Target Sighted: Sniper Elite(TM) Goes Gold
Company: Namco
SANTA CLARA, Calif., (October 3, 2005) – Leading video games developer and publisher Namco Hometek Inc. today announced that “Sniper Elite(TM)” has gone gold. A realistic sniper simulation set in the final days of World War II, “Sniper Elite” puts players in the midst of an international race for nuclear weaponry and features authentic sniping mechanics and online play for up to eight players. Developed by Rebellion in the UK, the game will be available for the PlayStation(R)2 computer entertainment system, Xbox(R) video game system and PC this September.

“Sniper Elite” depicts the end of the European theater of World War II. The Germans are nearly defeated and the Western Allies and Soviets have begun preparing for the next war. Players assume the role of an OSS agent sent behind enemy lines in an Allied bid to keep German atomic weapons research out of Soviet hands. Taking place in war torn Berlin, a single bullet could change the course of history.

“The unique gameplay in ‘Sniper Elite’ offers an experience few games can compare to,” said Jeff Lujan, business director, Namco Hometek Inc. “’Sniper Elite’ was designed around the core sniper tenets of stealth, accuracy and instinct. These mechanics carry over to the multiplayer gameplay and deliver an online experience like no other. And, with an expansive single-player campaign, ‘Sniper Elite’ should offer players countless hours of gameplay.”

Utilizing advanced sniping mechanics, “Sniper Elite” delivers an unprecedented battlefield experience. In taking aim at their adversaries, players will
need to factor wind speed, heart rate, position and gravity in ensuring that their aim is true. With dynamic mission objectives and open environments, the single player campaign spans 28 levels that allows players the creative freedom to complete objectives in almost any manner utilizing their honed sniper skills.

The battle for freedom goes online with “Sniper Elite’s” different multiplayer modes. Virtual snipers can go online to take on players from around the
world in a massive game of cat and mouse for up to eight players. Multiplayer modes will include Frag’N Tags, Assassination, Deathmatch, and Team
Deathmatch. Going online will also give players the chance to compare their “Sniper Elite(TM)” scores against people from all over the world. Players can also progress though the game’s story with a friend in split screen cooperative mode, using advanced team strategies, choosing to divide and conquer or stick together for additional firepower to achieve their goals.

“Sniper Elite” is rated “M” for Mature by the ESRB. For more information on “Sniper Elite,” please visit www.namco.com.

About Rebellion
UK-based computer games super-developer Rebellion was established in 1991 by brothers Jason and Chris Kingsley. Rebellion has developed such games as the double BAFTA-nominated “Aliens Vs. Predator” for 20th Century Fox on the PC. Recent releases include “Rainbow Six: Lone Wolf,” “World War Zero” and “Delta Force: Black Hawk Down.” Amongst other titles Rebellion is currently producing “Rogue Trooper” for Eidos, and working on its Next Generation of hit titles.
 
Sniper Eliteâ„¢ & (C) 2005 Rebellion. All Rights Reserved. Website: www.rebellion.co.uk

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: Tekken(R), SOULCALIBUR(R), Dead to Rights(R), Pac-Man World(TM), Ridge Racer(R), Time Crisis(R) and ACECOMBAT(TM). For more information about Namco and its products log onto www.namco.com.

About Xbox
Xbox (http://www.xbox.com) is the video game system from Microsoft that brings people together for the most exhilarating game and entertainment
experiences. Xbox delivers an expansive collection of breakthrough games, powerful hardware and the unified Xbox Live online service. The new tagline, "it's good to play together," captures the spirit of Xbox as the social hub of the new digital entertainment lifestyle. Xbox is now available in North America, Asia, Europe and Australia.

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