Black News

Black 'not coming to 360'

But Black 2 will be.

Criterion's Alex Ward has shot down speculation that an Xbox 360 version of BLACK will be made, following the news that the EA-published title (out tomorrow in Europe, 28th February in North America) will not be compatible with the new Microsoft games console.

New Black trailer and shots

New Black trailer and shots

See the opening level.

EA's released a brand new 90MB trailer of Criterion's frantic PS2 and Xbox FPS Black, showing off the destructibility of the game's opening lobby section, as well as a selection of brand new screenshots.

The trailer, which you can nab from Eurofiles, sees the player blowing chunks out of pillars with grenades and showering the area in clouds of dust by raking the scenery with automatic gunfire.

Rather like Monolith's excellent F.E.A.R., Criterion's paying its respects to the "shooter" bit of "first-person shooter", concentrating on the fun you can have with big guns in a gorgeous game engine, shunning stealth, squad commands and other distractions, and drawing inspiration from Hollywood action films from the '80s and '90s.

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New Black trailer released

New Black trailer released

It's looking very special.

If happiness is a warm gun, pure unadulterated ecstasy is a really massive gun that's so hot from the relentess BLAMBLAMBLAM of its neverending stream of bullets that before you can pick it up you have to put on oven gloves. Made of the stuff they put on the outside of space shuttles.

That's our opinion, anyway, so we've been very much looking forward to Black, the forthcoming first person shooter from Burnout developer Criterion - and now we're even more excited having watched the new trailer.

Black is set in a near-future Eastern Europe and sees you playing as a former member of the mysterious Black Operations division. When your old Black Ops chums disappear, it's down to you to head into enemy territory and bring the troops home.

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