Activision Announces Budget PC, PS2 and X360 FPS Secret Service


Amidst all the Tokyo Game Show hubbub last week, Activision snuck in an announcement for a new budget FPS called Secret Service which, yep, you guessed it, has you leading the President of the United States’ famed security force as an extremist faction assaults the capitol on Inauguration Day. Over the course of the story promising to be “full of plot twists and revelations” you’ll protect the President and other top US leaders in stages set among locations like Marine One and Air Force One, though Activision points out that the game is “not approved, endorsed or authorized by the U.S. Secret Service,” so don’t expect any sense of authenticity with this one.

“This game is a unique addition to the first person action genre, with a rich storyline set across famous locations and the need to use both lethal and non-lethal force to achieve your objectives,” said Dave Oxford, Activision Publishing. “Secret Service brings a nice refreshing spin to fans of run-and-gun games.”

Former Naughty Dog Creative Director, Senior Designer and Writer Daniel Arey is lending a hand with the story and level design operations, though apparently lead development duties are being handled by Cauldron, the team behind last year’s run-and-gun suckfest Soldier of Fortune: Payback (it was so bad and mindless I actually found it kinda fun though).

Secret Service has only just been announced and it’s already scheduled for release this holiday season. It’ll be available on PC, PS2 and Xbox 360 at the budget prices of $19.99, $29.99 and $39.99 respectively. Check the gallery below for six screenshots from the 360 version.

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