VIS Entertainment today announced that it is working on a sequel to State of Emergency, which was first released for the PlayStation 2 in February 2002 through Rockstar Games. Today's announcement follows the successful completion of a deal to fund the game's development. The project will be funded by a shareholder-backed special-function company.
"This special arrangement is a demonstration of the faith which our investors have in VIS," said Chris van der Kuyl, president and CEO of VIS. "Now we will concentrate on bringing State of Emergency 2 to market while negotiating with publishers from a position of strength. The first game topped the UK and US charts at its launch last year and sold well in excess of 1 million copies. We are confident that the sequel will be even more successful."
State of Emergency 2 is currently slated for release toward the end of 2004. No gameplay information has been released at this time, but we'll bring you more on the game as soon as it becomes available.