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LOS ANGELES - Electronic Entertainment Expo (E3) Booth #800 - May 17, 2005 - Konami Digital Entertainment - America, a division of Konami Digital Entertainment, Inc., today announced Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles® 3: Mutant NightmareTM (TMNT3) for the PlayStation®2 computer entertainment system, the Xbox® video game and entertainment system from Microsoft, Nintendo GameCubeTM and Nintendo DSTM. The most in-depth TMNTTM game to date, TMNT3 introduces a wealth of unique features, including characters that evolve, a new experience point system, improved fighting control and more advanced multiplayer capabilities. As a special bonus, old-school Turtle fans will be able to unlock one of the original TMNTTM arcade games.
TMNT3 for the PlayStation 2, Xbox and Nintendo GameCube puts more of a focus on teamwork, character development and control than any other console Turtles game to date. Gamers can play as their favorite Turtle alone or with up to three friends, earning experience points along the way as they slash and bash Foot Ninjas and powerful, well-known bosses from the TMNTTM universe. These experience points allow players to improve and evolve their Turtles' traits and abilities for more varied, powerful attacks and moves. The Ninja Scroll System is another new feature on TMMT3. Being able to select which ninja scrolls to use allows the Turtles to use various special abilities strategically. Cooperative play lies at the heart of TMNT3 and gamers who team up with friends for multiplayer action are rewarded with exclusive features such as Cooperative Attack for even more shell shocking damage to enemies. The effect of this attack changes depending on the number of players working together (between 2-4 players).
For even greater control, TMNT3 features a new combat system called the Target Attack system that lets gamers play more instinctively and strategically. With the Target Attack system, players will be able to lock onto specific enemies and block, dodge or counter attack accordingly for smoother and more maneuverable combat. Story Mode can be played with 1-4 players. Even when you have less than 4 players to play, the other Turtles will be at your side, controlled through AI. All the Turtles can participate in Cooperative Attack to beat enemies and players can give commands to the AI.
TMNT3 for the Nintendo DS utilizes the features of the handheld system for an exciting and unique Turtles experience. A side scrolling melee action game with more than 50 exciting stages, it features the Turtles battling a nightmarish enemy in an effort to save the world from destruction. The emphasis of the game is strategic teamwork. Through each level, players will not only need to defeat enemies, but they will also have to explore and solve challenging puzzles. Playing alone or with friends, gamers will use the touch pad to get help from other Turtles to utilize their unique abilities to overcome obstacles and traps. Additionally, gamers can team up with friends via the Nintendo DS' wireless multiplayer functionality. Along the way, the DS' touch panel will come into play to help gamers solve different puzzles and, during fighting phases of levels, the Turtles will play out epic battles that take place.
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles® 3: Mutant NightmareTM is available to play at Konami's E3 2005 booth and will be available for all systems this fall. For more information, go to www.konami.com/gs.
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