NAMCO LTD. ANNOUNCE FRAME CITY KILLER™FOR XBOX 360™ IN PAL TERRITORIES EA TO CO-PUBLISH
Next-Generation Action Title to Set New Precedent in Immersive Gameplay, Audiovisual Fidelity
LONDON, UK, 20th September 05 - Namco Ltd. today confirm the PAL version of Frame City KillerTM for Xbox 360TM. Electronic Arts, the world's leading interactive entertainment software company, will co-publish the game in PAL territories. Frame City Killer is a next generation action game for the Xbox 360TM video game and entertainment system from Microsoft. Featuring detailed graphics powered by the Unreal® EngineTM 3 and immersive, non-linear gameplay, Frame City Killer is set to deliver an intense gaming experience early in 2006.
Set in a futuristic metropolis in East Asia, Frame City Killer casts players as Crow, an assassin sent to Frame City to identify and eliminate Khan - a mysterious terrorist and head of a deadly new-age drug cartel. As a hit man, players track and profile targets, while utilizing numerous methods to execute the perfect hit. Frame City Killer offers players a dark and gritty storyline, thrilling car chases and a variety of ways for players to achieve their goals.
Frame City Killer is the first game by a Japanese developer to use the Unreal Engine 3. This technology allows players to experience the most realistic visuals and physics in an interactive environment including bombs shattering windows and bullets destroying cars.
"Namco has developed some of the greatest franchises in the history of the video game industry and we are extremely excited that they have licensed Unreal Engine 3," said Tim Sweeney, Chairman and Founder of Epic Games Inc. "We know that gamers everywhere will be just as excited to see what they are building with our technology."
About Namco Limited
Namco, with headquarters in Japan was established in 1955 and has consistently provided a high level of expertise in the entertainment industry. With games such as TekkenTM, Ridge RacerTM, Time CrisisTM and SoulcaliburTM, Namco has become a successful developer and publisher, esteemed throughout the world for the games of excellent quality it has produced.
About Electronic Arts
Electronic Arts (EA), headquartered in Redwood City, California, is the world's leading interactive entertainment software company. Founded in 1982, the company develops, publishes, and distributes interactive software worldwide for videogame systems, personal computers and the Internet. Electronic Arts markets its products under four brand names: EA SPORTSTM, EATM, EA SPORTS BIGTM and POGOTM. In fiscal 2005, EA posted revenues of $3.1 billion and had 31 titles that sold more than one million copies. EA's homepage and online game site is www.electronicarts.co.uk. More information about EA's products and full text of press releases can be found on the Internet at www.electronicarts.co.uk/press.
About Xbox 360
Xbox 360 is the next-generation video game and entertainment system that places gamers at the center of the experience. Available this holiday season in Europe, Japan and North America, Xbox 360 will ignite a new era of digital entertainment that is always connected, always personalized and always in high definition.
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