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Crackdown 2

Ruffian Games to show off their creation at next weekend's NEoN Digital Arts Festival in Dundee.

Dundee – Friday 6th November 2009: Ruffian Games, Scotland’s newest game development studio has today announced that it will give attendees at NEoN Digital Arts Festival a glimpse of its debut title, the highly-anticipated sandbox epic Crackdown 2. Recently showcased at Tokyo Game Show and published by Microsoft Game Studios, Crackdown 2 is set for release next year and will continue the sense of scale and unrelenting mayhem that made the original such a blast.

The sequel is set some ten years after the first instalment, placing the player as another genetically-modified agent sent out onto the streets of Pacific City. The once-bustling metropolis has been ravaged by infection and the ongoing struggle for power over the city’s inhabitants. The player returns to fight off hordes of Freaks following their accidental release into the populace and regain control of the City from the hands of The Cell - a powerful terrorist organisation fighting to overthrow the Agency.

Crackdown 2 features over-the-top action that exemplifies truly freeform gameplay and lets gamers explore and play however they choose. Players return to Pacific City with new abilities, combat capabilities, weaponry and vehicles that all have the unique Crackdown touch that fans have come to love. With four-player cooperative play and multiplayer modes for up to 16 players over Xbox LIVE, you can take the fight to the streets and rooftops with your friends in explosive style

”We’re all really proud of Dundee’s place within the games industry and it’s great to be able to support an event on our doorstep by showing a glimpse into the development of Crackdown 2 at the NEoN festival. Not only is it a chance for us to contribute locally but it’s exciting to have our fans experience a small taste of how the game is shaping up to be more than a sequel.” – James Cope, Producer, Ruffian Games.

Attendees will get a rare chance to see the game in action before launch on Saturday 14th November as part of NEoN Digital Arts Festival, a celebration of digital media taking place across the city of Dundee from Friday 13th to Sunday 15th of November.

Ticket information, event programmes and news feeds can be found at the official event website: – In addition, follow the festival on Twitter for up-to-date information: weareneon.


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-About Ruffian Games-

Ruffian Games is a game development studio based in Dundee. Formed in 2009, the incorporation brings together a wealth of industry experience and talent that all share a passion to create hit titles for leading worldwide publishers.

Among other major franchises, Ruffian staff have previously worked on games such as Crackdown, Fable 2, Project Gotham Racing, Grand Theft Auto, Mortal Kombat and has close ties to many other gaming legends. Ruffian Games is led through unwavering belief in games as the pinnacle of modern creativity and entertainment.

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