Zero Tolerance overtaken by Urban Chaos

Third title for Eidos' riot-ridden game revealed; American release date set for spring on PlayStation 2, Xbox, PC.

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First there was Roll Call, a gritty first-person shooter set in a run-down city in the near future. Then came Zero Tolerance, a gritty first-person shooter following a member of an elite anti-gang unit who must defend a city under siege. Today, Eidos announced Urban Chaos: Riot Response, a gritty first-person shooter starring a heroic law enforcement officer who must fend off terrorists.

If the three games sound hard to tell apart, it's because they're the same game. Urban Chaos: Riot Response is the third name for Rocksteady's shooter, the latest change resulting from various trademark issues. Though no specific properties were mentioned, Zero Tolerance was the name of a 1994 Sega Genesis game. Urban Chaos not only has a new name, it has a new North American release date. The game will ship for the Xbox, PlayStation 2, and PC this spring.

Not much appears to have changed within the game, however, as today's announcement from Eidos reiterates that gamers will play as Nick Mason, a member of the T-Zero counter-gang unit. Mason will fight alongside firefighters, paramedics, and other emergency teams and will use high-tech weaponry and defensive items such as riot shields.

Back in 1999, Eidos released Urban Chaos for the PC, a third-person shooter that was received positively by critics. The game was later ported to the Dreamcast and PlayStation, where it received abysmal reviews. Though there are slight similarities, Riot Response does not appear to have anything to do with the original.

For more information on Urban Chaos: Riot Response, have a look at GameSpot's previous coverage.

Discussion

14 comments
ZEELIX
ZEELIX

looks kinda crappy imo. id ratther have another thief and fear effect though.

Reetesh
Reetesh

Urban Chaos...... FPS but not TPS? Surely its not going to be like the old one.

azizrulez
azizrulez

the game sounds the same as the previous 2 to me

molivers7
molivers7

It is okay, Eidos, you can still make Thief 4. Really.

killa178
killa178

Wow that game would be really awesome.

DrKill09
DrKill09

Umm... there was already a game called Urban Chaos, and it sucked.

o_sausage
o_sausage

from 25 to life to playing a cop good job eidos maybe next you should play the cop by stopping people from buying 25 to life with protests and boycots or try to kill yourself the cop in 25 to life wait wtf?

cyprus646
cyprus646

Yay a state of emergency rip-off cant wait for this.

tatu2004
tatu2004

i still got the old urban chaos for pc its a good game and i'm looking forwards to this new game..

DolphinDude31
DolphinDude31

No relation to the Genesis game. I've been tracking this game for ages...I like the concept and the Havok physics. This is actually a gameplay scenario that I haven't seen too many times before. I liked the old name better, but oh well. Nobody seems to care at all about this game anyway...

Schillinger
Schillinger

Zero Tolerance on the Genesis was PIMP.

Donkeljohn
Donkeljohn

More rioting? Anarchy seems to be a popular setting nowadays. . . or end result of activities.