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Mon, Oct 19, 2009 | 20:51 BST
Lead Designer on Crackdown 2 Steve Iannetta has revealed in an interview with Joystiq that the back story to Crackdown 2 is based on a mission that happens in the first game.
The sequel takes place ten years after the original, where the Shi-Gen from the original game are now commonly known as The Freaks in CD2 after releasing the prisoners from the corp in the first game.
“Well “The Freaks” were from the first game. The Shi-Gen – once you killed the boss — you unleashed the freaks into the world. Basically it’s a continuation of that,” said Iannetta.
“It’s ten years later and because of your actions you’ve turned the city into, basically, a living hell. Nighttime is just “freak” time. You can’t go out at night. Daytime civilians are scurrying about trying to get themselves the necessities of life and when it comes to dusk you’ll see them scuttling home.”
Game’s out in 2010 for the 360.
Tue, Feb 24, 2009 | 15:03 GMT
Newly-formed Ruffian Games – working on the as yet unannounced “Crackdown 1.5″ – has added Steve Iannetta and Ed Campbell as lead designer and senior designer respectively.
Iannetta previously worked at VIS, Red Lemon Studios, Realtime Worlds and Midway Newcastle. Campbell’s CV includes titles such as NARC, State of Emergency 2 and Crackdown.
“Given the abundance of talent, the chance to work with old friends on a ground breaking project and to be back in my beloved home town of Dundee, being a part of the Ruffian team is easily the most exciting opportunity I have ever been presented with,” said Iannetta.
Campbell added: “I’m delighted to be joining the excellent team at Ruffian. There’s a lot of talented, experienced guys here and that, coupled with a real knowledge and love of games, is what makes this an exciting team to be a part of.”
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