Live on both sides of the law.
Mark is a professional bank-robber, trying in vain to leave his past behind him. But when his son is kidnapped by gangland boss, Charlie Jolson, he is unwillingly dragged back into the seedy underworld of vice and corruption in order to free his son from the clutches of the most feared man in organised crime.
The player will journey through a genre busting action adventure in the shoes of a professional criminal and an embittered police detective, seeing the story unfold from two completely different characters with their own agendas.
THE GETAWAY is a first for video-gaming. The team has painstakingly recreated over 50 square kilometres of the heart of London. Gamers will be able to explore the city on foot or steal a car and drive through any street from Kensington Palace to the Tower of London; it's all there. Over 50 cars are available; all based on real-life car models. Players will be able to perform astounding car-stunts such as two-wheel races down back alleys, jumps and tyre-burning skids.
Incorporating film production techniques, the team has managed to fuse the interactive fun of video games with the high production standards more accustomed to Hollywood. Real life actors have been hired to give the characters a level of depth unheard of within the video game industry, and with a script writer and art director employed from the film industry, at times the player could be mistaken for thinking they are directing their own movie!
Players will have the sensation that they are entering a real, living city, with pedestrians and other drivers all getting on with their lives, as you try to save their own ? even if it means stealing, reckless driving and widespread mayhem! The many varied characters that the player will interact with have been created through the use of REAL actors' likenesses to give them depth and personality which results in a gritty realism rarely seen in video-games.
Players will be able to explore vast areas of Central London on foot or by car with an unprecendented level of freedom as they can take any car, anywhere, anytime and enter and exit buildings at will.
REAL-actor likenesses and motion capture are used to give the characters more realism and emotion with incredible new facial animation technology brings the story to life like never before.
Team Soho have paid incredible attention to detail throughout the game in order to faithfully re-create over 50sq Kilometres of London with pain-staking accuracy. In addition the team have commissioned the services of a Hollywood Art Director to create all the storyboards and building interiors.
Getaway incorporates evolving Environments that react to the players? actions within the game. For example streets that get damaged during car chases are being repaired when you return to them on subsequent missions.
Special attention has been paid to creating a deeply involving atmosphere where London is alive with people and traffic and has a real gritty gangster feel, typified so well by films such as "Lock, Stock & Two Smoking Barrels" and "The Long Good Friday."
Players must steal and generally cause mayhem if they are to achieve their goals and advance through 24 missions (12 per character.) Interweaving story lines allow the player to see the events from unique perspectives, which will involve and entertain even the most experienced gamers.
Over 50 ?playable? cars are available, all based on their real-life counterparts and players will be able to perform spectacular stunts if they push their cars to the limit by performing two-wheel driving, jumps and skids.
Team Soho was the first internal development studio to be set up in 1994. Its first two releases Total NBA and Total NBA ?97 were both critically acclaimed. The studio then went on to produce Porsche Challenge, Rapid Racer, Spice World and more recently This Is Football which has recorded over 500,000 units sold since its launch at the end of last year.