News – 505 Games announces Blackwater

June 7, 2011 by  
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Blackwater is a new FPS from Zombie Studios, the developer behind the rather average Blacklight: Tango Down, which takes its title from the former name of the private security company, which assisted in military and law enforcement training.

Blackwater allows you to put the controller down and play the entire thing hands-free through Microsoft’s Kinect. But for those who prefer to use the standard controller, well you can use that too.

The game is said to be a cinematic FPS and has you protecting a fictional North African town. Blackwater was also developed with the assistance of former members of the Blackwater team, which should assure authenticity if nothing else.

“The Blackwater team is comprised of an amazing group of individuals and we’re proud to work with them to create a video game that showcases their talent and courage,” said Ian Howe, President, 505 Games. “Being able to get the controller out of player’s hands with Kinect and have them on the ground and immersed in the experience will give them a glimpse of what it takes to be a member of an elite fighting force.”

Blackwater is expected to arrive in the Autumn on Xbox 360.