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Rule the Streets with Urban Reign

For immediate release

* Are you hard enough to break some skulls?

  • Control the hood in a no-holds-barred back alley rumble

Gang warfare comes to the streets early 2006 with the announcement from Sony Computer Entertainment Europe (SCEE) of the upcoming release of Urban ReignTM exclusively on PlayStation®2.

Straight from the studios of Namco, the home of blockbusting fighting franchises SOULCALIBURTM and TEKKENTM comes the definitive 3D action fighting game, Urban Reign. Hired by one of the gangs as their hard man, your job is simple - protect their leader in a war that rages from the scummiest streets to the corruption tainted higher echelons of city government. This is a battle that you know - no referees, no rules and no such thing such as a clean fight.

With 100 missions on offer, a computer controlled partner allowing you to deliver devastating combo manoeuvres against an onslaught of enemies, over 30 weapons with which to kill, maim, injure and disfigure from shovels to pipes, bats and broken bottles and a choice of fighting techniques from bar room brawl to kung fu - this is one white knuckle beat 'em up that will satisfy the most street tough of players.

A feature packed game with more than 60 playable characters including hidden special guests: Paul Phoenix and Marshall Law from the TEKKEN series. Urban Reign also offers a variety of gameplay modes: Free mode allows players the chance to unlock new characters while exploring new fighting styles; Challenge mode tests a player's skills alongside a friend or with an AI partner against wave after wave of enemies; and Multiplayer mode enables a player to fight along or against friends in four-player head-to-head brawls.

Enjoy:

  • extensive urban battlegrounds from streets and back alleys to bars, and a serious soundtrack
  • insane multiplayer mayhem with up to 4 players where the only option is to survive
  • 100 missions to satisfy the most battle-hardened players
  • 60 different characters, different fighting styles, plus hidden guest characters
  • devastating combo manoeuvres where you work together to trash your opponent
  • delivering real pain with extensive weapons selection from bottles to shovels, pipes to bats, knives to fists
  • Exclusive to PlayStation®2

Don't die on the street, take control of the hood. Urban Reign, released early 2006.

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For further information please contact:

Jennie Kong (jennie_kong@scee.net)

PR Manager

Tel: 020 7911 8176 Fax: 020 7734 4926

Sony Computer Entertainment UK Ltd

Notes to Editors

About Sony Computer Entertainment Europe Ltd.

Sony Computer Entertainment Europe (SCEE), based in London, is responsible for the distribution, marketing and sales of PS one®, PlayStation®2 and PlayStation® Portable software and hardware in 104 territories across Europe, the Middle East, Africa and Oceania. SCEE also develops, publishes, markets and distributes games software for the three formats, and manages the third party licensing programs for these platforms in the PAL territories. At the end of June 2005, over 40 million PlayStation® units had been shipped across these PAL territories, over 102 million worldwide. Between its European debut on 24 November 2000 and 20th July 2005, over 33 million PlayStation®2 units have been shipped across the PAL territories, over 91 million world-wide, making it one of the most successful consumer electronic products in history. Between the launch of the PSP in Japan in December 2004 and 21 July 2005, over 5 million PSPs have been shipped worldwide.

PlayStation and the PlayStation logo, PS one and PS2 are registered trademarks of Sony Computer Entertainment Inc. PSP and UMD (Universal Media Disc) are trademarks of Sony Computer Entertainment Inc. All other trademarks are property of their respective owners.

More information about PlayStation products can be found at www.scee.com, www.yourpsp.com and www.playstation.com or visit the Virtual Press Office at www.scee.presscentre.com.

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, TimecrisisTM and AcecombatTM, Namco has become a successful developer and publisher, esteemed throughout the world for the games of excellent quality it has produced.

TekkenTM, Ridge RacerTM, TimecrisisTM and AcecombatTM are trademarks or registered trademarks of Namco Limited. Namco is a registered trademark of Namco Ltd. All rights reserved.

Urban ReignTM & ® 2005 Namco Ltd. All rights reserved.

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