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"Kameo Power Pack" Electrifies Gamers with Incredible New Downloadable Content

New downloadable pack offers brand new weapons, costumes, achievements and gameplay modes

UK - Monday 18th September 2006 - Gamers everywhere can now relive the magic of "Kameo: Elements of Power" with incredible new content from the "Kameo Power Pack." Microsoft and Rare today announced the availability of the new downloadable content via Xbox Live Marketplace.

The "Kameo Power Pack" gives players brand-new gameplay content such as weapons, armor, 15 new achievements, and exciting gameplay modes that provide "Kameo" fans a new reason to revisit the magical world of "Kameo."

Expert Mode: Expert Mode features six re-mastered tougher-than-ever levels, for both solo and cooperative play. Gamers should be prepared to face battles that make even the most hardcore "Kameo" veterans cringe. Suited up in their exclusive new Armor Skins, all ten Elemental Warriors are on-hand to help in the enhanced combat.

Time Attack Mode: In Time Attack Mode, players team up with a friend over split-screen, System Link, or Xbox Live, and work together to try and beat the clock - as well as the Trolls - against seemingly impossible odds.

Rune Battle Mode: Rune Battle Mode turns traditional "Kameo" co-op on its head, with new versus gameplay that pits gamers against one another - and an army of Trolls - in a fight to grab the most runes. Unique new weapons are on-hand for gamers to thwart their adversary in this no-holds-barred arcade scramble!

Both Expert Mode and Time Attack Mode also feature new respective leaderboards - allowing gamers to size up the competition and compare themselves to other "Kameo" enthusiasts.

Note: Xbox Live multiplayer features require installation of the free "Kameo Co-op Pack."

From renowned game developer Rare, "Kameo: Elements of Power," grants players the ability to morph into unique and incredible warriors allowing the main character Kameo to search out and battle ever-present evil. Boasting impeccable next-generation graphics and innovative gameplay, "Kameo: Elements of Power" shines as a giant leap in game development. Continuing its legacy of creating dynamic puzzles, immersive combat and enormous environments, Rare fuses multiple genres to create a strikingly fun gaming experience destined for widespread appeal. For up-to-date information on "Kameo: Elements of Power," visit the official expanded site at http://www.kameo.com

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About Rare

United Kingdom-based Rare, one of the world's leading video game developers, was founded in 1985 by Chris and Tim Stamper. Rare has been the mastermind behind some of the most popular video games in history, including such global multimillion sellers as "GoldenEye 007" and "Perfect Dark."

About Microsoft Game Studios

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