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Hudson Announces First Batch Of "Virtual Console" Titles For Wii In North America, Europe And Japan

Gamers Will Be Able to Play Classic Turbografx-16 Games on Wii's Virtual Console

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REDWOOD CITY, CA - October 31, 2006 - Hudson Entertainment, the North American publishing arm of Hudson Soft Co., Ltd, announced today that classic games originally created for the TurboGrafx-16 TM system (also known as the PC Engine TM in Japan) will be available to download using the Virtual Console TM feature on Wii TM . Wii, Nintendo's new home console, launches on November 19th in North America, December 2nd in Japan, and December 8th in Europe.

By year end, Hudson Entertainment will release five games in North America and Europe, and seven games in Japan. Over the next year, Hudson will provide more than 40 classic TurboGrafx-16 titles in North America and Europe, and more than 60 in Japan. Third-party TurboGrafx-16 games will be released by Hudson.

The titles can be downloaded through the Wii Shop Channel using Wii Points, starting at 600 Wii Points per title. Wii Points can either be purchased online via the Wii Shop Channel using a credit card or users can purchase a Wii Points Card in retail stores.

About the Virtual Console titles available in 2006:

North America:

Price per download (Turbo Chip Titles): start at 600 Wii Points = 6 dollars

Number of Titles: 5

Hudson Entertainment will provide more than 40 games over the next year including third-party games originally released for the TurboGrafx-16.

Initial titles include: "Bonk's Adventure," "Super Star Soldier," "Victory Run," "Bomberman 93," "Dungeon Explorer"

Japan:

Price per download (HuCard Titles): start at 600 Wii points = 600 Yen

Number of Titles: 7

Hudson Soft will provide more than 60 games over the next year including third-party games originally released for the PC Engine.

Initial titles include: "Adventure Island," "Bonk's Adventure," "Super Star Soldier," "Victory Run," "Bomberman 94," "Dungeon Explorer," "Necromancer"

Europe:

Price per download (Turbo Chip Titles): start at 600 Wii points = 6.00 Euro

Number of Titles: 5

Hudson Entertainment will provide more than 40 games over the next year including third-party games originally released for the TurboGrafx-16.

Initial titles include: "Bonk's Adventure," "Super Star Soldier," "Victory Run," "Bomberman 93," "Dungeon Explorer"

About Virtual Console

Gamers can download classic games using Wii's Virtual Console. Hudson will provide several games for the Virtual Console; games were co-developed by the NEC corporation (formerly NEC-HE) and Hudson Co., Ltd. Hudson and NEC have a large library of classic games that will be strategically released over the Virtual Console's life-cycle, and Hudson will be releasing many third-party PC Engine games as well.

About the TurboGrafx-16

The TurboGrafx-16 is known as the PC Engine in Japan. The PC Engine was sold by NEC-HE - a collaboration between NEC and Hudson Soft. Developed for home use, it is based on the HE-SYSTEM code standard and was released in Japan on October 30, 1987. The TurboGrafx carried an LSI "C62 system" which Hudson originally developed. It boasted high speeds and performance for that time - especially for CPU processing speed - and showcased incredible graphics (512 colors) and a powerful sound chip (6ch stereo, output 2ch sounds). It was a dramatic evolution of the video game console - leaping ahead of 8-Bit competition at that time. Hudson also provided the plastic ROM "Hu-CARD (Turbo Chip)" which allowed for huge storage sizes on a small-sized ROM. Hudson released the PC Engine CD-ROM2 video gaming system on December 4, 1988, which used CD-ROM as a gaming media platform for the first time, worldwide. The TurboGrafx-16 was sold as the localized version of PC Engine in North America in 1989.

About Hudson Entertainment, Inc.

Hudson Entertainment is the North American publishing arm of Hudson Soft, an international provider of games and entertainment content founded in 1973. Hudson introduced best-selling classic videogame franchises including Bomberman, Bonk, and Super Adventure Island. Since 2000, Hudson's mobile division has been a leading supplier of games and personalized content. Through their partnership with The Source and Death Row Records, Hudson is a leading provider of hip-hop ringtones and mobile content.

For more information on Hudson Entertainment, please visit www.HudsonEntertainment.com.

Wii and Virtual Console are trademarks of Nintendo. Hudson Entertainment, and Hudson Soft and their respective logos are trademarks and/or registered trademarks of Hudson Soft.

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