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Scheduled release date:

October 26th 2000

   Konami recently announced that their arcade hit, Silent Scope will be arriving not only on the DC, but on the PS2 as well. And guess what, the title will be a launch game, yep folks your kill frenzy on the PS2 will begin on October 26th. Silent Scope almost makes me feel like I am looking at Time Crisis' soul being reborn on the PS2 along with the DC. Namco started the Time Crisis series and throughout the world the franchise became huge. After Time Crisis on PS, I never saw another Arcade/1st person shooter on the PS again. Although it isn't Namco, Konami will surely be bringing out their arcade shooter on the PS2, check out details and first screens.

   Comparing the DC and PS2 versions, the PS2 easily takes the cake. The visuals are much crisper and are overall smoother on the PS2. It looks as if the Emotion Engine and Graphic Synthesizer are working quite nicely together. Take a look at the screens notice how lovely the buildings look, the environments and especially the great textures. There is a shot of the Sniper aiming at a Football player, check out the detail that Konami is putting into little things like the sidelines, the track, the field course that surrounds the grass and even the ads. This will honestly be one of the titles to pick up when the PS2 arrives. The PS2 version is arcade perfect when it comes down to the visuals, but how is it in the gameplay?

   Again the action will remain faithful to the Arcade in very aspect, except the control. By control I mean that it still hasn't be said on whether or not the PS2 version of Silent Scope will use some sort of gun, honestly I wouldn't mind using my Logic 3 P7K gun or my Namco GunCon, it's said that all they do is collect dust, so hopefully Konami will include some sort of gun feature in the final version of the game. Your array of modes include Story, Shooting Range, Time Attack and a Two Player mode. There are additional modes to those four and they will only be found on the console versions of SS. Some of the screens reveal that this is one hell of a bloodbath, the game will definitely bring something new to the fast growing Stealth genre. The plot of SS is simple and very Hollywood, the presidents daughter is kidnapped, yatta yatta yatta, it's up to you to save her, blah blah blah. Ok so the story sucks and is something that you have seen everyday, but what makes this games plot so twisting is that not only do you kill terrorists that look like what they are, but some terrorists can be dressed up as Football players, and it is your duty to "bust a cap" in the guys head. Silent Scope will be one of the PS2's first gems, this definitely a must buy launch game for those who want to fulfill they MGS needs as well as Time Crisis needs.

6/22/2000 SolidSnake

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