“Crackdown 2”“Deluge” Game Add-on Unleashes Explosive New Co-op and Competitive Content, Coming this Nov

LONDON - 2 November 2010– On November 16, Xbox 360 exclusive“Crackdown 2” will get its most riotous, challenging and fun addition yet with the release of the“Deluge” Game Add-on, available for download on Xbox LIVE Marketplace. The new Game Add-on delivers a heart pounding, frenetic new co-op arcade mode called“Deluge” which pits up to four players against increasingly more challenging waves of denizens from Pacific City. The Capture the Orb mode, which introduces a“Crackdown” twist to capture the flag, will have you hurtling buildings and dodging rockets as you race to score, as well as several updates for“Crackdown 2” affecting weapons, vehicles and more.

The“Deluge Pack” will be available in both trial and premium versions. The trial version includes the complete sixteen-player Capture the Orb mode as well as a single player, sample version of the“Deluge” co-operative mode. The premium version consists of all Deluge content including the complete Deluge co-op mode, new achievements, avatar awards, as well as the sixteen-player Capture the Orb mode for 560 Microsoft Points.

The“Crackdown 2”“Deluge Pack” also delivers a first-of-its-kind integration for Xbox LIVE members, directly tying activities and accomplishments earned in the new Windows Phone 7 game,“Crackdown 2: Project Sunburst,” with the Xbox 360 game. A new take on tower defence games,“Crackdown 2: Project Sunburst” is a“home defence” game that uses Bing Maps to allow you to choose your home territory anywhere in the real world and defend it from an onslaught of Freaks and Cell Terrorists. By building lethal Agency bases at your home, neighbourhood shops, favourite geographical features and so on, your accomplishments in“Crackdown 2: Project Sunburst” will unlock bonuses in Deluge mode that call in support, such as rocket-equipped Agency helicopters, extra Peacekeepers, and exclusive power-ups. Likewise, scores in Deluge can unlock new weapon upgrades in“Crackdown 2: Project Sunburst,” which will be available this November.

“Crackdown 2” builds exponentially upon the sizzling, action-packed gameplay of its predecessor, including the all new 4-player co-op and 16-player multiplayer modes. With formidable new enemies called the Cell and the Freaks standing in the way of the Agency’s goal to restore order, players return as genetically enhanced Agents in“Crackdown 2” to once again bring peace to Pacific City– by any means necessary. Sign in to your Xbox LIVE account to access the public demo today. Visit xbox.com/crackdown2 for more information and www.chucksducks2.com to access the Facebook experience.

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“Crackdown 2” is developed by Ruffian Games, rated PEGI 18.

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