San Jose, Ca., (October 19, 2004) – Leading video games developer and publisher Namco Hometek Inc. announced today the latest addition to its popular light gun action shooter franchise, Time CrisisÃ‚Â®: Crisis Zone, has shipped to North American retail outlets. Developed by Namco Ltd. in Japan, Time Crisis: Crisis Zone is poised to send players into the heart of its next epic battle exclusively for the PlayStationÃ‚Â®2 computer entertainment system.
“With unlockable double-gun game play, an arsenal of new weapons and highly interactive environments, Time Crisis: Crisis Zone takes first-person action shooting to a new level of interactive entertainment,” said Garry Cole, executive vice president at Namco Hometek Inc. “Time Crisis: Crisis Zone is certain to satisfy long-time franchise fans and eager newcomers this fall.”
Time Crisis: Crisis Zone travels to Garland Square, located on the outskirts of London, where a terrorist group has taken control of the recently opened complex. Assuming the role of elite Special Tactics Force counter-terrorism officer Claude McGarren, players enjoy an unprecedented level of realistic interaction with the game play environments, including shooting items off of store shelves and tables, burning clothing racks and breaking glass. En route, players can blaze through levels and eliminate enemies using two GUNCONÃ‚Â®2s by unlocking the double-gun shooting feature. Additional unlockable features including extra game play modes, special settings and new enemies provide extra depth and replay value to the latest installment in the Time CrisisÃ‚Â® series of games.
For more information on Time Crisis: Crisis Zone, please visit www.namco.com.
About Namco Hometek Inc.
Namco Hometek Inc. is the U.S. consumer division of Namco Limited, a Tokyo-based world leader in the high-tech entertainment industry. Based in San Jose, CA, Namco Hometek Inc. is an award-winning video games publisher for next generation game consoles. Namco has created some of the industry's greatest video game franchises: TekkenÃ‚Â®, SOULCALIBURÃ‚Â®, Dead to RightsÃ‚Â®, Pac-Man World?, Ridge RacerÃ‚Â®, Time CrisisÃ‚Â® and ACECOMBAT?. For more information about Namco and its products log onto www.namco.com .
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