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Dead to Rights II

MobyRank MobyScore
PlayStation 2
55
3.1
Windows
...
3.3
Xbox
53
1.0

Advertising Blurbs

uk.playstation.com:
    Jack Slate cuts a bloody swathe on PlayStation 2.

    Action-hero Jack Slate and his canine companion, Shadow, return to find themselves once
    again in the squalid, mean streets of Grant City, ensnared in a labyrinth of crime, corruption
    and betrayal.

    Though he swore he'd never return to the city that left him for dead, the plight of an
    innocent girl draws Jack back. With Shadow at his side, he won't rest until the girl is safe.
    But finding her reveals a plot as dark as Grant City itself.

    Dead to Rights II is a third-person action shooter featuring gritty, Hong Kong cinema-style
    action and new gameplay such as greater interaction with Shadow, brutal, disarm moves,
    a lightning-fast 360 degree fighting engine and vicious melee weapon combat.
    • Dark and disturbing plot opens up the belly of Grant City

    • 13 new disarm moves and a bevy of weapons enhance the already lightening-fast
      combat

    • Your attack dog 'partner', Shadow, assists in conflicts and retrieves items

    Contributed by DreinIX (9422) on Mar 03, 2008.

www.namcobandaigames.com:
    • More Shadow - Now use K-9 fighting companion,
      Shadow, to attack enemies in real-time while you take
      care of other business.

    • New Disarm Moves - Thirteen brutal new disarms
      moves to take down enemies in the heat of battle. More
      than 25 disarm moves in total!

    • Spherical Slow-Motion Dives - New freedom means
      that Jack can shift in all directions from one enemy target
      to the next and take them all out in dramatic fashion.

    • Weapons - Jack’s massive arsenal now includes heavy
      artillery such as rocket launchers, grenades, molotovs,
      and much more!

    • Melee Fighting - Lightning-fast melee fighting system
      allows Jack to collect and use melee weapons
      throughout his environment, including bats, pipes, meat
      cleavers, and swords.

    Contributed by DreinIX (9422) on Feb 22, 2008.

Press release (7th March 2005):

    EA TO CO-PUBLISH NAMCO'S DEAD TO RIGHTS™II ON PLAYSTATION® 2 , XBOX® AND PC IN PAL TERRITORIES

    JACK SLATE RETURNS TO GRANT CITY – THE HARDEST PLACE ON EARTH

    Chertsey, UK , March 7th 2005 –Electronic Arts (NASDAQ: ERTS), the world's leading interactive entertainment software company today officially announced plans to co-publish Dead to Rights™II, the highly anticipated sequel to the 2002 award-winning smash-hit Dead to Rights™. Dead to Rights™II is slated for release on the PlayStation®2 computer entertainment system, the Xbox® video game system from Microsoft and on PC in summer 2005.

    In Dead to Rights™II, Jack Slate and his deadly K9 partner Shadow are thrown head first into the crossfire between criminal organisations battling for control over Grant City's underworld. The story, which pre-dates that of the original Dead to Rights™, begins with Jack investigating the kidnapping of a prominent Grant City judge. His investigation exposes a labyrinth of crime, corruption and betrayal...an earlier look at the mean streets of Grant City. Dead to Rights™II promises intense new gameplay mechanics with over a dozen all new brutal disarm moves, spherical slow-motion diving system, and an arsenal of deadly weapons including Shadow himself.

    Dead to Rights™II is a third-person, story-driven Action-Noir title that delivers diverse gameplay mechanics, cinematic style and Hong Kong-inspired action.

    Contributed by Sciere (251763) on Mar 18, 2006.

Press release (14th May 2005):

    Dead to Rights® II

    FACT SHEET

    Game Description:

    Dead to Rights® II marks the return of action-hero Jack Slate and his K-9 companion, Shadow. In this super-charged sequel, Jack and Shadow find themselves once again in the squalid, mean streets of Grant City, ensnared in a labyrinth of crime, corruption and betrayal. Though he swore he'd never return to the city that left him for dead, the plight of an innocent girl draws Jack back. With Shadow at his side, he won't rest until the girl is safe. But finding her reveals a plot as dark as Grant City itself. Dead to Rights® II is a third-person action shooter featuring gritty, Hong Kong cinema-style action and innovating new gameplay mechanics such as greater interaction with Shadow, brutal, all-new disarm moves, a lightning-fast 360 degree fighting engine, vicious melee weapon battles and a dramatic new spherical slow-motion diving system.

    Features:
    • Shadow
      K-9 fighting companion, Shadow, assists in combat and retrieves items during conflicts.
    • Disarm Moves
      Thirteen brutal new disarms moves to take down enemies in the heat of battle. More than 25 disarm moves in total!
    • Melee Fighting
      Lightning-fast melee fighting system allows Jack to collect and use melee weapons throughout his environment, including bats, pipes, 2x4s, machetes and swords.
    • Weapons
      Jack's massive arsenal now includes heavy artillery such as mini-guns and shoulder-mounted RPGs. Also at Jack's disposal are devastating land mines, flechette grenades that shred human flesh and shotguns with incendiary shells that set your enemies ablaze.
    Publisher: Namco Hometek Inc.
    Developer: Namco Hometek Inc.
    Release Date: Fall 2004
    Platform(s): PlayStation®2, Microsoft Xbox®
    ESRB Rating: TBD (M expected)
    Genre: Third-person Action Shooter
    Game URL: www.namco.com or www.deadtorights2.com
    Multiplayer: Single-player

    Contributed by Sciere (251763) on Mar 18, 2006.