|Release date:||3 February 2006|
The powers behind Soulcalibur III and Tekken 5 join forces for a new breed of beat 'em up.
Green Harbour is in the grip of a crime wave; on the streets, gangs are vying for supremacy and, despite measures taken by the mayor to curb the escalating violence, it doesn't look set to end any time soon. Enter Brad Hawk, a one-man army for hire who might be the only person who can play the gangs at their own brutal game.
Namco's Urban Reign offers free-roaming, multi-opponent combat like you've never seen before, pitting you against the toughest thugs the street has to offer and forcing you to make use of your wits, the environment and a multitude of weapons to even up the odds. A simple control scheme belies one of the most flexible, accessible battle systems in any game of this ilk, allowing you to perform outrageous double-team moves, wall flips and devastating mid-air wrestling moves.
Up to four players can fight it out among themselves in three frenetic multiplayer modes, picking from any of the 60 characters you've unlocked in the single-player game - including Tekken regulars Paul Phoenix and Marshall Law. Choose to battle in an every-man-for-himself free-for-all, or team up with another player for scintillating team brawls. If the thought of memorising huge combos and special techniques doesn't appeal, Urban Reign is the perfect fighter for you.
- 60 characters, each disciplined in a unique martial art
- Three frantic multiplayer combat modes for up to four players (requires Multitap)
- Deal extra damage with over 30 weapons, from knives and swords to barbed-wire baseball bats and broken bottles