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Rumiko Takahashi’s Beloved Characters Come to Life on PlayStation(R)2



[their_intro]CYPRESS, CA - September 1 2005 - Bandai Games Inc. today announced that "Inuyasha: Feudal Combat" for the PlayStation 2 computer entertainment system is now available in retail stores. Based on the top-rated TV series from VIZ Media on Cartoon Network's Adult Swim, "Inuyasha: Feudal Combat" allows gamers to play as their favorite characters as they face their foes in colorful arenas adapted directly from the popular show.

"The cell-shaded characters have been painstakingly rendered for the PlayStation 2" said Rika Maruya, Co-Producer at Bandai Games. "With a great cast of players like the half-demon Inuyasha and the demon-slayer Sango, we made a special effort to create characters that move and fight as fluidly as in the stories from the long-running anime series."

About "Inuyasha: Feudal Combat"

"Inuyasha: Feudal Combat" allows fans of the television show and fighting games alike to partner two characters from the series to duke it out in ancient Japan. Featuring 12 playable fighters from the dog demon Inuyasha to the evil shape-shifter Naraku, "Inuyasha: Feudal Combat" promises an original battle system in a sweeping fairy tale setting where demons and magic roam freely in feudal Japan.

Features for "Inuyasha: Feudal Combat" include:

  • 12 playable characters from the TV series
  • Interactive environments that can give players an advantage in battle
  • Original battle system that includes partner characters
  • Three different gameplay modes, including mission, story, and two-player versus
  • Chance to develop character's skills and compatibility with partners to improve attacks

About Bandai Games Inc.

Bandai Games Inc. is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Bandai America Incorporated and a leading publisher of interactive entertainment software for popular videogame systems such as the PSPTM (PlayStation®Portable) system, PlayStation 2 computer entertainment system, the Xbox® video game system from Microsoft, the Nintendo DSTM, Nintendo GameCubeTM, and the Game Boy® Advance. Unique characters and stimulating game experiences highlight Bandai Games Inc.'s distinctive product lineup which include hit titles such as Inuyasha and Digimon. Bandai Games Inc. is headquartered in Cypress, California. For more information and press downloads please visit:

About VIZ Media, LLC

Headquartered in San Francisco, CA, VIZ Media, LLC (VIZ Media), is one of the most comprehensive and innovative companies in the field of manga publishing, animation and entertainment licensing of Japanese content. Owned by three of Japan's largest creators and licensors of manga and animation, Shueisha Inc., Shogakukan Inc., and Shogakukan Production Co., Ltd. (ShoPro Japan), VIZ Media is a leader in the publishing and distribution of Japanese manga for English speaking audiences in North America and a global licensor of Japanese manga and animation. The company offers an integrated product line including, magazines such as SHONEN JUMP and SHOJO BEAT, graphic novels, videos, DVDs, audio soundtracks and develops and markets animated entertainment from initial production, television placement and distribution, to merchandise licensing and promotions for audiences and consumers of all ages.

Contact VIZ Media at 295 Bay Street, San Francisco, CA 94133; Phone (415) 546-7073; Fax (415) 546-7086; and web site at

® Rumiko Takahashi / 2000, 2005 Shogakukan, Yomiuri TV, SUNRISE ® 2005 Bandai. FEUDAL COMBAT is a trademark of Bandai. BANDAI logo is a registered trademark of Bandai. All Rights Reserved.

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Rannie Yoo

Kohnke Communications

(415) 777-4000

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