Empire Interactive has picked up publishing rights to third-person action game The Shield that's based on the TV series, and will release the title on PC and PS2 in July.
The Shield videogame has been developed in co-operation with those involved with the TV show for authenticity's sake and brings to the polygon world the gritty police action and Detective Vic Mackey and his strike team.
Players will be able to immerse themselves in moments taken direct from the TV series, we're told, while the storyline's described as a "lost episode" and an authentic extension of the show.
So, crime-busting in Farmington will involve shootouts and punch-ups with the criminal element, and even a bit of stealth creeps in along with police tactics of a type apparently "never before seen in a video game". You'll also get to dabble in the dodgier side of the job, issuing bribes, planting incriminating evidence and using brute force while avoiding being busted by Internal Affairs
Damn I was hoping for a game of the old B movie type film about the zombie type cop there for a minute, though The Shield is also a good thing to make a game of
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