REDWOOD CITY, Calif. â€“ November 8, 2005 â€“ Konami Digital Entertainment - America, a division of Konami Digital Entertainment, Inc., today announced that Suikoden Tacticsâ„¢ for the PlayStationÂ®2 computer entertainment system has shipped to retail stores nationwide. Suikoden Tactics is the first game in the acclaimed role playing based series that includes turn-based strategy and simulation elements. Following the adventures of a new hero, Kyril, the game allows players to experience this unique Suikoden universe in an all-new way. As an added bonus, packaged with the first run of Suikoden Tactics will be a limited edition music soundtrack CD-ROM featuring re-arranged tracks from the complete Suikoden franchise.
A truly sweeping and epic adventure set in beautifully rendered 3D environments, Suikoden Tactics thrusts players into the shoes of a young adventurer investigating the sudden appearance of hideous creatures in the Island Nations. While progressing through the game, players will encounter a cast of over 70 characters and will be able to bring over 50 of them into battle, including many familiar faces from past Suikoden games as well as well as characters that are new to the series. Throughout the game, they will gain new perspective on the events of Suikoden IV as well as uncover the dark, troubling secrets of the Rune Cannon.
Featuring more than 25 intense battle scenarios, Suikoden Tactics requires players to master innovative fighting systems. By merging the abilities of numerous characters with the â€˜Combination Attack System,â€™ players can maximize the strength of their party and use those heightened skills to dominate their enemies on the battlefield. The game also features a â€˜Ground Elemental System,â€™ where the ground itself contains the power of the elements, such as earth, wind, water, fire and lightning. Players can use these elements during battle for healing, inflicting damage to enemies, increasing your charactersâ€™ stats or decreasing your enemiesâ€™ stats. These abilities add a new level of strategy to the game as well as provide players a way to gain a tactical advantage during battle. In addition, newly added menus allow players to modify and improve their charactersâ€™ skills, tailor their equipment and upgrade their weapons to fully customize their team members throughout the game â€“ making their troops a force to be reckoned with!
Suikoden Tactics is rated â€œTâ€ for teens by the ESRB and will be available for an SRP of $39.99. For more information, please visit: http://www.konami.com/gs.
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