REDWOOD CITY, Calif. - November 9, 2004 - Konami Digital Entertainment - America, a division of Konami Digital Entertainment, Inc., today announced that Shaman King(tm): Power of spirit for the PlayStation(r)2 computer entertainment system and Shaman King(tm): Master of spirits for Nintendo's Game Boy(r) Advance have shipped to retail stores nationwide. As the first titles based on the popular Shaman King television series on 4Kids Entertainment's FOX BOX(tm) and comic books, these action-packed, anime-style games bring the exciting world and characters to life in a fully interactive experience.
Shaman King follows the story of Yoh Asakura, a junior high student hiding an amazing secret. Yoh is a shaman, one of the few who can communicate with ghosts and spirits. Through his powers, Yoh can join forces with another spirit uniting ghost and human together as one. Yoh teams up with Amidamaru, the spirit of a 600-year-old samurai warrior, and with this powerful union, Yoh begins his quest to be crowned Shaman King in the Grand Tournament, held once every 500 years!
Featuring an all-new story, including characters from the animated series and exclusive characters not seen in the TV show or comic book, Shaman King:
Power of spirit (PlayStation 2) provides a fun mix of strategic adventure and fighting strategy. Power of spirit finds Yoh and his friends robbed of their shamanic powers by a mysterious force - the Fourth Millennium. A beautiful 3D graphics engine, animation and CGI movies bring the characters and story to life as Yoh and his companions implement multiple fighting styles and strategies to take out enemies and defeat the nefarious Fourth Millennium.
Shaman King: Master of spirits (Game Boy Advance) features an original adventure where Yoh must fight his way through multiple stages filled with enemies and traps in order to stop an evil shaman from resurrecting the Guardian of Demons. Characters from the TV show and comics will appear along the way to help or hinder Yoh as he traverses numerous stages and branching paths.
Introduced in Japan in 1998, Shaman King has become a success with more than 20 million comic books and more than 165 million trading cards sold. The Shaman King animated series debuted on FOX BOX in fall 2003 in the U.S.
Shaman King: Power of spirit is rated "T" for Teen and Shaman King: Master of spirits is rated "E" for Everyone by the ESRB and are available for the SRP of $39.99 and $29.99, respectively. To learn more about either of these titles, please visit: http://www.konami.com/ shamanking.
About KONAMI CORPORATION
Konami Corporation is a leading developer, publisher and manufacturer of electronic entertainment properties, specializing in the home video game market. Konami Corporation's action and adventure titles include the popular franchises Metal Gear Solid(r), Silent Hill(r) and Castlevania(r), among other top sellers. The latest information about Konami can be found on the Web at www.konami.com. Konami Corporation is a publicly traded company based in Tokyo, Japan with subsidiary offices, Konami Digital Entertainment, Inc. in the US and Konami of Europe in Frankfurt, Germany. Konami Corporation, the parent company of Konami Digital Entertainment, Inc. is traded in the United States on the New York Stock Exchange under the ticker symbol KNM. Details of the products published by Konami Digital Entertainment - America can be found at www.konami.com/usa.
About 4Kids Entertainment
Headquartered in New York City with international offices in London, 4Kids Entertainment, Inc. (NYSE: KDE) is a global provider of children's entertainment and merchandise licensing. 4Kids, through its wholly owned subsidiaries, provides domestic and international merchandise licensing; television, film, music and home video production and distribution; media planning and buying; product development; and Web site development. For further information, visit the Company's Web site at www.4KidsEntertainment.com .
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