Entertainment software developer and publisher NovaLogic, Inc. today announced that a new version of the best selling PC title Delta ForceÃ‚Â® – Black Hawk DownÃ‚Â® is currently under development for the PlayStationÃ‚Â®2 computer entertainment system.
Set in Somalia in 1993, Delta Force – Black Hawk Down is based upon and around the Operation Restore Hope and Task Force Ranger campaigns and follows members of the elite Delta Force and US Army Rangers as they participate in a number of daring raids against the oppressive Somali warlords in and around Mogadishu. Using the original PC version as a basis, British based developer Rebellion is redesigning the game specifically for the PlayStation 2. As well as a redesigned single player mode, Delta Force - Black Hawk Down will also have several brand new multiplayer features, including 32 player games online.
NovaLogic has also teamed up with the Special Operations Warrior Foundation. A portion of the proceeds from the PlayStation 2 version of Delta Force – Black Hawk Down will be donated to the foundation. The SOWF provides college scholarship grants, along with financial aid and educational counseling to the children of Special Operations personnel who were killed in an operational mission or training accident.
Delta Force – Black Hawk Down is scheduled to ship on PlayStation 2 in the US during Q2 2005.
UK-based computer games super-developer Rebellion was established in 1991 by brothers Jason and Chris Kingsley. Rebellion has developed such games as the double BAFTA-nominated Aliens Vs. Predator for 20th Century Fox on the PC, which was launched to worldwide acclaim in 1999 and reached the number one slot in games charts throughout the world. Recent games include World War Zero, Sniper Elite, Delta Force: Urban Warfare, Rainbow Six: Lone Wolf and Tiger Woods' PGA Tour Golf.
In June 2000 Rebellion purchased 2000 AD and its entire character portfolio. In November 2003, Rebellion launched Judge Dredd: Dredd vs. Death on PlayStation 2, Xbox, PC CD ROM and GameCube to universal acclaim. Rebellion is currently producing Rogue Trooper and has recently announced plans to make two new Judge Dredd movies with Shoreline Entertainment in the USA
About the Special Operations Warrior Foundation
Founded in 1980, the Special Operations Warrior Foundation provides education counseling and college scholarship grants for every child of special operations forces who lost a parent in an operational mission or training accident. The Special Operations Warrior Foundation is the best way to honor our fallen comrades because their children are the most important and lasting things they leave behind. For more information about the Special Operations Warrior Foundation or to make a donation, visit the Special Operations Warrior Foundation website at www.specialops.org