San Jose, Ca., (November 5, 2004) – Leading video games developer and publisher Namco Hometek Inc. released today its first official trailer for XenosagaÃ‚Â® EPISODE II: Jenseits von Gut und Bose, the company’s emotionally charged and much anticipated role-playing game. The movie offers a first look at several of the game’s main characters and dynamic mech battles while hinting at its dynamic, detailed storyline. Exclusively for the PlayStationÃ‚Â®2 computer entertainment system, Xenosaga EPISODE II will be released during the first quarter of 2005.
A sequel to the well-received XenosagaÃ‚Â® EPISODE I: Der Wille zur Macht, Xenosaga EPISODE II opens with players fighting for control over the original Zohar to unravel its mystery and defeat the Gnosis. Shion, KOS-MOS and other recognizable characters return with more mature and refined character designs as they battle against new mechs. Players may also customize characters by choosing from more than 100 different skills and abilities.
The sequel’s improved battle system utilizes team combination attacks, a refined boost system, double team attacks and a zone attack/break system. Additionally, turn-based battles provide players with more strategic options and difficult challenges. The Xenosaga EPISODE II experience is complete with impressive cinematics and high-quality voice acting as the game unravels its complex and philosophical themes throughout its intriguing storyline.
For more information about Xenosaga EPISODE II, please visit www.namco.com.