Namco Hometek Inc.
announced today that Ghosthunter
, a third-person action adventure game from Sony Computer Entertainment
’s Cambridge Studio, has gone gold and will ship in North America on August 17, 2004. Check our gallery
to see eight new screenshots. The game is already available in Europe.
REACHING OUT FROM THE BEYOND...GHOSTHUNTER® GOES GOLD!
It’s a Living Hell, Minus the Living
San Jose, Ca., (August 5, 2004) – There are thousands of ghost stories, tales of loss, suffering and rejection—into a few—intrude the living. Leading video games developer and publisher Namco Hometek Inc. announced today that Ghosthunter®, a third-person action adventure game from Sony Computer Entertainment’s Cambridge Studio, has gone gold. Exclusively for the PlayStation®2 computer entertainment system, Ghosthunter will take players on a thrilling quest to conquer the world of the dead.
“If you think you can’t get spooked while playing a game, think again,” said Rod Nakamoto, executive director of research and development at Namco Hometek Inc. Namco. “Ghosthunter brings the action and suspense flavors together combining stealth, strategy, and all out blasting action with creepy characters and locales.”
During a routine patrol through a derelict high school, Lazarus Jones, a rookie Detroit cop, and his partner, Anna Steele, stumble across the ghost research laboratory of Professor Peter Richmond. Lazarus unintentionally liberates a legion of ghosts and spirits that begin to wreak havoc around the world and a malevolent spirit abducts Anna. Armed with second sight and a cache of weapons and gadgets, the idealistic cop is forced to take on the entire spirit realm in hopes of finding his valued partner -- and saving the world. An emotionally driven storyline with a mentally disturbing cast of characters, including monster teddy bears, giant reptiles and insane little girls, help Ghosthunter redefine the action adventure genre.
Ghosthunter is rated T for Teen by the Entertainment Software Ratings Board (ESRB) and
carries a suggested retail price of $49.99. The game will be available in stores nationwide beginning August 17, 2004. For more information about the game visit the Ghosthunter web site at http://ghosthunter.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 San Jose, 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®, SOULCALIBUR®, Dead to Rights®, Pac-Man World?, Ridge Racer®, Time Crisis® and ACECOMBAT?. For more information about Namco and its products log onto www.namco.com.
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