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SN Systems and Hudson in Dual Project.

Wed 02 Mar 2005 9:13am GMT / 4:13am EST / 1:13am PST

2nd March 2005. Bristol, UK. SN Systems, the highly respected videogame tools developer, and Japanese hardware and software producers Hudson, are pleased to announce a joint partnership to produce official hardware development kits and software tools for the new Nintendo DSTM handheld console.

Andy Beveridge, Director of SN Systems stated "Working with Hudson on this joint venture has been particularly important as it allows two established and successful companies to develop an all-in-one solution for Nintendo DSTM developers. We have continued to lead the market by offering a range of comprehensive tools for all the major platforms, while Hudson has the rare and valuable experience of being both a game developer and hardware manufacturer. Working together we will be able to offer a package that will cover all the requirements of the developer."

Having already developed the popular GDEV hardware development kit for the Nintendo GameCubeTM, Hudson has a wealth of experience and expertise that few other companies can match or offer. Coupled with extensive knowledge of the game development process, they are in prime position to deliver hardware that meets and exceeds the game developer's requirements. The new development kit will be supported by 'ProDG' software tools specifically designed by console tools specialist SN Systems. Users of 'ProDG' will instantly recognise the look and feel of the tools, ensuring teams will be able to quickly commence development.

Satoshi Murakami, General Manager of CT department, Hudson commented, "Hudson is continually improving internal development tools and procedures, as well as focusing on developing and selling content like games. NPDP-GDEV for Nintendo GameCubeTM was developed using our experience and understanding of technology that we had established over time, so it was very pleasing to see it being used and praised by game developers globally. Working with renowned tools specialists SN Systems is excellent news for us as well as all Nintendo DSTM developers, they understand the importance of delivering professional tools and it is the perfect partnership to our new DS Dev hardware."

Due to the popularity of existing products, SN Systems and Hudson are confident of making an immediate impact on a global scale and demand is expected to be high. The development kit is expected to be available to all authorised Nintendo DSTM developers in all territories during late Q1 2005.

Registered Nintendo DS developers can see a demonstration of the tools at the SN Systems booth (322) in March at the Game Developers Conference (GDC 2005), San Francisco. For further information please feel free to contact sales@snsys.com or www.snsys.com

Media enquiries to: Alison Beasley, Lincoln Beasley PR.

Tel: +44 (0) 1608 645756. E-mail: Alison@lincolnbeasley.co.uk

About SN Systems

Bristol UK based SN Systems Ltd., is the leading independent producer of software development tools for the console games industry. Since 1988, SN Systems has quickly become the world authority in their field, producing industry-standard software development tools for both Nintendo and Sony Computer Entertainment's consoles and handhelds.

SN Systems has built an enviable reputation for understanding and meeting the needs of games developers delivering products such as ProDG, ProView and Tuner as well as consistently providing first class technical support. www.snsys.com

About Hudson Entertainment, Inc.

Hudson Soft is a leading developer of game and entertainment software. The company has been a pioneer for more than thirty years, creating numerous firsts in the games industry and satisfying game players with unique and deep content. Hudson Soft is a major publisher in the Japanese software market, supporting all home consoles. The company is also a force in the mobile media arena, having solid success with cellular phone gaming and premium entertainment content.

For more information about Hudson Entertainment, please visit www.hudson.co.jp

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