SANTA CLARA, Calif., (April 13, 2005) - Leading video games developer and publisher Namco Hometek Inc. announced today "Dead to RightsTM: Reckoning" for the PSPTM portable entertainment system. Delivering the series' trademark nonstop, hard-boiled action and a gritty cop storyline, "Dead to Rights: Reckoning" is planned for release on the PSP in the summer of 2005.
"Dead to Rights: Reckoning" returns to crime-infested Grant City, as an important informant is kidnapped on the eve of the investigation of a major crime lord. Anticipating the worst if the crime boss is not brought to justice, Jack Slate and his K-9 companion Shadow thrust themselves into hostile gang territory to save the informant and bring peace to the City. "Dead to Rights: Reckoning" takes full advantage of the gaming power of the PSP, delivering advanced 3D graphics, surround audio design, and an advanced camera system that utilizes the handheld's widescreen display.
"'Dead to Rights: Reckoning' accurately translates the adrenaline-soaked combat of best-selling action series, and adds several new features that take advantage of the PSP hardware," said Pierre Roux, Executive Producer at Namco Hometek. "The game's unique ranged and melee fighting engine and stylish disarms are sure to make it one of the most action-packed games on the PSP when it is released this May."
"Dead to Rights: Reckoning" expands upon the blistering action of the series with a robust ranged and melee fighting system that allows Jack to spit lead and bust heads with ease, and an all-new selection of weapons and lethal disarms. Players will also have unprecedented control of Shadow, utilizing him to watch Jack's back and unleash savage canine fury on lowlife thugs. For the first time in the series "Dead to Rights: Reckoning" allows players to go head to head through wireless multiplayer death matches, adding hours of replay value to an already extensive single player campaign.
For more information on "Dead to Rights: Reckoning," 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.
"TEKKENÂ®," "SOULCALIBURÂ®," "PAC-MAN WORLDTM," "PAC-MANÂ®," "Ridge RacerÂ®," "Time CrisisÂ®" and "ACECOMBATTM" are trademarks or registered trademarks of Namco Limited in the United States and/or other countries. "Dead to RightsTM" is a trademark or registered trademark of Namco Hometek Inc. in the United States and/or other countries.
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