Gamers to Return Deep Undercover with True Crime in 2010

December 14, 2009

Gamers to Return Deep Undercover
with True Crime in 2010

Multi-Million Unit Selling
Franchise Reboots with New Studio, And All-New Cinema Style Action Inspired
Story, Characters and Location

It’s time for gamers to take on a
new undercover assignment with Activision Publishing, Inc.’s announcement of
True Crime – an all-new open-world game inspired by classic Hollywood and Asian
cinema style action thrillers. Built from the ground up by developer United
Front Games to look, feel and play like a true Hong Kong action flick, True
Crime follows the story of detective Wei Shen as he infiltrates one of Hong
Kong’s notorious Triad crime syndicates. The title was revealed exclusively this
past Saturday, December 12th during Spike TV’s 7th Annual “Video Game Awards
2009” show.

As a newly hired thug within the
Triad organization, Wei must do whatever it takes to stay undetected and
survive, balancing his moral duty as a cop with the objectives of the
assignment. In order to ascend the ranks of the underworld gamers will engage in
visceral, fast-paced martial arts combat and explosive gunfights, along with
high-octane driving sequences and acrobatic free-running chases as they go
deeper and deeper undercover.

“We’ve been waiting for the right
story and opportunity to bring True Crime to a new generation of gamers in
2010,” said Maria Stipp, EVP and GM of Owned Properties, Activision Publishing.
“United Front Games has the vision to bring this new undercover game experience
to life, where fans will play out their own epic Hong Kong action thriller!”

“We’re excited about the opportunity
to deliver a complete reboot of the True Crime experience,” said Stephen van der
Mescht, Executive Producer at United Front Games. “As our Spike TV VGA reveal
trailer shows, we are dedicated to creating both an exceptional open-world
gameplay experience through our combat, free-running, shooting and driving
mechanics, as well as a rich story with memorable recurring characters. We want
players to feel like an undercover cop experiencing the moral dilemmas and life
and death situations of the HK underworld.”

Set in Hong Kong, True Crime takes
gamers through diverse neighborhoods, ranging from the high class Central HK to
the bustling fish markets of Aberdeen and beyond in a wide variety of story
missions and sandbox activities. The game also introduces handfuls of intriguing
characters for gamers to interact with as they navigate through a truly unique
and dangerous city.

Gamers can go undercover and “become
one of them” when True Crime arrives in Fall 2010 for the Xbox 360, PlayStation
3 and the Games for Windows. The game is currently rated “RP” (Rating Pending)
by the ESRB.

For more information on True Crime,
please visit the official game web site located at