson Cheng, product manager at Konami Digital Entertainment - America. "Through its state-of-the-art visuals, wireless multiplayer gameplay, customizable controls and other original features, Coded Arms will be a stand-out game for the PSP."

Coded Arms takes place in an abandoned virtual reality system inside a giant computer network. The VR system was originally created as a combat training simulator in the event of an alien invasion. However, during this program's development, a major flaw was discovered and the project was scrapped. Though abandoned, the program kept evolving within the computer network and eventually turned into a vast and brutal VR world populated with virtual alien invaders, dangerous computer bugs, the VR system's own security bots and huge boss enemies.

Players take the role of a computer hacker who infiltrates the abandoned virtual reality system. Gamers will use weapons and power-ups that they discover while exploring the expansive single player mode and fight through five different game worlds with multiple gameplay levels. More than 30 different weapons will be available to battle the horde of virtual creatures, including real world weapons such as sniper rifles, machine guns, grenades, and more fantastic armaments such as pulse

Coded Arms will also utilize the PSP system's wireless capabilities for multiplayer action for up to four players. Multiplayer modes include Deathmatch, Keep the Mark, and Last Man Standing. To enhance the multiplayer experience, gamers can bring over their items they collect from the single player mode and use them in the multiplayer mode to defeat other players.

Coded Arms is available exclusively for the PSP system for an SRP of $39.99 and rated "T" for Teen by the ESRB.

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