Xbox Announces European Release Dates for Two Tecmo Titles
Company: Tecmo
LONDON, 21st January 2005 - Xbox® 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".

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About Tecmo
Tecmo, Inc. (http://www.tecmo.co.jp/) is well known for its hit series Dead or Alive®. The most recent version, Dead or Alive® Xtreme Beach Volleyball and Project Zero are available on Xbox. Other notable classics include the million-selling series Ninja Gaiden® and Tecmo Bowl®. Tecmo also publishes the hit series Monster Rancher® and Gallop Racer®.

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 tag line, "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 [INSERT COUNTRY] for an estimated street price of €149.99/£99.99.

About Xbox Live
A new frontier in imagination and extraordinary interaction, no one else offers the richness of online gameplay found on Xbox Live. The world's only unified global online console games service, Xbox Live is continuously innovating to provide members with unparalleled experiences. This unique service unites gamers together in a dynamic community where they can experience the best online games, exclusive programming and continuous downloadable content. Xbox Live launched in the United States in November 2002 and is available in 24 countries. Please visit http://www.xbox.com/live for more information.

About Microsoft Game Studios
Microsoft Game Studios is a leading worldwide publisher and developer of games for the Xbox® video game system and Windows and online platforms. Comprising a network of top developers, Microsoft Game Studios is committed to creating innovative and diverse games for Windows (http://www.microsoft.com/games/), including such franchises as "Age of Empires®," "Flight Simulator" and "Zoo Tycoon®"; Xbox (http://www.xbox.com/), including such franchises as "Halo®," "Project Gotham Racing®" and Zone.com (http://www.zone.com/), the official games channel for the MSN® network and home to such hits as "Bejeweled" and "OutSmartTM."

About Bungie
Bungie Studios was founded in 1991 with two goals: to develop games that combine brilliant technology, beautiful art, intelligent stories and deep gameplay, and then sell enough of those games to achieve its real goal of total world domination. Over the past 10 years it has produced games such as the "Marathon Trilogy" and the first two "Myth" games, hailed as classics by critics and gamers around the world. Released in 2001, "Halo: Combat Evolved" has achieved phenomenal success on the Microsoft Xbox video game system and is also available for the PC. More information on Bungie can be found at http://www.bungie.net.

About Microsoft
Founded in 1975, Microsoft (Nasdaq "MSFT") is the worldwide leader in software, services and solutions that help people and businesses realize their full potential.
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