SANTA CLARA, Calif., (May 13, 2005) â€“ Leading video games publisher and developer Namco Hometek Inc. announced today "Frame City KillerTM," a next-generation action game for the Xbox 360TM video game and entertainment system from Microsoft. Featuring astoundingly detailed graphics powered by the UnrealÂ® EngineTM 3 and immersive, non-linear gameplay, "Frame City Killer" is set to deliver an intense gaming experience this holiday season in North America and Europe.
Set in a futuristic metropolis in East Asia, "Frame City Killer" casts players as Crow, an assassin sent to Frame City to identify and eliminate Khan - a mysterious terrorist and head of a deadly new-age drug cartel. As a hit man, players track and profile targets, while utilizing numerous methods to execute the perfect hit. "Frame City Killer" offers players a dark and gritty storyline, thrilling car chases and a variety of ways for players to achieve their goals.
"'Frame City Killer' is an excellent showcase of what Namco has planned for next-generation consoles," said Nobuhiro Kasahara, president and CEO of Namco Hometek, Inc. "The Xbox 360 provides an all around entertainment experience with remarkable audiovisuals and groundbreaking gameplay immersion, allowing Namco to successfully deliver innovation and fun to consumers."
"Frame City Killer" is the first game by a Japanese developer to use the Unreal Engine 3. This technology allows players to experience the most realistic visuals and physics in an interactive environment including bombs shattering windows and bullets destroying cars.
"Namco has developed some of the greatest franchises in the history of the video game industry and we are extremely excited that they have licensed Unreal Engine 3," said Tim Sweeney, Chairman and Founder of Epic Games Inc. "We know that gamers everywhere will be just as excited to see what they are building with our technology."
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: "SOULCALIBURÂ®," "TekkenÂ®," "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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