CAPCOMâS ONIMUSHAÂ®: DAWN OF DREAMS RECEIVES MPSE 2006 GOLDEN REEL AWARD FOR BEST SOUND EDITING IN COMPUTER ENTERTAINMENT
SUNNYVALE, Calif Â¾ March 10, 2006 â CapcomÂ® today reveals OnimushaÂ®: Dawn of Dreams, the latest chapter in the critically acclaimed Onimusha series, has received the MPSE 2006 Golden Reel Award for Best Sound Editing in Computer Entertainment. The epic action game for the PlayStationÂ®2 computer entertainment system was bestowed the prestigious honor at the 53rd MPSE awards ceremony held on March 4, 2006 at The Beverly Hilton Hotel in Beverly Hills, California. Chosen by members of the motion picture and television industry, each year the MPSE presents the Golden Reel Awards which acknowledges the year's best work in the various areas of sound editing for movies, television, home video and computer entertainment. Based on the Onimusha franchise which has sold more than seven million units worldwide, Onimusha: Dawn of Dreams focuses on the destiny of a new hero whose courage and fortitude must withstand the adversaries that wait in ancient feudal Japan.
âIt is an honor to be recognized for the teamâs efforts in sound editing alongside other talented groups from the motion picture and television industry,â said Yoshinori Ono, producer, Capcom Co., Ltd. âWe take great pride in the production effort that we put behind Onimusha: Dawn of Dreams and I am thrilled this project was highly regarded for its technological merits in sound.â
Onimusha: Dawn of Dreams begins approximately 15 years following the annihilation of the infamous Japanese warlord Oda Nobunaga at Honno Temple. Another dark shadow now looms over Japan as Nobunagaâs successor, Hideyoshi Toyotomi, has decided to align himself with the evil Genma forces. Players assume the role of Soki, a young warrior who possesses incredible power, along with several other cohorts to try and thwart Hideyoshiâs pursuit for power. This latest iteration exceeds its predecessors and continues the franchiseâs artistic excellence by delivering an ambitious saga with more intense gameplay, expansive environment and a new fighting system; creating a deeper and gripping experience that the series is known to deliver. Onimusha: Dawn of Dreams is now available at retailers across North America and carries an âMâ rating for mature audiences by the ESRB (Entertainment Software Rating Board).
Capcom is a leading worldwide developer, publisher and distributor of interactive entertainment. Founded in 1983, the company has created world renowned franchises including Resident Evil, Street Fighter, Mega Man, Breath of Fire, Devil May Cry and the Onimusha series. Headquartered in Osaka, Japan, the company maintains operations in the U.S., United Kingdom, Germany, Tokyo and Hong Kong. More information about Capcom and its products can be found on the companyâs web site at www.capcom.com.