Hidden Invasion for Sony PlayStation 2 (PS2)
From the makers of the Dreamcast action title Soul Fighter comes Hidden Invasion, a 3D beat-em-up set in the year 2027. The story follows two members of the Shadowforce division of the National Security Special Operations agency, assigned to what should be little more than a routine mission. It soon becomes obvious that it's anything but, and the duo eventually uncover an alien conspiracy -- the outcome of which will determine the fate of the human race. Gameplay is patterned after Toka's Dreamcast effort, in that players select a character (either a male or female pugilist) and must fight their way through a series of enemy-laden environments using the handful of melee attacks available to them. Offering brief respite from the constant hand-to-hand combat are the projectile weapons that can be found in each level. In addition to having to defeat every enemy found within a given area, players will need to complete basic objectives before the allotted time runs out. Objectives come in the form of "fetch" quests that require the acquisition of keys or the disarming of bombs. To help players seek out the current objective, an onscreen arrow is provided to point towards the task at hand. Unlike its predecessor, Hidden Invasion supports simultaneous cooperative two-player action.