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Mastiff Releases "Pump It Up: Exceed" Step Editor

Exclusive to the Xbox version, the step editor lets players import their favorite songs

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

SAN FRANCISCO, CA--September 29, 2005--Video Game publisher Mastiff today announced the launch of the step editor for Pump It Up: Exceed. Free and available for download from Xbox Live, the step editor is exclusive to the version of Pump It Up: Exceed for the Xbox® video game and entertainment system from Microsoft. The step editor allows players to import their favorite music via Xbox Soundtracks and create their own choreography, and to create or modify steps for existing songs in the game.

Pump It Up: Exceed Step Editor features include:

  • Create or modify steps of songs already in the Xbox version of Pump It Up: Exceed
  • Create or modify steps to songs that you import via Xbox Soundtracks feature: simply copy any songs you like from your music CD to the Xbox console (Soundtracks). Then, load the song into Step Editor.
  • Test Play your steps as you create them
  • Dance to all your created steps in Custom Mode

Pump It Up: Exceed for the PlayStation®2 computer entertainment system and the Xbox video game and entertainment system from Microsoft released to stores throughout North America on August 31, and comes in a package that includes the special five-button Pump It Up mat for a suggested price of $59.99. A separate mat is also available.

Visit www.piu4home.com, for more information about the game. The website features all the latest news on the home game, sample tracks, and more.

PSM magazine recently tagged Pump It Up: Exceed with it's "Buy or Die" designation, saying "It really is better" and Rolling Stone magazine says, "Already a hit in arcades, Pump It Up: Exceed now comes in a home version that is more intuitive and challenging than Dance Dance Revolution."

About Pump It Up

While other dance games arbitrarily assign positions to a dancer's feet, Pump It Up features choreographed steps for each song and a five button mat that lets the step designers reward players for not just where they put their feet, but how the feet got there. The game features about 100 songs, including new music for the console version from cutting edge artists such as Grammy nominees Crystal Method and Steriogram, as well as Elvis vs. Junkie XL;, Earth, Wind and Fire; and Sugarhill Gang. Music familiar to fans of the arcade include top K-POP (Korean pop) acts like Sechs Kies, Honey Family, Clon and Novasonic, and songs like Beethoven Virus and Pump Me Amadeus by BanYa, the Pump It Up original band.

Developed by Andamiro of Korea, Pump It Up first debuted in arcades in 1999, and over the next 5 years became an international smash hit, with nine versions selling a remarkable 20,000 machines. In 2004 Mastiff and Andamiro joined forces to produce a version of Pump It Up for console systems. The vision behind the project was simple: without changing what makes the arcade experience great, add the features and modes that home users expect.

About Mastiff

Mastiff is a publisher of interactive entertainment with offices in Tokyo, San Francisco and Los Angeles. Recent titles from Mastiff include La Pucelle: Tactics, which was recently awarded an Editor's Choice Award from leading gaming website, IGN.com, and a "Must Buy" from top PlayStation 2 publication, PSM. Other recent releases include Gungrave: Overdose, Technic Beat and Top Gun. Please see www.mastiff-games.com for more information.

About Andamiro

Andamiro is a major developer and manufacturer of interactive coin operated entertainment equipment supplying the amusement and gaming business. Andamiro is headquartered in Seoul, Korea with a world wide sales and marketing office located in Torrance, California. For further information contact sales@andamirousa.com

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