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Another game that will redefine the first person shooter? Xbox 360, PS3 & PC

by Steven Williamson on 29 January 2007, 12:36

Tags: Midway Games, FPS

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Midway Games Inc.have today announced BlackSite: Area 51, an action packed, first person shooter experience which pits gamers against alien enemy forces using the infamous U.S. government landmark, Area 51, and the surrounding areas as the battlefield backdrop. BlackSite: Area 51 is currently in development for the PS3 and Xbox 360 and PC.

Developed by Midway Studios - Austin, BlackSite: Area 51 is a next-generation game that hopes to redefine the first person shooter (FPS) genre. While other FPS titles claim to feature “action-packed, highly realistic gameplay,” BlackSite: Area 51 claims to take "next-gen gaming to an all-new level integrating cutting edge technology, game design and story writing to create the ultimate entertainment experience. The player’s modern-day emotions and fears are driven into a world charged with grave responsibility affecting lives hanging in the balance and eventually finding himself torn between his professional orders and his own ethical standards. In the end, only the actions of the player and his squad can shape the outcome of BlackSite: Area 51 during this potentially pivotal moment in history.

“BlackSite: Area 51 gives players the opportunity to experience next-generation, first person shooter action in one of the world’s most intriguing and mysterious environments,” said Denise Fulton, studio head, Midway Studios - Austin.“Gamers will be instantly immersed in the game’s seamless storyline, set in the desert and small towns surrounding Area 51 that feature highly detailed environments that transform themselves into awesome battlefields. Without question, BlackSite: Area 51 will raise the bar in the next generation FPS genre with its stunning visuals, life-like squad interactions and its multitude of online multiplayer modes.”

About BlackSite: Area 51

Featuring a powerful single-player campaign, along with multiple online multiplayer modes, BlackSite: Area 51 delivers vicious combat action, next generation graphics and A.I., and a plethora of powerful weapons and vehicles. Set in present day, players take the role of a decorated military veteran charged by the government to lead a squadron of “secret soldiers,” each with his/her own specialty skill set, into the Rachel, Nevada area to fight off the invasion of unidentified enemy races.

There are currently no screenshots available for Blacksite : Area 51.

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What's that Steve? Is the link taking you to somewhere it shouldn't? Seems fine when I click it.
Wellllll…they TALK a good fight; I'm interested - but it sounds from the features that they're stressing that it may well have gorgeous graphics and excellent combat, but be a little plot-light…anyway, I'll look forward to hearing more.
I played the demo and i loved it!!

Graphically amazing.

The physics are amazing too!!
Hope it's better than the original Area 51 game. Had some nice touches, like morphing between human & alien when the need arose, but was ultimately average. Still, i'll give it a whirl no doubt.