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SEGA Signs Tenchu: Fatal Shadows

SEGA Announces Tenchu: Fatal Shadows For PlayStation 2

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LONDON, UK - October 1, 2004 - SEGA® Europe Ltd, today announced plans to publish TenchuTM: Fatal Shadows in Spring 2005 across Europe, exclusively on the PlayStation®2 computer entertainment system. K2 studios, developers of the critically acclaimed Tenchu: Wrath of Heaven (released in 2003 for PlayStation 2), have returned to continue the legacy of their flagship franchise. Working closely with K2 studios, From Software are also on board, providing planning and production to the project.

Set in historical Japan, Tenchu: Fatal Shadows features two playable ninja warriors - returning heroine Ayame and newcomer Rin. This installment of the fan-favourite franchise offers a tight balance of melee combat and shadow stalking, and its levels are structured to avoid the frustrating trial-and-error patterns that are all too familiar in the stealth genre.

"The signing of Tenchu: Fatal Shadows is further proof of SEGA's commitment to grow its worldwide business via an aggressive acquisitions strategy," said Mike Hayes, Managing Director of Sega Europe Ltd. "Tenchu: Fatal Shadows stretches the boundaries of what a quality stealth game can be and SEGA aims to extend the life and profile of this highly successful franchise."

The title is fast paced, tense, and balanced for both stealth veterans and novices, offering multiple difficulty modes. Significant visual upgrades have been made from prior instalments, and a slew of new move sets and the added ability to hide bodies and breathe underwater, Tenchu: Fatal Shadows is set to deliver the ultimate Ninja experience.

Tenchu: Fatal Shadows is set for release throughout Europe in Spring 2005.

About SEGA®

SEGA Europe Ltd. is the European Publishing arm of Tokyo, Japan-based SEGA Corporation, a worldwide leader in interactive entertainment both inside and outside the home. The company develops, publishes and distributes interactive entertainment software products for a variety of hardware platforms including PC, wireless devices, and those manufactured by Nintendo, Microsoft and Sony Computer Entertainment Europe. SEGA Europe's web site is located at www.sega-europe.com

Contact:

Stefan McGarry, Public Relations, SEGA Europe Ltd

Tel: +44 (0) 208 996 4456

mcgarrys@soe.sega.co.uk

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