Activision announces Secret Service

#1 Edited by brukaoru (5134 posts) -

Activision knows that the one thing gamers have always wanted to do in a videogame is reenact the life of a secret service agent. That’s why we weren’t surprised when Activision announced Secret Service for the Xbox 360, PS2 and PC. As you can imagine, the title will have players take the role of an “elite” secret service agent who has been tasked with protecting America’s top refrigerator.

Of course, Secret Service won’t revolve around typical refrigerator guarding. The world of Secret Service is serious business. According to the press release, the game is all about an extremist attack launched in Washington D.C. Apparently, extremists have created a teleportation ray capable of stealing cold food without having to physically touch anything. These dreadful attacks are beginning to escalate, and secret service agents are forced to choose between sandwiches and ketchup. Conflict, action, and desire are the integral forces in the game.

Secret Service is really about secret service agents, protecting important leaders from extremists in a wide variety of levels filled with famous landmarks. The game will be out later this year and it looks amazing.

Press release:

ACTIVISION PUBLISHING'S SECRET SERVICE

PUTS THE PRESIDENT'S LIFE IN GAMERS' HANDS

SANTA MONICA, CA – OCTOBER 10, 2008 ­– Activision Publishing, Inc. (Nasdaq: ATVI) announced today that Secret Service will be released later this year for the Xbox 360® video game and entertainment system from Microsoft, Playstation®2 computer entertainment system, and PC. The title will allow players to assume the role of an elite agent, tasked with protecting America's top leadership. 

Secret Service takes place on Inauguration Day in Washington D.C. An extremist assault has been launched against the capitol - security has been compromised and it is unclear who is friend or foe. There is no time for negotiation as you are thrust out of the shadows and into the line of fire in order to protect the nation's leaders. The action takes place among famous landmarks and everywhere in between, including both Marine One and Air Force One.

A tactical first person action game full of plot twists and revelations, Secret Service features story and level design contributions by Daniel Arey, who previously worked on Uncharted, the Jak series and the Crash Bandicoot series.

"This game is a unique addition to the first person action genre, with a rich storyline set across famous locations and the need to use both lethal and non-lethal force to achieve your objectives," said Dave Oxford, Activision Publishing. "Secret Service brings a nice refreshing spin to fans of run-and-gun games."

Secret Service will be available for $39.99 on Xbox 360, $29.99 for Playstation®2 computer entertainment system, and $19.99 for PC. The Secret Service videogame is not approved, endorsed or authorized by the U.S. Secret Service.

For more information on the Secret Service videogame, visit www.activision.com.
Source: Activision announces Secret Service, involves playing as a secret service member

I laughed at the title of the news article.

For some reason I can't see this selling too well... We've heard nothing of this title until a couple days ago and it's coming out before the end of the year! What kind of advertising is that?! Plus, I only see it as being a generic shooter anyway.

Thoughts?
#2 Posted by Black_Rose (7772 posts) -

Meh, i think the concept is pretty mediocre and the game probably will too.

#3 Posted by MisterSpiffy (908 posts) -

Yeah, I also heard about this.  I don't expect it to do well at all, most people haven't even heard of it!

#4 Posted by Karmum (11515 posts) -

I might be crazy, but I sort of seem interested. Aside from the fact that it is going to be released by the end of the year, lets just hope they have been working on it for awhile.

#5 Posted by Kush (9089 posts) -

This sounds very peculiar...I'm not going to write it off just yet, but it does seem very odd for a game.

#6 Posted by AaronBelfast (1473 posts) -

No love for the PS3?

#7 Posted by brukaoru (5134 posts) -
AaronBelfast said:
"No love for the PS3?"
PS3? PS2's where it's at! No seriously... I don't really understand why they aren't making it for both PS2 and PS3. Maybe their marketing strategy is aimed at 60 and 80GB Backwards Compatible PS3 owners... "Since they can play PS2 games on their PS3... We can tell them it's a PS3 game!"
#8 Posted by Black_Rose (7772 posts) -
AaronBelfast said:
"No love for the PS3?"
Why would you want this game anyway? >_>
#9 Posted by ArchScabby (5877 posts) -

why have I nver heard of this game?  I was looking at coming soon section at gamefly and saw it.

#10 Edited by lamegame621 (1000 posts) -

I'll probably buy it. I'm pretty good at enjoying shitty games. From what I saw at Best Buy, it's also only $40....so....why not.

#11 Posted by Systech (4190 posts) -
brukaoru said:
"
Activision knows that the one thing gamers have always wanted to do in a videogame is reenact the life of a secret service agent. That’s why we weren’t surprised when Activision announced Secret Service for the Xbox 360, PS2 and PC. As you can imagine, the title will have players take the role of an “elite” secret service agent who has been tasked with protecting America’s top refrigerator.

Of course, Secret Service won’t revolve around typical refrigerator guarding. The world of Secret Service is serious business. According to the press release, the game is all about an extremist attack launched in Washington D.C. Apparently, extremists have created a teleportation ray capable of stealing cold food without having to physically touch anything. These dreadful attacks are beginning to escalate, and secret service agents are forced to choose between sandwiches and ketchup. Conflict, action, and desire are the integral forces in the game.

Secret Service is really about secret service agents, protecting important leaders from extremists in a wide variety of levels filled with famous landmarks. The game will be out later this year and it looks amazing.

Press release:

ACTIVISION PUBLISHING'S SECRET SERVICE

PUTS THE PRESIDENT'S LIFE IN GAMERS' HANDS

SANTA MONICA, CA – OCTOBER 10, 2008 ­– Activision Publishing, Inc. (Nasdaq: ATVI) announced today that Secret Service will be released later this year for the Xbox 360® video game and entertainment system from Microsoft, Playstation®2 computer entertainment system, and PC. The title will allow players to assume the role of an elite agent, tasked with protecting America's top leadership. 

Secret Service takes place on Inauguration Day in Washington D.C. An extremist assault has been launched against the capitol - security has been compromised and it is unclear who is friend or foe. There is no time for negotiation as you are thrust out of the shadows and into the line of fire in order to protect the nation's leaders. The action takes place among famous landmarks and everywhere in between, including both Marine One and Air Force One.

A tactical first person action game full of plot twists and revelations, Secret Service features story and level design contributions by Daniel Arey, who previously worked on Uncharted, the Jak series and the Crash Bandicoot series.

"This game is a unique addition to the first person action genre, with a rich storyline set across famous locations and the need to use both lethal and non-lethal force to achieve your objectives," said Dave Oxford, Activision Publishing. "Secret Service brings a nice refreshing spin to fans of run-and-gun games."

Secret Service will be available for $39.99 on Xbox 360, $29.99 for Playstation®2 computer entertainment system, and $19.99 for PC. The Secret Service videogame is not approved, endorsed or authorized by the U.S. Secret Service.

For more information on the Secret Service videogame, visit www.activision.com.
Yeah, I've totally been wanting that all my life.

#12 Posted by Coltonio7 (3214 posts) -

That's actually an awesome game title. For what it lacks in subtlety it totally makes up for in awesomeness.

#13 Posted by zitosilva (1881 posts) -

Maybe there's a little appeal for the US, but I can't see people caring about it in the rest of the world (and that includes me). I think it's a terrible idea, and the video I've seen doesn't make me interested at all.

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