NAMCO BRINGS POPULAR TEKKEN ® FRANCHISE
CHARACTER NINA TO THE PLAYSTATION®2 THIS FALL
Out of the Fighting Ring, Sexy Undercover Operative Nina
Williams Makes Her Debut in the Action-Adventure DEATH BY DEGREES
San Jose, Ca., (April 7, 2004) – Leading video games
publisher and developer Namco Hometek Inc. announced today that the
company is creating a third-person action adventure game based on its
popular character Nina Williams from the best-selling 3-D fighting
franchise, TEKKEN®. Developed by Namco Limited, DEATH
BY DEGREES is scheduled for release on the PlayStation®2
computer entertainment system in late 2004.
"We are pleased to announce DEATH BY DEGREES, " said
Rod Nakamoto , Executive Vice President of Research and Development
at Namco Hometek Inc. "We took one of gamers' favorite TEKKEN characters out
of the confines of the fighting ring and gave her character the depth and incredible
fighting agility you would expect of a sexy former assassin."
Namco extends its popular TEKKEN franchise by focusing on the voluptuous operative,
Nina Williams, as she confronts demons from her dark past in order to carry
out a perilous mission. Dispatched to investigate the whereabouts of a stolen
high-tech weapon, Nina must infiltrate a shadowy organization and reveal a
conspiracy on a global scale.
· 360-DEGREE COMBAT . Surrounded? An
intuitive control system offers hundreds of possible attacks in all directions
using both analog sticks. The game offers cutting edge action, featuring
fighting techniques at speeds similar to that seen in action films.
· CRITICAL STRIKE ATTACK . Use
an on-screen "X-ray scan" to target the weak points of an enemy's body such as
bones and internal organs to inflict massive damage.
· EMPLOY STEALTH AND ESPIONAGE . Sneak
up behind enemies, use evasion maneuvers, and put unsuspecting guards out with
· SPECIAL TEKKEN MOVES . Fans
will recognize Nina's Tekken moves including Evil Mist, attacks, throws
and submission techniques.
· INCREDIBLE GAMEPLAY VARIETY . Master
a nearly unlimited combination range of acrobatics, throws, grappling techniques,
hand-to-hand weapons (including katanas and tonfa), and firearms.
· A CINEMATIC ADVENTURE . A
richly detailed story unfolds with an hour of real-time and pre-rendered movies.
DEATH BY DEGREES blends a unique mixture of combat
and adventure. Beautifully rendered environments set the stage for game play,
including combat in a weapons research facility, a cryptic prison and a level
onboard a luxury cruise ship. An intriguing storyline with challenging
scenarios, recognizable characters and interesting character development
will allow players of all skill levels to grasp DEATH BY DEGREES game
play mechanics and participate in over-the-top, fast-paced action combat.