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Scheduled release date:

Spring 2002

  "Delivering countless hours of action and entertainment, [this] title illustrate our ongoing commitment to publishing compelling next-generation software for the masses," said Sarah Anderson, Senior Vice President of Brand when speaking in regards to one of Acclaim's newest PS2 titles, Headhunter. One of two games announced by the company in recent days, Headhunter, which was recently released for the PS2 and Dreamcast in Europe, is now on its way for a US release. Not many details have been announced, but there were a few tidbits handed out during the announcement of the game.

   Players will take on the role of bounty hunter Jack Wade, a rough and tumble headhunter. Players will also be given the option to play as Wade's sidekick, the beautiful Angela Stern. In the role of either of these two, Headhunter promises slick action requiring the utmost in stealth and style. Including silently attacking enemies from behind and around corners, not to mention tearing up the streets in a what Acclaim promises to be an 'ultra-bad bounty hunting motorcycle' at speeds in excess of 200mph, Headhunter will attempt to create a sexy-cool action offering for the adult gamer.

   Headhunter will mix third and first person perspectives throughout the gameplay, though exactly how this will implemented is yet to be seen. What is known is that the game will include an impressive arsenal including machine guns, missile launchers, remote mines, and much more. Players will also be offered the ability to take license tests, which challenges their skills and allows them to unlock extra features and levels.

   All this action will be brought to life with incredible FMV cinemas used to advance the storyline. Headhunter will use over an hour of these cut scenes, done in painstaking detail to create a compelling cinematic effect. Coupled with this cinematic style, Richard Jaques will be composing the soundtrack for this game, which will be performed by the London Philharmonic Orchestra.

   Overall, much of this game remains a mystery, however anyone who has ever wanted to take on the role of a bad-dude bounty hunter, this game looks to fit the bill.

2/21/2002 Ryan Hartmann

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