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Dungeon Explorer Warriors of Ancient Arts Now Available for PSP and DS

February 12, 2008

DUNGEON EXPLORER WARRIORS OF ANCIENT ARTS NOW AVAILABLE ON PSP AND NINTENDO DS

Hudson Entertainment's Classic RPG Franchise Returns, Bringing Two Different Game Play Experiences & Stories to Handheld Platforms

Hudson Entertainment, the North American publishing arm of Hudson Soft, today announced that Dungeon Explorer Warriors of Ancient Arts for the PSP® and Nintendo DS are now available at retail. Published by Hudson and distributed in North America by Konami Digital Entertainment Inc., both versions will retail for a SRP of $29.99 each.

"We are thrilled to bring back a classic RPG franchise on current gen platforms," said John Greiner President and CEO of Hudson Entertainment. "Both the PSP® system and Nintendo DS games offer players two deep, action-packed RPG experiences that truly represent what the Dungeon Explorer property is all about."

Both versions deliver unique game play adventures, while updating the classic series with all-new engaging stories. On the PSP® system, players find themselves on a quest to uncover the fate of a legendary kingdom. Along the way, heroes will engage in epic battles and fight against demonic and monstrous creatures, armed with their own arsenal of assorted weapons. There are hundreds of variations between weapons, armor and equipment for players to choose from, all of which can be reworked as they progress through the adventure.

On the PSP® system, players have the ability to choose their warfare style with more than 150 different kinds of fighting arts, one of them being Big Bang Arts. Big Bang Arts, unique to Dungeon Explorer Warriors of Ancient Arts for the PSP® system, allows three players to team up to triple their destructive power in Ad-Hoc Multiplayer mode.

Big Bang Arts harnesses the power of all three characters at once to unleash a devastating attack on the enemy. Timing is crucial, as the game is action-oriented, and must be calculated precisely in order to be successful. The PSP® system has been rated T (Teen) by the Entertainment Software Rating Board (ESRB).

The Nintendo DS version places gamers in a land beleaguered by a legion of undead, monstrous soldiers. The story takes place long after the events of the PSP® system, as a legend foretells of a hero who will rise to face the growing threat. Gamers must rediscover the lost Ancient Fighting Arts to restore peace to the once flourishing kingdom of Westria. With more than 60 different fighting arts across 8 lost Ancient Fighting Art schools, players can become skilled warriors in order to successfully wage battle against their enemies. Armories of weapons, armor and equipment are available to players, along with three hero races and three character job classes. Players can also play in a group, as 3 players can join forces to battle the Demon God's minions via the Nintendo Wi-Fi Connection. The Nintendo DS version has been rated E10+ (Everyone 10 and older) by the ESRB.

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