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Midway casts several major Hollywood talents for Area 51
David Duchonvny, Marilyn Manson and Powers Booth sign on to offer voice talents for the upcoming first-person shooter.

by | August 26, 2004

Midway has announced its gathered a major Hollywood cast to lend their voice talents to the upcoming first-person action-thriller game, Area 51, planned for release on the Xbox and PlayStation 2 platforms.

Cast in the lead role is David Duchovny, star of the ultimate conspiracy-theory television show, The X-Files, who will bring his instantly recognizable voice to Area 51's lead character Specialist Ethan Cole, a special forces soldier specializing in hazardous materials investigations. Powers Boothe, who currently appears in the HBO mini-series Deadwood, will provide the voice of Major Bridges, while infamous recording artist Marilyn Manson will deliver an unforgettable performance as Edgar, the gray alien.

In Area 51, players take control of Ethan Cole, specialist of a hazardous material division sent to investigate a viral outbreak within the the confines of the military outpost. Cole discovers a deadly mutagenic side effect of the virus that controls the minds of those infected, as well as an ancient alien colony buried beneath the facility. Players will uncover the truth behind chilling conspiracies as they come across the remnants of the extraterrestrial crash at Roswell, alien autopsies, and the faked lunar landing. Cole must solve the enigma of Area 51 before the viral mutagen is released and irrevocably mutates all life on Earth.

Area 51 will offer full online functionality, featuring a variety of multiplayer modes such as as Deathmatch, Team Deathmatch, Capture the Flag, and Humans vs. Alien Mutant Team Deathmatch. Look for its release in the first quarter of 2005.

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