24: The Game Ships for PlayStation 2

2K Games, a publishing label of Take-Two Interactive Software, announced on Tuesday that 24: The Game, which is based upon Fox’s television series “24” staring Kiefer Sutherland, had shipped to retail stores. The game will be available on the PlayStation 2 video game system for $39.99.

24: The Game, said 2K Games, has a deep level of involvement from those behind the scenes at the television series. Many key actors and actresses from the series provided their likenesses and voice talents to 24: The Game including Kiefer Sutherland, Elisha Cuthbert and Carlos Bernard. In addition, the game’s storyline has been written in collaboration with series story editor and staff writer Duppy Demetrius, with music composed by Sean Callery, an Emmy award-winner for his work on 24.

In a press release, 2K Games said “24: The Game enables gamers to take on multiple roles from the show including Jack Bauer, Tony Almeida and Chase Edmunds as they complete more than 50 solo and team-based missions that feature elements such as shooting, stealth and puzzle-based gameplay along with the ability to interrogate captured enemies to obtain vital information. The game designers have also incorporated many of the series’ distinctive visual and audio features, including its innovative use of split-screen windows for simultaneous plot developments and a constant race against the 24-hour clock.”