SANTA CLARA, Calif., (April 5, 2005) - Leading video games publisher and developer Namco Hometek Inc. today announced "Shogun Warrior: The Lost Army" for the Nintendo Dual-ScreenTM. Taking advantage of the unique capabilities of the DS, "Shogun Warrior" allows players to plot complex battle plans using the system's touch screen and engage in massive wireless multiplayer skirmishes for up to 8 players. Developed by Box Clever Interactive, "Shogun Warrior" is planned for release in October 2005.
In "Shogun Warrior", players assume the role of one of two brothers who are locked in bloody combat in feudal Japan. Conquering neighboring territories and amassing formidable armies, only one warrior will be able to survive the deadly endgame to realize his ambitions and claim the title of Shogun.
In their quest to become Shogun, players will utilize the Nintendo DS's touch screen to plot complex battle plans while watching the action play out through detailed 3D graphics on the top screen. Touch screen mini-games such as duels, castle sieges and sea battles enhance the battle experience and give "Shogun Warrior" impressive gameplay variety and replay value. In between encounters, gamers will be able to use diplomacy and military strategy to manage their forces. For the ultimate in feudal warfare, up to 8 players can engage in enormous clashes through the wireless multiplayer capabilities of the Nintendo DS.
"With its touch screen and wireless multiplayer capabilities, the Nintendo DS is uniquely suited to excel at real-time strategy games," said Jeff Lujan, Business Director at Namco Hometek. "'Shogun Warrior' fully embraces these features to deliver an all new and innovative gameplay experience to handheld gamers, while offering a rich and vibrant interpretation of feudal Japan."
For more details on "Shogun Warrior: The Lost Army", 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 WorldTM," "Ridge RacerÂ®," "Time CrisisÂ®" and "ACECOMBATTM." For more information about Namco and its products log onto www.namco.com.
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