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Tecmo Announces Dead Or Alive 4 As Launch Title For Xbox 360

Dead or Alive 4 will be the premier fighting title for 2005 when it launches on Xbox 360 this Holiday Season


LOS ANGELES, Calif. May 18, 2005 - At the 2005 Electronic Entertainment Expo, Tecmo® announced that it's highly anticipated next installment in its extremely popular Dead or Alive® fighting series, Dead or Alive® 4, will be the premier launch title for the next generation Xbox 360TM video game and entertainment system from Microsoft this holiday season. Taking advantage of the superior technology of the new Xbox 360, Dead or Alive 4 will be the defining gaming experience on the next generation console as it will encompass all that Xbox 360 has to offer, giving players the most rewarding digital fighting experience to date on any video game console.

Dead or Alive 4 will be the leader in fighting games as it once again raises the bar in both online and offline fighting. By utilizing the advanced technology of the new Xbox 360 hardware, Dead or Alive 4 will redefine 3-D high definition graphics as the attention to detail is astounding from each strand of the character's hair to each cherry blossom falling from the sky, creating the most visually beautiful and realistic looking video game to date.

Dead or Alive 4's unsurpassed online capabilities via Xbox Live® will set the stage for all online 3-D fighting games to follow as more players will be able to play Dead or Alive 4 simultaneously online to compete in larger more impressive Xbox Live tournaments around the globe. Dead or Alive 4's online world will also include innovative and interactive online lobbies featuring voice and text chat, detailed online scoreboards, and an exciting feature that will allow DOA fans to form clans while playing Dead or Alive 4 on Xbox Live.

Dead or Alive 4 also boasts incredible new interactive stages, an all star line-up of old and new favorite characters, and the most complex DOA countering system yet, all adding up to the must-have video game to own along with Xbox 360 this holiday season.

Dead or Alive 4 plans to dominate the fighting game genre as one of the top launch titles for the new Xbox 360. Following-up this claim is the new breathtaking high definition cinematic trailer which debuted at Microsoft's annual press briefing on May 16, 2005 creating quite a stir among the audience of gaming press with its dramatic new footage, jaw dropping high-definition in-game graphics, and exciting new details into the world of Dead or Alive. Both Tecmo and Microsoft will be displaying the new Dead or Alive 4 trailer at their booths during all three days of E3 2005.

For the most up to date information and newest action-packed fighting screens showcasing all the new DOA characters for Dead or Alive 4, check out the newly relaunched and super cool Tecmo website at . Dead or Alive 4 will be the premier holiday title for 2005 when it hits retailers nationwide, only on the new Xbox 360TM video game and entertainment system from Microsoft.

About Tecmo

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 consoles, 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 Frame®, Monster Rancher®, and Gallop Racer®. More information on Tecmo can be found at

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Melody Pfeiffer

Tecmo, Inc.

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