CYPRESS, CA â€“ June 1, 2005 â€“ Bandai Games Inc. today announced "Ghost in the ShellÂ®: Stand Alone ComplexTM" for PlayStationÂ®Portable (PSPTM) handheld entertainment system from Sony Computer Entertainment Inc. Based on the critically-acclaimed anime series by the renowned manga artist and writer Masamune Shirow, this sci-fi first-person shooter offers wireless multiplayer action for up to four-players, including heated cooperative and competitive modes.
"Cutting edge technology is one of the main themes in the 'Ghost in the ShellÂ®' series," said Rika Maruya, Co-Producer of Bandai Games Inc. "We naturally wanted to take advantage of the wireless capabilities of the PSP to truly immerse gamers into an edgy, futuristic world of hackers and cybernetic entities.'"
About "Ghost in the Shell: Stand Alone Complex" for the PSP
In the futuristic world of "Ghost in the Shell: Stand Alone Complex," crime knows no limits. Gamers can face off against cyber-criminals as members of Section 9, an elite group of secret intelligence operatives tasked to keep technological terrorists at bay. Players must use "Major" Motoko Kusanagi's agility, her partner Batou's strength, the rookie Togusa's stealth, or Saito's sniper skills to unravel the mysteries of Berutarube.
"Ghost in the Shell: Stand Alone Complex" offers gamers the chance to:
Issue precise commands and orders to the sentient Think Tank, Tachikoma, to gain an advantage during heated battles
Customize Tachikoma with unique accessories and change the personality of the tanks with different commands
Choose from 51 different weapons; from hand guns to rocket launchers and sub-machine guns
Play wirelessly in head-to-head battles
Hack into enemies or surveillance systems to break down the terrorist cells
"Ghost in the Shell: Stand Alone Complex" is scheduled to ship this summer.
About Bandai Games Inc.
Bandai Games Inc. is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Bandai America Incorporated and a leading publisher of interactive entertainment software for popular videogame systems such as the PlayStationÂ®Portable (PSPTM) handheld entertainment system, PlayStationÂ®2 computer entertainment system, the XboxÂ® video game system from Microsoft, the Nintendo DSTM, Nintendo GameCubeTM, and the Game BoyÂ® Advance. Unique characters and stimulating game experiences highlight Bandai Games Inc.'s distinctive product lineup which include hit titles such as Inuyasha and Digimon. Bandai Games Inc. is headquartered in Cypress, California. For more information and press downloads please visit: www.BandaiGames.com.