SouthPeak takes on State of Emergency 2

Riotous game grabs yet another publisher; PSP version in, PS2 version stays, Xbox and PC versions still out?

If the gameplay of State of Emergency 2 is anything like the game's rocky road to retail, plenty of mayhem and chaos should ensue. SOE2, on its second developer, now has its second publisher, and its umpteenth release date.

SouthPeak Interactive today announced that it will publish State of Emergency 2 for the PlayStation 2 and the PSP. The publisher's previous effort was Combat Elite: WWII Paratroopers for the PS2 and Xbox. Playlogic was the game's previous publisher, but has since relinquished its role in the project. The game is being developed by DC Studios, which picked up the project from VIS Entertainment. VIS was unable to continue development after the company filed for bankruptcy in April.

The addition of a PSP version, due in fall of 2006, bodes well for handheld users, but Xbox and PC versions of SOE2 are still missing in action. The PlayStation 2 edition has a new release date of February 2006 for the US and March 2006 for Europe.

The game is the sequel to 2002's State of Emergency, which was the first title Rockstar Games published after its smash hit, Grand Theft Auto III. SOE2 brings back the thugs from the original for more lootin' and riotin', all in the name of bringing down an evil global government known only as "The Corporation." Players can hop into vehicles, control swarms of gangs, and interrogate captives for vital info.

Pricing and rating information for both versions of State of Emergency 2 have not yet been released.

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14 comments
thecartman80
thecartman80

Wow the first one was awsome the 2nd one was crap

RiseFM
RiseFM

you can't polish a turd.

townsenda1
townsenda1

yeah number 1 wasn't very good at all.

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cartoon966230

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cartoon966230
cartoon966230

I had number 1 since along time ago.....i hated most of the missions and the levels were too small....maby it would work out with a bigger kinda like gta world....and more differnt missions using vehicles or differnt dynamics.... it sucks cause the day i went to buy it ....i ment to buy max payne 1...but thats all they had (that looked semi intresting) so i grabbed it its cool when you see all the people running around...it gave a sense of Hurry up!! your running out of time...

oh_its_on
oh_its_on

i hope the game doesnt end up being crap because its been swapped arouhd from publisher to publisher coz that would suk. it has alot of potential to take the first game and make it much better

Benihana7
Benihana7

I enjoyed the first one, so I might consider SoE2.

natedoggcata
natedoggcata

state of emergency is a game perfect for the psp. Its a game that you can literally pick up, play, and have tons of fun for as long as you want.

AA7
AA7

State of emergency 1 was ok, too repedative. I really hope they change it up a bit for this one.

artillery
artillery

Except average Xbox titles sell half as well as PS2 games. Going Xbox only instead of PS2 only is basically saying "hmm, the system will be a little faster but we won't make any money".

CheeseBurn
CheeseBurn

PS2 only? Meh, I won't be buying this crap then. The Xbox version of multiplatform games is always superior to the PS2 version...they should have made it for the Xbox only.

gameloverx
gameloverx

its great that state of emergency found a new publisher for the ps2 and by the way screw the xbox

nemes1s3000
nemes1s3000

It's a shame the old company filed for bankruptcy, they had some dedication in them. The PSP version sounds interesting.