SANTA CLARA, Calif., (April 12, 2005) â€“ Leading video games publisher and developer Namco Hometek Inc. announced today that the latest epic adventure in the enormously popular "Tales" franchise, "Tales of LegendiaÂ®," will be coming to the U.S. market exclusively for the PlayStationÂ®2 computer entertainment system.
In development for several years, "Tales of Legendia" will offer fantastic 3D graphics, dynamic battle scenes and an emotionally-charged storyline. Additionally, "Tales of Legendia" features a unique cast of characters designed by Kazuto Nakazawa, the internationally renowned Japanese artist acclaimed for his amazing animation sequences in "Kill Bill: Vol. 1."
"We look forward to bringing the newest 'Tales' adventure to the loyal fans of this franchise," said Yoshi Niki, Business Unit Director at Namco Hometek Inc. "'Tales of Legendia's' updated graphics and engaging battle system clearly sets a new standard for the role-playing genre of games, and we are confident players will be delighted with this next journey."
"Tales of Legendia" is an epic tale of love and heroism that explores the ties that bind us all. Senel Coolidge, a young expert of the special skill called "eres," was drifting in the misty ocean on a small boat with his younger sister Shirley. As food ran out and their strength deteriorated, an island suddenly burst through the mist and approached the boat with astonishing speed. The boat was engulfed by wild waves as Senel tried to steer it. When they woke up on the shore, they realized it was not an ordinary island, but actually the deck of the mysterious giant ship called Legacy. Have they stumbled upon an unknown civilization, or is the Legacy a relic of something long past?
The 'Tales' series has been thrilling RPG fans around the world for nearly a decade. While it follows a traditional RPG format, the series is set apart by its slick presentation and art, real-time interactive battle system and clever level designs and puzzles.
For more information about "Tales of Legendia," please visit: http://www.namco.com/games/talesoflegendia/
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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