Dead to Rights: Reckoning (PSP)

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uk.playstation.com:
    Jack Slate returns in this non-stop, hard-boiled rollercoaster of a cop story, as an important informant is kidnapped.

    • Bring justice to the mean streets of Grant City
    • Control your K-9 companion, Shadow, to cover your back
    • Go head to head in Wireless multiplayer death matches

    Contributed by DreinIX (9399) on May 06, 2008.

www.namcobandaigames.com:
    • Dead to Rights has gone mobile! - Gritty beat cop, Jack
      Slate is back in an all-new, hardboiled action adventure
      for the PSP® (PlayStation®Portable) system


    • High-adrenaline gameplay, cutting-edge graphics,
      intricate level design, special effects, 3-D audio design,
      and sophisticated enemy AI push the limits of Sony PSP
      technology


    • New immersive storyline, new weapons, new lethal
      disarms, new hardware - Dead to Rights style!


    • Trusty dog Shadow returns! - Send Shadow in to
      wrestle enemies to the ground and finish the attack


    • Go head-to-head with your friends - wireless multiplayer
      DeathMatch gameplay adds hours of replay value


    • The perfect mix of mayhem! - Slow-motion
      choreographed dives, hardcore melee fighting,
      devastating disarms and super slick kill moves


    • Advanced camera system - takes full advantage of the
      PSP® (PlayStation®Portable) system widescreen,
      allowing players to simultaneously track multiple enemies





    Contributed by DreinIX (9399) on Feb 22, 2008.

Press release (18th July 2005):

    EA TO CO-PUBLISH NAMCO'S DEAD TO RIGHTS®: RECKONING ON PSP™ IN PAL TERRITORIES

    Celebrated Action Franchise Explodes onto PSP

    CHERTSEY, UK , 18th July 2005
    – Electronic Arts (NASDAQ: ERTS), the world's leading interactive entertainment software company today announced plans to co-publish Namco's Dead to Rights®: Reckoning for the PSP™ (PlayStation® Portable) system. Delivering the series' trademark non-stop, hard-boiled action and a gritty cop storyline, Dead to Rights: Reckoning, developed by Rebellion in the UK, is planned for release on the PSP in the winter of 2005.

    Dead to Rights: Reckoning returns to crime-infested Grant City, as an important informant is kidnapped on the eve of the investigation of a major crime lord. Anticipating the worst if the crime boss is not brought to justice, Jack Slate and his K-9 companion Shadow thrust themselves into hostile gang territory to save the informant and bring peace to the city. Dead to Rights: Reckoning takes full advantage of the gaming power of the PSP, delivering advanced 3D graphics, surround audio design, and an advanced camera system that utilizes the handheld's widescreen display.

    Dead to Rights: Reckoning expands upon the blistering action of the series with a robust ranged and melee fighting system that allows Jack to spit lead and bust heads with ease, and an all-new selection of weapons and lethal disarms. Players will also have unprecedented control of Shadow, utilizing him to watch Jack's back and unleash savage canine fury on lowlife thugs. For the first time in the series, Dead to Rights: Reckoning allows players to go head to head through wireless multiplayer death matches, adding hours of replay value to an already extensive single player campaign.

    Contributed by Sciere (294513) on Aug 13, 2006.

Press release (14th June 2005):

    "DEAD TO RIGHTS®: RECKONING" GOES GOLD

    Next Installment in Series Delivers Intense Action on the PSP With New Moves, Wireless Multiplayer

    SANTA CLARA, Calif., (June 14, 2005)
    – Leading video games developer and publisher Namco Hometek Inc. announced today that "Dead to Rights®: Reckoning" has gone gold. A brand new adventure created exclusively for the PSP™ portable entertainment system, "Dead to Rights: Reckoning" features a new selection of hard-hitting moves and disarms, an original storyline and wireless multiplayer action for up to four players. "Dead to Rights: Reckoning" will be launching on June 28 and is rated M for Mature by the ESRB.

    "Dead to Rights: Reckoning" finds tough cop Jack Slate and his canine counterpart, Shadow, once again thrust into Grant City's web of crime and deception. Tracking down an important informant who has been kidnapped by a major crime lord, Jack makes his way through the City's toughest neighborhoods. Using the series' trademark blend of film noir and cinematic style action, Jack teaches lowlife criminals a lesson they will never forget as he fights to complete his mission. In addition to the franchise's classic moves such as slow motion dives, dual wielding and bone shattering disarms, Jack can now engage in fire fights from a prone position and engage enemies using the brutal dive tackle disarm. For the first time in the "Dead to Rights" series, players can utilize the wireless capabilities of the PSP system to engage in multiplayer deathmatches for up to four players.

    "'Dead to Rights: Reckoning' sets a new precedent for explosive action on the PSP system with original moves and wireless gameplay that lets adrenaline-junkies enjoy hard-boiled shootouts with their friends," said Pierre Roux, executive producer with Namco Hometek Inc. "The 'Dead to Rights' series has always been about larger-than-life action, and now fans can experience this all-new action thriller anywhere with the PSP system."

    For more information on "Dead to Rights: Reckoning," please visit www.namco.com.

    Contributed by Sciere (294513) on Aug 13, 2006.

Press release (13th April 2005):
    Celebrated Action Franchise Explodes onto PSP

    SANTA CLARA, Calif., (April 13, 2005)
    - Leading video games developer and publisher Namco Hometek Inc. announced today "Dead to Rights™: Reckoning" for the PSP™ portable entertainment system. Delivering the series' trademark nonstop, hard-boiled action and a gritty cop storyline, "Dead to Rights: Reckoning" is planned for release on the PSP in the summer of 2005.

    "Dead to Rights: Reckoning" returns to crime-infested Grant City, as an important informant is kidnapped on the eve of the investigation of a major crime lord. Anticipating the worst if the crime boss is not brought to justice, Jack Slate and his K-9 companion Shadow thrust themselves into hostile gang territory to save the informant and bring peace to the City. "Dead to Rights: Reckoning" takes full advantage of the gaming power of the PSP, delivering advanced 3D graphics, surround audio design, and an advanced camera system that utilizes the handheld's widescreen display.

    "'Dead to Rights: Reckoning' accurately translates the adrenaline-soaked combat of best-selling action series, and adds several new features that take advantage of the PSP hardware," said Pierre Roux, Executive Producer at Namco Hometek. "The game's unique ranged and melee fighting engine and stylish disarms are sure to make it one of the most action-packed games on the PSP when it is released this May."

    "Dead to Rights: Reckoning" expands upon the blistering action of the series with a robust ranged and melee fighting system that allows Jack to spit lead and bust heads with ease, and an all-new selection of weapons and lethal disarms. Players will also have unprecedented control of Shadow, utilizing him to watch Jack's back and unleash savage canine fury on lowlife thugs. For the first time in the series "Dead to Rights: Reckoning" allows players to go head to head through wireless multiplayer death matches, adding hours of replay value to an already extensive single player campaign.

    For more information on "Dead to Rights: Reckoning," please visit www.namco.com.

    Contributed by Sciere (294513) on Aug 13, 2006.

Press release (13th April 2005):

    Dead to Rights: Reckoning

    FACT SHEET

    GAME DESCRIPTION
    :
    Fearless beat cop, Jack Slate is back in a hardboiled action adventure that blends the best of Hollywood cinematic style with Hong Kong inspired action. For the first time, Dead to Rights goes mobile, bringing its high octane brand of gritty noir action onto the Sony PSP. Featuring a new storyline, as well as new moves, weapons, and features, Dead to Rights is packed with action. Someone has kidnapped an essential informant in a high profile investigation of an untouchable crime lord called, Whisper. Jack, and his trusted K-9 partner, Shadow, return to navigate the corrupt underworld of Grant City and go bullet-to-bullet with an army of hostile gang members to rescue the lost informant before it's too late.
    • Dead to Rights has gone mobile! - Gritty beat cop, Jack Slate is back in an all-new, hardboiled action adventure for the Sony PSP

    • High-adrenaline gameplay, cutting-edge graphics, intricate level design, special effects, 3-D audio design, and sophisticated enemy AI push the limits of Sony PSP technology

    • New immersive storyline, new weapons, new lethal disarms, new hardware - Dead to Rights style!

    • Trusty dog Shadow returns! - Send Shadow in to wrestle enemies to the ground and finish the attack

    • Go head-to-head with your friends - wireless multiplayer DeathMatch gameplay adds hours of replay value

    • The perfect mix of mayhem! - Slow-motion choreographed dives, hardcore melee fighting, devastating disarms and super slick kill moves

    • Advanced camera system - takes full advantage of the PSP widescreen, allowing players to simultaneously track multiple enemies.
    GAME SUMMARY:
    Publisher: Namco Hometek Inc.
    Developer: Rebellion
    Release Date: Summer 2005
    Platform: Sony PSP
    ESRB Rating: RP
    Genre: Third-person Action Shooter
    URL: www.namco.com

    Contributed by Sciere (294513) on Aug 13, 2006.

Back of Keep Case (US):

    You have the right to remain ruthless.

    Jack Slate and his best friend Shadow are cleaning up Grant City--- no matter what sort of fifth stands in their way. Brutal disarms and slick kill moves combine with graphics and sound that push the limits of the PSP portable entertainment system.

    [captions]

    Cinematic gunplay

    Shadow attacks on your command

    Wireless multiplayer deathmatches

    Brutal disarms

    exclusively for the PSP™ portable entertainment system


    Contributed by Sciere (294513) on Aug 13, 2006.