Activision recruiting for Secret Service

Publisher wants Xbox 360, PS2, and PC players willing to take a virtual bullet for the president in budget-priced game coming later this year.

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The US Secret Service has proven fertile inspirational ground for films, having been the subject of thrillers such as In the Line of Fire and To Live and Die in LA, to name a few. However, the federal law-enforcement agency doesn't get nearly as much play in the world of games.

Activision is doing its part to change that, given that the publisher announced today Secret Service for the Xbox 360, PlayStation 2, and PC. The game puts players into the president's security detail on Inauguration Day, right as the capital comes under attack from unknown parties. Activision is promising a twisting story that will require players to kill and/or subdue threats as the Service attempts to ferret out the reasons behind the attacks and the people responsible.

If that sounds familiar, it might be because Vin Diesel's Tigon Studios announced its own Secret Service game nearly four years ago. That project was to be made in collaboration with X-Men and Usual Suspects director Bryan Singer, but has not materialized. However, Activision representatives told GameSpot that this project is in no way related to Tigon's Secret Service, and is being developed by Slovakian studio Cauldron, the outfit behind last year's Soldier of Fortune: Payback.

Activision's Secret Service will launch later this year for $39.99 on the Xbox 360, $29.99 on the PS2, and $19.99 on the PC. The game has not been authorized by the actual US Secret Service.

Discussion

47 comments
DIABETUS
DIABETUS

Wait what?! NINJAS?! FINALLY! No stupid, cheesy terrorist organizations capturing the president! It's about time someone had the balls to add ninjas in the fray!

tarantyno
tarantyno

i got the ps2 version and its really lame. graphics are more like the first "doom" lol

Jin_Kazawa
Jin_Kazawa

Looks cheap and stupid. Hehe. :D

Alizerothree
Alizerothree

Hope it comes with a map editor at least.

Eagle131
Eagle131

Does this game have anything to do with the older Secret Service games that Activision Value did?

tudyniuz
tudyniuz

This will be interesting:lol:

jazilla
jazilla

How completely unrealistic. How many gunfights have the Secret Service that guard the president been in in the last 8 years? Zero. I ain't playing this game.

CrackerMcGee
CrackerMcGee

Ninjas kidnapped the president, are you a bad enough Dude to save the president?

bawkbawkboo1
bawkbawkboo1

Will the president character model look like George W. Bush? Or will they wait till Nov. 4th and put in either Obama or McCain, depending on who wins?

prioritymail
prioritymail

"Cauldron, the outfit behind last year's Soldier of Fortune: Payback" Soldier of fortune sucked, I doubt this game will be any better

lordmasterrof
lordmasterrof

Make a game that focus's on SAS, or Mossad, and ill go crazy... it's boring how it is aaalways Americans... SAS and Mossad is a million times better!

redbaron2109
redbaron2109

"...the outfit behind last year's Soldier of Fortune: Payback." You could have lead with that so I would have known to stop reading.

mckaine
mckaine

I think this could be interesting, though I'm not a huge fan of activision's games. We'll have to see where this goes.

jamesallenyz431
jamesallenyz431

be cool for online, one team has to try to kill the pres. and the other has to protect. use like car bombs to sniper. pry will suck but could be a good idea

ewmgreendawg
ewmgreendawg

wow here activision goes again. take somebody elses game idea and try to get it out there cheaper and faster. i can't believe they haven't been sued for all of they're theivery. ps: nobody wants to die for the president.

milosc
milosc

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Rasskal33
Rasskal33

Thank you Gamespot. For telling us in advance not to play this game. Of course, I could've heard the title and known to stay away from it. Sounds like one of those budget PC games that doesn't even deserve a whole box but rather just a cheap little CD case. lol. This will never see the inside of my 360.

Kablouwskan
Kablouwskan

defend the white house all the time?......thats.....lame.

capedbear
capedbear

Scheduled for the PS2 ? Gotta be kidding me right ? I'll pass, sorry

nunoisbigboss
nunoisbigboss

not a very interesting concept 4 a game, ill pass

DeltaSpirit
DeltaSpirit

Doesn't look too bad, if it turns out to be at least a good game at $40 it won't be a bad buy (better at $40 than a full $60 like a movie game) but I'd imagine it will have a lot of elements from SOF, bad, short story, little multiplayer and sub par graphics.

Joey1256
Joey1256

considering its only 40 bucks i dont think it will be very good, normal games are 60. Might be worth a rental at least

jer_1
jer_1

Who gives a damn if the SS authorize the game?

drumbreak1
drumbreak1

sof3 wasnt THAT bad it was fine if you just rented it though, this might be good ill give it a rent atleast, can't judge a game by it's screenshots (but then again the screenshots look pretty good for the budget especially)

MichaeltheCM
MichaeltheCM

sounds like a decent idea for a video game :)

gnrlstuart
gnrlstuart

sof3 was the worst game i ever played, this game will most likely suck, but guess you gotta give it a chance.

XanderKage
XanderKage

I somehow doubt they'll be able to make a Secret Service job interesting... And besides, SoF3 sucked.

necronaux
necronaux

Taking a bullet for the pres? Guess it depends on which pres is in the game.

eagles_band
eagles_band

I wish this would be good, but it wont

shawn7324
shawn7324

The cheap price tag means they haven't put as much money into the game, so you know what that means.

vanek26
vanek26

O god there making it low priced...this sounds like NARC all over again i remember that game was $29.99 when it came out, this is gonna be ugly

acsam12304
acsam12304

dang finally we get to play a very high end spec ops group hope it play just good as well of rainbow six Vegas and GRAW 2 [edit update] never mind a very low price for a new game will mean it will suck... but we will see what people gives it when it comes out

JDWolfie
JDWolfie

Oh yeah, shooting going on around the White House. This will defenitly not go over well with politicians.

JDWolfie
JDWolfie

Wonder what Secret Service thinks of this? "It's nothing like that." Yeah, wouldn't be surprised if this comes on the news.

xanisk89
xanisk89

Alright! a craptastic game for a craptastic time in our economy woo!

harrisi17
harrisi17

looks like it will be pretty low budget/plain bad.

Whirlbat
Whirlbat

$40? Are they expecting this to be a whiff or is it really short or something? $40 for a quality game would make Tigon my new favorite developer. (Sorry Ubisoft. You'd be close, though.)

Generic_Dude
Generic_Dude

The way the world is going these days, I'd probably get more satisfaction out of losing this game than winning it.

Wunderkid7
Wunderkid7

Not really sure what to think of this. I guess it could be cool, though the story is going to have to be fantastic.

lamprey263
lamprey263

this isn't going to go over well with the non-gaming public... probably why the price is so reduced