SANTA CLARA, Calif., (February 15, 2005) – Leading video games developer and publisher Namco Hometek Inc. announced today its highly anticipated role-playing game, XenosagaÂ® EPISODE II: Jenseits von Gut und BÃ¶se, has shipped to North American retail outlets. Developed by Monolith Software Inc. in Japan, Xenosaga EPISODE II continues the celebrated story of XenosagaÂ® EPISODE I: Der Wille zur Macht, which sold more than a million units worldwide. Exclusively for the PlayStationÂ®2 computer entertainment system, Xenosaga EPISODE II is rated T for Teen and carries an MSRP at retail of $49.99.
“Xenosaga EPISODE II is certain to captivate franchise fans and newcomers alike,” said Yoshi Niki, Business Unit Director at Namco Hometek Inc. “The Xenosaga series truly embodies the role-playing genre, and we are proud to deliver gamers with a title that boasts both a sophisticated, compelling storyline and exceptional game play.”
Xenosaga EPISODE II brings players to a world thousands of years into the future, where war is rampant and humanity is battling for survival against a mysterious alien race known as the Gnosis. Incredible cinematics bring to life Xenosaga EPISODE II’s epic storyline, which begins on Second Miltia with an elite cast of new and returning characters reaching the planet to recover the key to the Y-data hidden inside MOMO. Players must uncover the secrets surrounding the Miltian Conflict and delve further into the many unresolved questions and mysteries posed in Xenosaga EPISODE I.
Xenosaga EPISODE II features a fully customizable character growth system, allowing players to utilize more than 100 different skills such as Last Revenge, Overload and Double Power to equip characters with extraordinary abilities and overcome the most difficult situations. The game’s enhanced battle system and refined boost system lets players execute devastating two-character “Double Attacks” including Archangel’s Requiem, Fiery Ritornelle and the Gravity Bomb. With expansive worlds, fascinating characters and an engaging story, Xenosaga EPISODE II takes players on a philosophical journey filled with mystery, intrigue and surprise.
For more information on Xenosaga EPISODE II, 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 Santa Clara, 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: TekkenÂ®, SOULCALIBURÂ®, Dead to RightsÂ®, Pac-Man World, Ridge RacerÂ®, Time CrisisÂ® and ACECOMBAT. For more information about Namco and its products log onto www.namco.com.
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