The Getaway: Black Monday stalled until 2005

SCEE London Studio says the sequel to 2003's driver-shooter won't hit American shores until next January; UK release still on track.

The bad news: American fans of the Getaway, 2003's combination of Grand Theft Auto-style driving and British Crime-flavored action, will have to wait a while longer for a second helping. The game's developer, SCEE London Studio, announced today that The Getaway: Black Monday won't make it to US shores until January 2005. No reason for the delay was given.

The good news: British gamers won't have to wait to get their hands on Black Monday. SCEE London Studio reps confirmed to GameSpot that the game will ship in the UK in late November, as scheduled. The game will be PlayStation 2-exclusive on both sides of the Atlantic.

Like the first Getaway, Black Monday will delve into the sordid underbelly of the English underworld. It will again feature high-speed car chases across a to-scale map of metropolitan London, with all its winding streets and back alleys. What's different this time around is the number of characters that gamers will get to play as (three versus two) and the crook-and-cop NPCs they will interact with.

News source: GameSpot

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