Konami’s Nanobreaker™ Slashes Its Way to Retail Stores
Company: Konami
REDWOOD CITY, Calif. – February 15, 2005 – Konami Digital Entertainment – America, a division of Konami Digital Entertainment, Inc., today announced that NanoBreaker™ for the PlayStation®2 computer entertainment system has shipped to retail stores nationwide. Developed by Koji Igarashi, the producer of the legendary Castlevania® series, NanoBreaker puts a unique shape-shifting Plasma Blade into the hands of gamers as they rip their way through an extraordinary sci-fi world to defend humankind from annihilation.

In NanoBreaker, players assume the role of Jake Warren, a military cyborg torn between his human emotions and his deadly machine instinct. When the nanomachines go awry, they begin to harvest the blood of humans and the iron of buildings in an effort to construct an army of monster machines. Entire populations and whole colonies are assimilated. Only Jake can stop the onslaught.

The fast-paced gameplay of NanoBreaker keeps players moving through numerous futuristic stages. Featuring intuitive controls for beginners and advanced combos for expert gamers, the game's unique, transformable Plasma Blade weapon allows for a myriad of gameplay options, including slicing, grabbing, and smashing enemies. Maintaining the intense level of gameplay throughout the adventure, gamers will also experience extreme over-the-top visual CG cinematic scenes that add more depth and story to the game.

To capture stylistic blade actions and movement in the game, the development team worked closely with the stunt theater company, JAPAN ACTION ENTERPRISE CO, LTD., who has collaborated with numerous Hollywood action-film celebrities as well as Japanese martial arts stars.

NanoBreaker is rated M for “Mature” by the ESRB and is available for the SRP of $39.99. To learn more about the game, please visit: http://www.konami.com/gs/nanobreaker.

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®, SILENT HILL® and CASTLEVANIA®, 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/gs.

Nano Breaker™ is a trademark of Konami Computer Entertainment Tokyo, Inc. © 2005 Konami Computer Entertainment Tokyo. "PlayStation" and the "PS" Family are registered trademarks of Sony Computer Entertainment Inc. All other trademarks are the property of their respective owners.
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Game: Nanobreaker (Playstation 2)