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Rockstar Games Announce Manhunt 2 For Wii

Posted by Thomas Bowskill

In what comes as a pleasant (if slightly twisted and gruesome) surprise, Rockstar have confirmed Manhunt 2 will be released on the Wii.

The announcement, which was made earlier today, also points out that the Wii version of the game will get some special treatment from the team at Rockstar Toronto. This must mean that some motion sensitivity will be incorporated into the title... now thats murder in style!

The Official Press Release
Rockstar Games, the world-renowned publishing label of Take-Two Interactive Software, Inc. (NASDAQ: TTWO), is proud to announce Manhunt 2 for the PlayStation 2 system, PSP system, and Nintendo's Wii™. Manhunt 2 is the debut title from the newly formed Rockstar London studio, which is developing the game in conjunction with series creator Rockstar North. The Wii™ version is being developed by Rockstar Toronto. Manhunt 2 will be available this summer.

"With Manhunt 2 we have tried to create a game that stays close to the original concept of chilling suspense and stealth, whilst pushing the game design and storytelling forward," said Sam Houser, founder and executive producer of Rockstar Games. "We are also excited to have our newest development team, Rockstar London, working on the title alongside our two established UK studios, Rockstar North and Leeds."

For more information on Manhunt 2 please visit www.rockstargames.com.

Having Rockstar join the Nintendo bandwagon is another step towards securing the Wii's future (an issue some were voicing concern over).

On a side-note, I wonder if this interactive violence will spark a whole new set of video game violence arguments?

[via ir.take2games.com]

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