Sammy Studios bringing The Shield to the PS2

The gritty FX police drama will soon become a gritty third-person action game.

Sammy Studios announced today that it's working with Fox Television Studios to create a video game version of The Shield, the Emmy-nominated police drama series on the FX cable network. Like the television show, the game will focus on Detective Vic Mackey (played by Michael Chiklis) and his strike team as they bring rough justice to the crime-plagued Los Angeles district of Farmington, the series' fictional setting.

Developed by Point of View, the third-person action game will cast players as Mackey and will task them with an assortment of missions, such as apprehending drug dealers and stopping bank robberies. To accomplish these objectives, players will be able to employ less-than-ethical tactics such as intimidating suspects, planting evidence, using brute force, and offering and accepting bribes. By presenting multiple options, the game will let players choose just how good or bad they'd like their cop to be.

Sammy Studios and Point of View are working closely with The Shield's creators to capture the look and feel of the show's universe. The game is currently slated for release on the PlayStation 2 in the first quarter of 2005. We'll bring you more information on The Shield as it becomes available.

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3 comments
Cherokee_Jack
Cherokee_Jack

I don't know what I love more, the fact that I stumbled on this article and it was written by Brad, or that the game came out 3 years later, was a piece of garbage, and was reviewed by Alex.

number1bullit
number1bullit

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number1bullit
number1bullit

I"m a big fan of the TV show the Shield and have been waiting on TV show to be truned in to a video game. I'm just hopeing that the video won't be a let down like other tv/movie made into video games. Guess I'll have to play the game to see what kind of rating it deserves.