TEKKEN'S WORLDWIDE DOMINATION CONTINUES AS IT GOES ONLINE FOR THE FIRST TIME EVER ON THE PLAYSTATION3 SYSTEM
Take The Fight to New Levels of Online Goodness as TEKKEN(r)5: Dark
> Resurrection(tm)Online, is Being Developed for the PLAYSTATION 3 system
> Santa Clara, Calif., (June 19, 2007) - Leading video games developer and
> publisher NAMCO BANDAI Games America Inc. announced today that they will
> be releasing TEKKEN(r)5: Dark Resurrection(tm)Online, an online update
> to the now available downloadable fighting game, TEKKEN(r)5: Dark
> Resurrection(tm) at the PLAYSTATION(r)Store, exclusively for the
> PLAYSTATION(r)3 computer entertainment system. The new downloadable
> add-on will have TEKKEN fans thanking the fighting game gods as this
> marks the first time in the popular fighting franchise's history that
> TEKKEN will be playable online. The new highly anticipated online
> feature will include ranked matches, custom battles, and online
> tournaments where TEKKEN fans will finally be able to show off their
> fighting skills to have it out with other fans, outside of their own
> living rooms.
> Updates to the new TEKKEN 5: Dark Resurrection Online will include Opti
> Match, Quick Match, Custom Match and Friend Match, making it easy to
> find opponents to fight with anywhere, anytime. Players will also have
> the opportunity to study their opponents by viewing battles in the lobby
> while waiting for their turn to conquer and trash talk each other via
> voice chat. The online update also includes two new single player modes,
> including Practice mode, where players can hone their fighting skills
> before battling online, and Survival mode, where players must use their
> superior TEKKEN skills to defeat as many opponents as possible, one
> after the other, in a fight to the finish.
> TEKKEN 5: Dark Resurrection Online will also allow players to show off
> their skills with the Online News Ticker that will post the weekly,
> monthly and overall rank leaders at any given point. Players will fight
> their way to the deadly Dark Lord to prove that they are worthy of
> battling it out in the online TEKKEN ranking.
> "It is beyond words how excited we are to finally be bringing our famous
> fighting franchise, TEKKEN, online for the first time," Makoto Iwai,
> Senior Vice President and COO of NAMCO BANDAI Games America Inc. said.
> "Not only is TEKKEN 5: Dark Resurrection Online a great value, but it
> now features the largest evolution in the franchise to date."
> TEKKEN 5: Dark Resurrection was released earlier this year for download
> on the PlayStation(r)Network for the PLAYSTATION 3 system. The game
> features stunning 1080p graphics and classic TEKKEN gameplay. The
> online update, TEKKEN 5: Dark Resurrection Online, will be available
> later this year for the low price of $9.99. For fans who did not
> download the original game, it will still be available at the
> PLAYSTATION(r) Store for $19.99.
> For more information, please check out NAMCO BANDAI's official website
> at www.namcobandaigames.com
> About NAMCO BANDAI Games America Inc.
> NAMCO BANDAI Games America Inc. is an interactive entertainment software
> publisher and developer based in Santa Clara, CA. The company is a
> subsidiary of the newly formed NAMCO BANDAI Holdings (USA) Inc. based in
> Cypress, CA.
> On September 29, 2005, Bandai Co., Ltd. and NAMCO LIMITED implemented a
> management integration to form NAMCO BANDAI Holdings Inc. This step was
> taken to compete more effectively on the global stage in the
> fast-changing entertainment industry and to deliver further growth.
> The resulting BANDAI NAMCO Group is a global entertainment group
> involved in business fields ranging from toys, amusement facilities,
> video game software and visual software, to apparel, sundries and
> network content.
> As previous separate entities (Namco Hometek Inc. and Bandai Games Inc.)
> the companies were each known for creating some of the industry's top
> video game franchises including: Tamagotchi(r), Tekken(r),
> SOULCALIBUR(r), Dead to Rights(r),
> Pac-Man(r) World(tm), Digimon(r), Ridge Racer(r), Time Crisis(r) and
> ACECOMBAT(r). For more information about NAMCO BANDAI Games America
> Inc. and its products log onto www.namcobandaigames.com
> Press Release (c) 2007 NAMCO BANDAI Games America Inc.