Dead to Rights: Retribution Goes Gold, Getting Ready for Late April Release

Dead to Rights: Retribution Goes Gold, Getting Ready for Late April Release


We have heard much from Volatile Games and Namco Bandai about the Dead to Rights reboot, Retribution, for nearly a year.

Today, Namco made it known that Volatile has finished the game, handing the gold over to the publisher to get ready for a North American release on April 27 th .

When last we reported on Retribution, the game was shaping up quite nicely indeed (check out the preview HERE ). Keeping their heads low and getting the game polished for sale has been first and foremost on the devs’ minds, and we can’t wait to see how Jack Slate and canine partner, Shadow, have turned out.

We’ve got some quality videos, too! (Click HERE )

Press Release:

March 29, 2010 – SANTA CLARA, Calif. – Leading video game publisher and developer NAMCO BANDAI Games America Inc., announced today that Dead to Rights: Retribution has gone gold for the Xbox 360 video game and entertainment system from Microsoft and PlayStation 3 computer entertainment system. A reimagining of the multi-million unit selling crime-action series, Dead to Rights: Retribution puts players in control of two playable characters, vice cop Jack Slate and his canine companion Shadow, as they fight to uncover a conspiracy that threatens to destroy Grant City. Deadly on their own, Jack and Shadow are even more formidable as they team up in this no-holds-barred neo-noir journey.

Gameplay in Dead to Rights: Retribution is brutal and relentless, with a seamless combat system that allows players to fluidly transition between third-person shooting, hand-to-hand combat and AI partner control. Jack has a myriad of tools available to him that can be used in any combination, offering a wide variety of choice in how he can dispatch enemies in any combat situation. Players will also have the ability to play as a ferocious canine, Shadow. At various points in the story, the gameplay switches up as players take control of Shadow, interjecting a completely different style of combat than Jack’s. Shadow utilizes his heightened senses to stalk enemies with his stealth abilities and tears enemies apart with his visceral attacks.

Customers who pre-order the game at participating retailers will have special access to downloadable packs of extra content that expand the gameplay experience with the final retail game. The “Jack Pack” is available through EB Games Canada and GameStop in-store or online pre-order and features health boosting GAC (Grant City Anti-Crime) armor for Jack Slate and a guns-blazing “action mode” that has explosive rounds. The “Shadow Pack” is available for pre-orders at Amazon.com and includes stealth camouflage for Shadow as well as a “noir mode” that transforms graphics into a dramatic black, white and blood red color scheme. Additional post-launch DLC will also be available and details will be released in the coming weeks.

Developed by Volatile Games, Dead to Rights: Retribution is rated “M” for Mature by the ESRB and will have an MSRP of $59.99. For more information, please visit http://www.deadtorights.com/ or www.namcobandaigames.com.

About NAMCO BANDAI Games America Inc.

NAMCO BANDAI Games America Inc. is a leading interactive entertainment software publisher and developer based in Santa Clara, CA. The company is a part of the NAMCO BANDAI group of companies known for creating and publishing many of the industry’s top video game franchises including the PAC-MAN, SOULCALIBUR, and Tekken brands. For more information about NAMCO BANDAI Games America Inc., and our products log onto http://www.namcobandaigames.com/.

About Volatile Games

Volatile Games specializes in the creation of games for Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 system. Based in Leamington Spa in the UK, Volatile Games is dedicated to the creation of high-quality and high-profile boxed console games for a mature gaming audience. Volatile Games is a division of Blitz Games Studios, founded in 1990 by games industry veterans Philip and Andrew Oliver and currently one of the largest independent games developers in the world.

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