If you click on a link and make a purchase we may receive a small commission. Read our editorial policy.

TECMO MOBILE SOLIDFIES STANCE IN THE MOBILE ARENA

Video game publisher announces its popular retro and 3D based 2006 Mobile lineup

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE



LOS ANGELES, Calif. May 10, 2006- Global wireless game publisher Tecmo® Mobile announced at the 2006 Electronic Entertainment Expo that a strong blend of retro and 3D titles will be attacking their way onto mobile devices throughout the year. Tecmo® has a deep passion for bringing top quality titles to all major console systems and this attitude is translated seamlessly in Tecmo® Mobile's enthusiasm for bringing first-class games into the mobile space. Tecmo Bowl and Ninja Gaiden are currently featured across all major US carriers covering all major devices and Tecmo's mobile division is hard at work to bring other Tecmo classics to all 2D and 3D devices throughout 2006.

"While bringing Tecmo Bowl and Ninja Gaiden to the US market we got a feel for what being a part of the mobile market was about and what mobile gamers are demanding," said Tecmo Mobile Associate Producer, John O'Connell. "In 2006 we are providing a premium mobile gaming experience for both fans of retro titles like Rygar and Solomon's Key and also fans of more advanced console titles like Gallop Racer 3D and Ultimate Angles. Now that Tecmo Mobile has gotten its feet wet, we're looking to dive in and make a big splash in the mobile arena."

Tecmo Mobile's library is growing swiftly and consists of new and classic favorites!

Tecmo Bowl
In 1987 Tecmo Bowl® set the standard for football video games -- today it is tackling selected phones for hard-hitting action on the go! The ground-breaking game pioneered the coaching and playing format; players call the plays like a coach and then control the action on the field in the role of the quarterback and other positions. Select from a variety of offensive and defensive plays, including signature running and passing plays to connect with your wide receiver on the offensive or sack the quarterback on the defensive. Choose your favorite pro team and hit the gridiron for high-stakes pigskin play. Pass, Run, and Punt for gridiron glory!

Gallop Racer 3D
Everyone's favorite horse racing video game series, Gallop Racer, is going mobile with the new action packed game Gallop Racer 3D for your cell phone. Immerse yourself in the world of horse racing anytime, any place, to experience the ultimate in mobile thoroughbred racing! Gallop Racer 3D features cutting-edge, realistic 3D graphics and a wide variety of different horses, including unique racing strengths and styles. Each phone offers up to 70+ horses and up to 20+ races - race to win, place, or show!

Ninja Gaiden
A faithful port of the original 8-bit side-scroller, Ninja Gaiden Episode 1: Destiny features vibration feedback and the original music on feature supporting devices. Carry the action wherever you go as you take on the role of Ryu Hayabusa and use your ninja skills, deadly Dragon Blade katana and Ninpo ninja magic to hack and slash gangs of street thugs, evil ninjas and big bad barbarian bosses. The Ninja Gaiden franchise has sold more than 5 million copies worldwide across multiple consoles and handheld devices before going mobile in 2005.

Solomon's Key
Classic action/strategy based on the 8-bit console version of Solomon's Key, originally released by Tecmo in 1986. Make your way to the next level by finding the bell to free the fairy and reach the key and finding the exit door. Use your magic wand to create and remove stepping stones while evading enemies and grabbing power-ups. Solomon's Key is one-handed casual strategy at its best, bringing the cornerstone 8-bit strategy to you mobile phone!

Rygar
Rygar, based on the legendary 8-bit Rygar: The Legendary Warrior, is the first mobile Rygar episode. Take on the role of Rygar, the Legendary Warrior, and wield his stone crushing "Diskarmor" against the evil forces of the Beast King. Jump, climb, and dodge as you battle through a non-stop swarm of enemies. Inspired by Greco-Roman mythology, Rygar gives players the full cinematic experience with awe-inspiring graphics and an epic soundtrack.

Ultimate Angels
Ultimate Angels, an all-female 1-on-1 wrestling game, features 6 female wrestlers, and 1 secret un-lockable wrestler. Each girl has a special wrestling style and unique power moves. Two announcers provide play-by-play commentary. Two modes, Championship Mode and Survival Mode, feature 3 minute matches. Ultimate Angels is casual, single-handed gameplay, created specifically for the mobile wrestling fan, set to an electrifying and captivating soundtrack.

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 mobile phones available on the nation's top cellular carriers. Popular Tecmo brands available from Tecmo Mobile include Tecmo Bowl®, Dead or Alive®, Rygar®, Gallop Racer®, and Ninja Gaiden®, now available on-the-go. More information on Tecmo Mobile can be found at www.tecmogames.com

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 www.tecmogames.com

###

CONTACT:
Ryan Arbogast
Tecmo, Inc.
(310) 944-5005
rarbogast@tecmoinc.com

Author
GamesIndustry International avatar

GamesIndustry International

Contributor

GamesIndustry International is the world's leading games industry website, incorporating GamesIndustry.biz and IndustryGamers.com.