Rockstar Games has today shipped the Xbox version of State of Emergency to stores in North America, over a year after the original PlayStation 2 version was released. The Xbox version of State of Emergency boasts a number of improvements over the original game, not the least of which is the inclusion of a brand new multiplayer mode that allows up to four players--along with gangs of civilians--to participate in a number of different deathmatch variants.
"State of Emergency was a tremendous success on the PlayStation 2 with its over the top style, unique attitude and technical achievements. The Xbox has allowed us to add a multitude of improvements, most notably the frenzied addition of multiplayer modes. Xbox owners have yet to play a multiplayer game this intense," said Jamie King, Rockstar Games' vice president of development. "At a competitive price point of $19.99, the Xbox title offers players the chance to enjoy State of Emergency with all new multiplayer modes and get great value for their money."