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Pool Shark 2 (PC PS2 & XBOX)

Posted Monday, August 9, 2004

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ZOO Digital Publishing is pleased to announce details of its forthcoming title Pool Shark 2. The game will be released for Playstation2, Xbox, and PC on November 12th 2004.

Pool Shark 2 has been developed by Blade interactive, the developers of the World Championship Snooker series. With their amazingly realistic physics engine now on its latest iteration of development and refinement, Pool Shark 2 will be the most realistic Pool game to be released.

Pool Shark 2 really does put the "cool into pool", with its fantastic set of characters who will challenge you to hustle in their own unique environments. Characters have been developed in depth and have their own motion capture, and dialogue. Opponents will goad players before and after shots to try and get them to loose their concentration, temper, and ultimately their cash! The dialogue is also styled to each character to add to the mood and atmosphere.

The environments within the game also add to the gaming experience. Each of the 10 locations has been superbly modelled, with action happening around the environments as well as on the table. The tables within each location are significantly different either in style of table, colour of the cloth, speed of cushions and quality of the table. All tables will suit a certain style of play, which will force the player to adapt to each location. Each environment is the home of two game characters; they hang around the locations looking for their next pool victim.

Key features.


  • Superb ultra-realistic physics system.


  • Motion Captured character animation. Pool shark 2 fluid Mo Caped animations. Each will include facial animation (which reacts to the play conditions)


  • 20 cool diverse characters to challenge, each with their own personality and style of play. Television style camera scripting system.


  • 10 vibrant locations to unlock.


  • Hustle mode to test your skill at the table for hard cash!


  • Trick shot section.


  • Numerous modes of pool games including standard 8ball and 9ball through to 10-pin pool!


  • Full online capabilities.

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