REDWOOD CITY, Calif. - April 26, 2005 - Konami Digital Entertainment - America, a division of Konami Digital Entertainment, Inc., today shipped Rengoku(tm): The Tower of Purgatory for the PSP(tm) portable entertainment system. The second original PSP game by Konami, Rengoku features an imaginative science-fiction setting with breathtaking graphics and dark, gritty foreboding art created by famed Japanese illustrator Jun Suemi. Modeled in a compelling blend of Eastern and Western sci-fi fantasy environments, Rengoku places players in a dark and distant future in the role of a well-armed battle android that must fight its way to the pinnacle of a great tower to confront a mysterious foe. Created especially for the PSP portable, Rengoku features immense replay value thanks to the system's wireless technology and the game's four-person multiplayer gameplay.
"By utilizing the system's innovative wireless technology and amazing graphics, Rengoku provides non-stop action with brilliant visuals and delivers an incredible portable gaming experience to consumers," said Wilson Cheng, product manager, Konami Digital Entertainment - America.
Battling through eight massive and distinctly-themed levels, gamers continue to move upward, improving their android's skills, as well as acquiring new weapons and technologies. The dungeon-crawling action with randomized levels and missions also offers tremendous replay value. Players must strategically manage their resources to tackle the missions at hand and achieve long-term goals. Taking full advantage of the PSP portable's capabilities, gamers can trade equipment and items or battle with up to three other players in the action-packed deathmatch mode via the wireless multiplayer connection. In the end, there can be only one master atop the Tower of Purgatory!
Rengoku(tm): The Tower of Purgatory is available exclusively for the PSP portable entertainment system for an SRP of $39.99 and rated "M" for Mature by the ESRB. For more information on the game, please visit: http://www.konami.com/gs.
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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 SolidÂ®, Silent HillÂ® and CastlevaniaÂ®, 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.