originally started life as a new game in Electronic Arts' Strike series
. That contract didn't go through, however, and after a year of development it was cancelled. Pandemic used some of the gameplay ideas from that project and adapted them into a new game they could call their own. The magnetic pulley on the final game's helicopters is a small relic from this past, instantly recognizable by veterans of previous Strike
The original Japanese PS2 game came with a CERO rating of 15+ with a violence descriptor. It was later re-released with a rating of C with a violence descriptor.
Han Solo and Indiana Jones are unlockable characters.
The game was originally banned in South Korea after government officials feared the game, which depicts a war with North Korea with South Korea as a participant, would further strain an already delicate situation between the two countries. However, the Korean Game Board announced that the ban would be lifted by the year 2007.
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