Microsoft Game Studios, in association with Rare Ltd., announced today that the official Perfect Dark Zero site is now live at http://www.perfectdarkzero.com/. Perfect Dark Zero is the long-awaited prequel to the best-selling and critically-acclaimed â€œPerfect Dark,â€ and is the marquee MGS title for Xbox 360 from Rare Ltd. The official site offers a unique experience featuring clips of in-game footage, character bios, detailed weapon/gadget information and images, screens, and character renders â€“ all presented in a dynamic web atmosphere! Gamers take an active role on the site by guiding the legendary Joanna Dark in her vendetta to uncover information about dataDyne, a shadowy corporation bent on world domination.
Set in the year 2020 â€“ years before the original hit game â€“ Perfect Dark Zero is the origin story of the legendary Joanna Dark, a perfect agent and ultimate weapon. Equip Joanna with definitive state-of-the-art weaponry, gadgets, and vehicles in the Xbox 360-exclusive prequel to the international award-winning and multimillion-selling first-person shooter â€œPerfect Darkâ€. A two-disc â€œPerfect Dark Zeroâ€ Limited Collectorâ€™s Edition will be available at retailers nationwide this holiday for an MSRP of $59.99 (U.S.). A standard version with an MSRP of $49.99 (U.S.) will also be available which contains a single disc with the full version of the game and the game manual. For more information about Perfect Dark Zero, visit the official site â€œsafe houseâ€ at http://www.perfectdarkzero.com/.
United Kingdom-based Rare, one of the worldâ€™s leading video game developers, was founded in 1985 by Chris and Tim Stamper. Rare has been the mastermind behind some of the most popular video games in history, including such global multimillion sellers as â€œGoldenEye 007â€ and â€œPerfect Dark.â€
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