First-Person Kinect Shooter ‘Blackwater’ Drops on Oct. 25

Posted by at 3:06 am on October 20, 2011

Blackwater, the video game, the first branded product from the private security firm, now has release timing, with its shipping Tuesday, Oct. 25.

The game was developed in conjunction with former members of the Blackwater team,” players assume the lead role in a Blackwater operation to protect a fictional North African town, “battling dangerous warlords and fighting back two opposing militia forces.”

Erik Prince, the former head of Blackwater Worldwide and ex-U.S. Navy SEAL, said; “will give players a chance to experience what it is like to be on a Blackwater team on a mission without being dropped into a real combat situation.”

Blackwater is entering some tumultuous waters hitting stores the same week that EA and DICE launch Battlefield 3 and less than two weeks before Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 hits. Then there the fact the game is a license from North Carolina-based Blackwater Worldwide.

Controversy

Scandals have dogged the firm.  In 2007,  Prince was called before Congress to answer to allegations against his company stemming out of the nearly 200 shooting incidents.  Two years later, Blackwater Worldwide changed its name to Xe Services and Prince resigned.

Democratic Congresswoman Jan Schakowsky, a longtime critic of Blackwater, agreed and said she believed it was “counter-productive to glorify a company like that.”

“In my view, Blackwater should represent to Americans something that we need to get away from, not a company or an idea that should be embraced in part of entertainment,” she said. “Blackwater in most places around the world is a dirty name… It’s absolutely terribly offensive and inappropriate.”

Price and Rating

The game is developed by Zombie Games and published by 505 Games. It is rated T for teen and price at $49.95

1 Comment for “First-Person Kinect Shooter ‘Blackwater’ Drops on Oct. 25”

  1. jack roberts

    Real sick game, good graphics and gameplay is actually fun unlike some other kinect games. Good similation, cool game.

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