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Ninja Gaiden Goes Mobile On All Top Carriers In 2005

Ninja Gaiden Episode 1: Destiny will bring the legendary 8-bit series to mobile handhelds by this summer.

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LOS ANGELES, Calif. May 18, 2005 - Global wireless game publisher and technology leader, Tecmo® Mobile, announced at the 2005 Electronic Entertainment Expo that Ninja Gaiden Episode 1: Destiny for mobile phones will be making its highly anticipated launch on top carriers by the end of this year. Ninja Gaiden fans will now be able to take the action wherever they go, taking on the role of Ryu Hayabusa as they hack and slash mobile-style using their deadly Dragon Blade katana, ninja skills, and Ninpo ninja magic to defeat gangs of street thugs, evil ninjas, and big bad barbarian bosses.

About Ninja Gaiden Episode 1: Destiny

Bringing the original series to old school and new fans alike, Ninja Gaiden Episode 1: Destiny, the first in four unique Ninja Gaiden episodes being developed for mobile phones, is a faithful port of the 8-bit side-scrolling Ninja Gaiden game. The Ninja Gaiden franchise which has sold over 5 million copies world wide across multiple consoles and handheld devices will be mobile by this year with plans to be launched on all top US mobile phone carriers by the end of the year.

For more information and action-packed screen shots on all Tecmo Mobile games including Ninja Gaiden Episode 1: Destiny and Tecmo Bowl, visit the newly relaunched and super rad Tecmo official website at www.tecmogames.com

About Tecmo Mobile

Tecmo® Mobile, located in Torrance, California, is a wholly owned subsidiary of Tokyo based Tecmo, LTD. Tecmo Mobile is a publisher of wireless games, wallpapers, ring tones and applications for cellular phones available on the nation's top cellular carriers. Popular Tecmo brands available from Tecmo Mobile include Tecmo Bowl®, Dead or Alive®, and Ninja Gaiden®, all of which are now available on-the-go. More information on Tecmo Mobile can be found at www.tecmogames.com

About Tecmo, Inc.

Tecmo®, Inc., located in Torrance, California, is a wholly owned subsidiary of Tokyo based Tecmo, LTD. Tecmo, Inc. is a leading publisher of video games for next generation console, handheld hardware, and mobile devices including those manufactured by Microsoft, Sony Computer Entertainment America, and Nintendo. Tecmo has gained worldwide recognition with product lines such as Tecmo Bowl®, Ninja Gaiden ®, Dead or Alive®, Fatal FrameTM, Monster Rancher®, and Gallop Racer®. More information on Tecmo can be found at www.tecmogames.com

CONTACT:

Melody Pfeiffer

Tecmo, Inc.

(310) 944-5005

mpfeiffer@tecmoinc.com

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