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Mega Man & Bass Releases on the GBA

MEGA MAN KICKS OFF 15TH ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATION WITH THE RELEASE OF MEGA MAN & BASS

SUNNYVALE, Calif. - March 11, 2003 - Capcom® today announced its famous Mega Man®, one of the most successful video game series of all time, returns to his classic roots in Mega Man & Bass™ for the Game Boy® Advance. Fans of the series will delight in this timeless tale of “good versus evil” as they play as Mega Man or his partner Bass to defend humankind against malevolent robots. Mega Man & Bass carries an “E” rating from the Entertainment Software Rating Board (ESRB) and is now available at retailers across North America.

The launch of Mega Man & Bass also marks the beginning of Capcom’s yearlong plans to celebrate Mega Man’s 15th anniversary. Capcom will honor Mega Man’s birthday with a massive marketing campaign and the release of six new titles to the franchise in 2003. The six new titles include Mega Man & Bass, Mega Man Battle Network 3: White and Blue versions and Mega Man Zero 2 for the Game Boy Advance; Mega Man Transmission for the Nintendo GameCube and Mega Man X7 for the PlayStation®2 computer entertainment system.

In Mega Man & Bass, Capcom invites all that love games to join the blue bomber and his pal as they fight for humanity in their face off with the newest menace in town, Robot King! King has captured all of the data plans for Dr. Wily’s ingenious creations. Ultra Top Secret and very dangerous when placed in the wrong hands, these plans equip King with all the knowledge he needs tobuild his own destructible army of robots. His main obsession is to crush and dominate humankind. Mega Man & Bass set out separately on a heroic adventure to stop him. Will either succeed? The future lies in the palm of the hands of those who dare totake this epic challenge.

Mega Man & Bass boasts the following features:
• Dual-player mode - Player as either Mega Man or Bass
• Character specific battle moves & weapons – Double-jumps and charge-up buster
• Special stage select layout - Defeat Robot Masters to open up more paths
• Find & Save – Find hidden bolts and CDs for extra items to assist in battles

Capcom Entertainment, headquartered in Sunnyvale, California, is a wholly owned subsidiary of Capcom Co., Ltd. of Japan. A leading force in the multi-billion dollar interactive entertainment industry, Capcom’s legacy spans more than 22 years of entertaining video gamers. Capcom develops, markets, and distributes home video games for the PlayStation® game console, PlayStation®2 computer entertainment system, Nintendo® GameCube, and Xbox game consoles, Game Boy® Advance and Game Boy® Color video game systems, personal computers, and coin-operated games. Worldwide recognizable product lines include the Resident Evil, Street Fighter, MegaMan, Breath of Fire, and Onimusha series. World headquarters in Osaka, Japan, the company also has offices in Tokyo, Hong Kong, London and Sunnyvale, California. The company is publicly traded on the Tokyo Stock Exchange code number 9697.

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