London 3rd November 2005 - Webmasters and causal fans alike can now create a sleek and sexy "Perfect Dark Zero" site that is worthy of the game's famed heroine, Joanna Dark. Microsoft Game Studios and Rare today announced that the Fan Site Kit (FSK) for the hotly-anticipated prequel to Rare's critically acclaimed blockbuster hit, "Perfect Dark," is now available. The new FSK offers an array of materials for building an impressive fan site, including hi-res character renders, concept art, logos, backgrounds, weapon icons and other web-ready artwork. The "Perfect Dark Zero" FSK is available for download at http://perfectdarkzero.com/fansites/.
Set in the year 2020 - years before the original hit game - "Perfect Dark Zero" is the origin story of the legendary Joanna Dark, a perfect agent and ultimate weapon. Players can quip 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 "Perfect Dark". A two-disc "Perfect Dark Zero" Limited Collector's Edition will be available at retailers nationwide this holiday. A standard version 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 "safe house" at http://www.perfectdarkzero.com/.
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