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"SAMURAI SHODOWN V" Ships Exclusively for Xbox

WALL, NJ. - January 17, 2006 - SNK PLAYMORE USA CORPORATION, the US publishing arm of the SNK PLAYMORE CORPORATION, announced today that they have shipped SAMURAI SHODOWN V exclusively for the Xbox® video game and entertainment system from Microsoft. SAMURAI SHODOWN V, one of SNK's greatest fighting franchises now features full Xbox Live® online game service support and the addition of Tournament Mode.

SAMURAI SHODOWN is considered one of the greatest fighting franchises of all time, and is the first appearance of the series on any current generation of consoles in North America. According to Richard Li of top gaming site, 1UP.com, "The series has become one of the flagships of SNK PLAYMORE. It's spurred a subculture devoted to the competitive nature of the game."

About SAMURAI SHODOWN V
SAMURAI SHODOWN V is the story of one Samurai's quest against the Shogun which leads to the gathering of the bravest warriors.

SAMURAI SHODOWN V features

" Xbox Live® support featuring Tournament Mode
" Choose from a total of 26 fighters including 14 new characters to the franchise
" Select characters designed by world-renowned manga artist Nobuhiro Wazuki
" Power up the Rage Gauge and unleash death combos for extreme damage
" Force your opponent into slow motion with Spirit Strength
" Original Japanese version included.

About SNK PLAYMORE USA CORPORATION
Headquartered in Osaka, Japan, SNK PLAYMORE CORPORATION (SNK) develops, publishes and distributes interactive entertainment software in Japan, North America, Europe and Asia. Founded in 1978, SNK is one of the largest privately held interactive entertainment content providers in the world. Known for such franchises as THE KING OF FIGHTERS , METAL SLUG, and SAMURAI SHODOWN, SNK continues to be and industry leader by focusing on their rich arcade history. More information on SNK PLAYMORE CORPORATION can be found at http://www.snkplaymore.co.jp

SNK PLAYMORE USA is a wholly owned subsidiary of SNK PLAYMORE CORPORATION with offices in Wall, NJ. It handles operations in North America, including publishing, marketing, development and localization. More information on
SNK PLAYMORE USA can be found at http://www.snkplaymoreusa.com

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