Become Part of the Joanna Dark Community at PerfectDarkZero.com
London ? 17th June, 2005 - Experience the mysterious past of one of the most lethal agents ever, Joanna Dark, as Microsoft Game Studios today announces the launch of the new community site PerfectDarkZero.com. The official site features stunning images and fresh information about gaming's hottest secret agent, including screenshots, new game details, wallpaper and high-resolution PDFs of the new Perfect Dark Zero comic book.
At PerfectDarkZero.com, visitors have the opportunity to interact with other fans to discuss the latest game information, including future updates from Xbox LiveTM. The site also gives players a chance to learn more about the development team at Rare working on this ground-breaking, highly anticipated game for Xbox 360TM. Perfect Dark Zero, the prequel to the best-selling and critically acclaimed Perfect Dark, is one of the premier titles set to come out this holiday season.
Set in the year 2020, three years before the original hit game Perfect Dark, Perfect Dark Zero features a gripping story, multiple game scenarios for endless replay-ability, a massive arsenal of weapons and combat-enabled vehicles. The sci-fi, first-person shooter features a fully interactive world, support for up to 50 players online via Xbox Live, breathtaking high-resolution graphics and spectacular special effects.
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United Kingdom-based Rare, one of the world's leading video game developers, was founded in 1985 by Chris and Tim Stamper. Rare has been the mastermind behind some of the most popular video games in history, including such global multimillion sellers as GoldenEye 007 and Perfect Dark.
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