London (17 January 2011) – Square Enix Ltd., the publisher of SQUARE ENIX® interactive entertainment products in Europe and other PAL territories, this week unleashes MINDJACK, an innovative action (online) shooter that blurs the line between traditional single- and multiplayer gameplay by thrusting real-world players into the roles of in-game enemies, allies and cybernetic creatures at any time.
“MINDJACK takes everything you know about both single and multiplayer games and completely turns it on its head,” said Ned Browning, European Brand Manager. “Players across Xbox Live or PlayStation Network can instantly hack into your game and join as friend or foe, taking control of all manner of humans, mechanised infantry and cybernetically enhanced creatures. The way MINDJACK seamlessly blends its story-driven campaign mode into a unique multiplayer shooter makes for a truly unforgettable experience.”
Developed in Japan by feelplus inc., MINDJACK will be available in North America from January 18 th, 2011, and throughout Europe and other PAL territories from January 21 st, 2011, for the PlayStation®3 computer entertainment system and Xbox 360® video game and entertainment system from Microsoft.
For more information, please visit www.mindjackgame.com. Fans can learn more, pick up tips-and-tricks and meet other players who may already be inside their game on Facebook at www.facebook.com/MindjackGame.
MINDJACK is a unique action (online) shooter that pushes the boundaries of the third-person genre with its thrilling multiplayer gameplay and mind control abilities. Offering no-wait multiplayer, a variety of people, machines and creatures to ‘hack’ into and a gripping story of corporate greed, MINDJACK is a refreshing take on a well-travelled genre.
Set in 2031, MINDJACK throws players into the life of Jim Corbijn, a field agent with the Federal Intelligence Agency. As Jim becomes embroiled in a clandestine war between governments and corporations, he employs futuristic technology that allows him to take control of other characters and machines within the game world by ‘hacking’ into them.
As networked players join another gamer’s single-player campaign through Xbox Live or PlayStation Network, they seamlessly transform the experience into a truly unique multiplayer experience, instantly altering the challenge and game world.
About Square Enix Ltd.
Square Enix Ltd., a part of the Square Enix Europe business unit, develops, publishes, distributes and licenses SQUARE ENIX®, EIDOS™ and TAITO® branded entertainment content in Europe and other PAL territories as part of the Square Enix Group. Square Enix Ltd. also has a global network of leading development studios such as IO Interactive™, Crystal Dynamics® and Eidos Montréal. The Square Enix Group boasts a valuable portfolio of intellectual property including: FINAL FANTASY®, which has sold over 97 million units worldwide, DRAGON QUEST® which has sold over 54 million units worldwide and TOMB RAIDER® which has sold over 35 million units worldwide; and the legendary SPACE INVADERS®. Square Enix Ltd. is a London-based, wholly-owned subsidiary of Square Enix Holdings Co., Ltd.
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