Jack Bauer heads to the consoles

by: Chuck -
I guess it was a bit inevitable but it looks like 2K Games will be the company to create a game based on the show 24. The game will allow gamers to experience a really long and bad day in the life of a member of the Counter Terrorism Unit. Gamers will not only take control of Jack Bauer but several other members of the CTU team (all of which have husky voices). The game takes place between the second and third seasons of the show and should be out in the fall.
2K GAMES ANNOUNCES NORTH AMERICAN PUBLISHING AGREEMENT WITH SONY COMPUTER ENTERTAINMENT EUROPE AND TWENTIETH CENTURY FOX FOR 24: THE GAME



The Countdown Begins as 24: The Game Heads to North America for Fall 2005 Release



New York, NY – May 16 2005 – 2K Games, a publishing label of Take-Two Interactive Software, Inc. (NASDAQ: TTWO), today announced that it has signed an agreement with Sony Computer Entertainment Europe and Twentieth Century Fox for exclusive North American publishing rights to 24: The Game for the PlayStation®2 computer entertainment system.



24: The Game features an unprecedented level of involvement from the people behind the groundbreaking television series. Many key actors and actresses from the series will provide their likenesses and voice talent to 24: The Game, including Kiefer Sutherland, Elisha Cuthbert and Carlos Bernard. In addition, the game’s storyline has been written in collaboration with series writer Duppy Demetrius and the music has been composed by Sean Callery, an Emmy award-winner for his work on 24.



“24 is one of the hottest shows on television right now, getting the best ratings of its four-year run, and is the perfect property to translate into an interactive entertainment experience,” said Christoph Hartmann, Managing Director for 2K Games. “24: The Game not only creates an intense gaming experience with the same time-based tension the show is well known for, but also answers questions fans have had about the events that transpired between seasons two and three.”



24: The Game lets gamers take on multiple roles from the show as they frantically complete over 100 solo and team-based missions that feature shooting, stealth and puzzle-based gameplay, along with the ability to interrogate captured enemies to obtain vital information. The designers have incorporated many of the series’ distinctive visual and audio features, such as its innovative use of split-screen windows for simultaneous plot developments and a constant race against the 24-hour clock.



24: The Game is planned for release on PlayStation 2 in fall 2005. For more information, please visit www.2kgames.com.

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