SAN JOSE, Calif., (December 17, 2004) – Leading video games developer and publisher Namco Hometek Inc. announced details today about TEKKEN’s bonus mode in its highly anticipated fighting franchise title TEKKENÃ‚Â® 5. The action-based game mode allows players to enjoy the distinct game play of the 20 million unit-selling TEKKEN franchise with use of renewed control mechanics. Exclusively for the PlayStationÃ‚Â®2 computer entertainment system, TEKKEN 5 is scheduled for a North American release in Q1 of 2005.
Unfolding the side storyline of character Jin Kazama, the bonus mode brings players more invigorating fighting action than ever before, including blasting off or pounding a large number of enemies coming at them in mass quantities. Players can also enjoy unique actions not allowed in the main game, including the ability to move freely throughout stages, destroy columns and walls, jump to the second floor, double jump to obtain out-of-reach items and hang from walls. The bonus mode will also contain a number of strategic elements to challenge players as they advance further along in stages.
Renowned for its variety of characters, amazing graphics and lightning-paced game play, TEKKEN 5 promises to deliver the ultimate, most visually stunning fighting game experience ever seen in a TEKKEN game. TEKKEN 5 brings back the popular cast of characters from the previous TEKKEN games, along with three new characters, for a total of 20 default characters to start and more to unlock as players progress in the game. TEKKEN 5 allows players to use their fight money to customize their characters with various accessories such as hats, glasses and an assortment of different costumes. Each of the new characters are equipped with a variety of deadly techniques, and the returning characters have been updated with new moves and attack combinations.
For more information on TEKKEN 5, please visit www.namco.com
About the TEKKEN Series
TEKKEN was the first title to launch Namco’s legacy in the fighting game genre. Featuring an intriguing story with various stylistic characters and high-end graphics, TEKKEN became an instant success in the arcades and later was developed for the PlayStationÃ‚Â® and PlayStationÃ‚Â®2 computer entertainment systems. Sales of the TEKKEN franchise has surpassed 20 million units worldwide.
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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