LONDON, 21st January 2005 - XboxÃ‚Â® today announced European release dates for two highly anticipated titles from renowned Japanese games developer Tecmo. The first of the two Xbox exclusive titles to hit European shelves is Project Zero 2, available from 4th February and the sequel to the highly popular survival horror Project Zero. The second title is the latest offering from Team Ninja's popular Japanese fighting series, Dead or Alive Ultimate, which will be available from 18th February.
Gamers will be able to experience the entire history of the DOA series for the first time on a single console. Dead or Alive Ultimate consists of the original Dead or Alive and an "Ultimate" version of Dead or Alive 2, which features stunning visuals. Dead or Alive Ultimate is a fully online 3D fighting game for the Xbox video game system featuring a multitude of online features via Xbox Live, creating the world's largest online community of fighting-game fans.
Xbox owners can also buy the prequel to Project Zero –Project Zero 2: Crimson Butterfly. Taking the chill factor to another level, gamers follow the horrifying journey of Mio and her twin sister, Mayu through a lost village haunted by ghosts. Offering new features such as an additional first person view mode, new costumes, more ghosts, surround sound, sharper visuals and a new survival mode, Project Zero 2 will have gamers trembling for more!
"We are very excited about the release of both these highly-anticipated titles in Europe. They come from one of the industry's most distinguished developers, Tecmo, who have been a great partner for us" said Stephen McGill Head of UK Marketing. "We are very pleased to be bringing them both exclusively to Xbox gamers".
Tecmo, Inc. (http://www.tecmo.co.jp/) is well known for its hit series Dead or AliveÃ‚Â®. The most recent version, Dead or AliveÃ‚Â® Xtreme Beach Volleyball and Project Zero are available on Xbox. Other notable classics include the million-selling series Ninja GaidenÃ‚Â® and Tecmo BowlÃ‚Â®. Tecmo also publishes the hit series Monster RancherÃ‚Â® and Gallop RacerÃ‚Â®.
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