Newport Beach, CA - November 2, 2005 - Crave Entertainment, a leading publisher of console videogames, today announced that they have released World Championship Poker 2: Featuring Howard Lederer for the PlayStationÂ®2 computer entertainment system and XboxÂ® video game and entertainment system from Microsoft. World Championship Poker 2, the follow up to one of the best selling titles for the first half of 2005, is also slated to ship next month for the PSP(tm) (PlayStationÂ® Portable) system.
"The first World Championship Poker was the definitive poker experience on the console, reaching Greatest Hits status on PlayStation 2," said Rob Dyer, president and COO. "World Championship Poker 2 blows the original game out of the water. Exclusive pros such as Howard Lederer and Greg Raymer and an extremely compelling one player career mode make this game the best $20 a beginning or experienced poker player can spend."
"Crave did a great job creating a compelling one player career mode in World Championship Poker 2 that really lets players experience the challenge of rising up through the ranks as a professional poker player," commented Howard Lederer, holder of 13 major poker titles. "You'll feel the joy of winning a tournament and having cash to spend on expensive stuff, and the pain of having to hock that stuff when you hit a losing streak."
About World Championship Poker 2
Developed by Point of View, World Championship Poker 2 features a much more detailed one player game, where you now have to work your way up the ranks, starting in your mom's basement. Once you start winning and accumulating money, you can spend your winnings on increasingly better pads, and furnishings. Hit a losing streak, and you may have to hock your stuff to stay in the game. Other features of WCP2 include:
" 14 types of poker, including Texas Hold'em, Five Card Draw, Seven Card Stud and Pineapple
" Different levels of simulation - "Real Deal" for the more experienced card shark and "Power Play" for the casual players
" Active tell and bluff systems.
" Third-person "TV" mode (including the popular in-bumper "card cam") or first-person mode to watch human and computer opponents more closely for signs of tells and bluffs
" RPG-like upgradeable skill system
" Play with the pros - in game character likenesses, as well as play styles and iconic signature personality traits of some of the world's top poker
players including: Howard Ledrerer, Annie Duke, Greg Raymer, Robert Williamson, Matt Savage, Amir Vahidi, Clonie Gowen, and Paul Darden.
" Detailed character customization feature - really put yourself in the game
" More attitude - truly colorful color commentary including player controlled taunts, bluffs and tells
" Poker tutorials, as well as hints and tips on strategy
" Dynamic one player game - upgrade your pad and host online tournaments. Hock your stuff if you're desperate for funds for the next tournament
" Compatible for online play with World Championship Poker 2 PSP(tm) (PlayStationÂ®Portable) system users with PlayStationÂ®2 computer entertainment system.
Exclusive to the PlayStation 2 version of World Championship Poker 2 is support for the EyeToyTM USB Camera (for PlayStationÂ®2), which allows online
opponents to see each other as they play, in addition to supporting text chat. The Xbox version of the game supports Xbox LiveÂ® online game service
including Scoreboards, Voice/Chat and Live Aware.
About Crave Entertainment
Based in Newport Beach, California, Crave Entertainment is a privately held publisher of videogame entertainment products. Crave produces games for the major console platforms including PSP(tm) (PlayStation Portable) system, Nintendo DS(tm), Game BoyÂ® Advance, Nintendo GameCube(tm), the PlayStationÂ® game console, PlayStationÂ®2 computer entertainment system, and the XboxÂ® video game and entertainment system from Microsoft. For more information about Crave Entertainment, please visit http://www.cravegames.com.
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