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New Release Dates for Batman: Dark Tomorrow

KEMCO ANNOUNCES NEW RELEASE DATES FOR BATMAN: DARK TOMORROW

Bellevue, WA – October 15, 2002 - Japan-based videogame publisher Kemco has announced new U.S. release dates for Batman: Dark Tomorrow, the first Batman video game based on the DC Comics epic comic book series.  Dark Tomorrow, slated for the Nintendo GameCube, PlayStation®2 computer entertainment system and the Xbox video game system from Microsoft, will ship in Q1, 2003.  

“We made the decision to push the game back until Q1 in order to ensure that we are publishing the best Batman video game to date,” said Glenn Halseth, vice president of sales and marketing of Kemco.

Dark Tomorrow takes a different twist on the franchise from previous Batman video games.  Focusing on the detective elements, the world of the Dark Knight is darker, grittier and offers gamers a more stealth-based Batman game, rather than a button-mashing marathon.  Players encounter more than 90 enemies in Batman: Dark Tomorrow, some of which have yet to be included in any Batman game to date.

About Kemco

Since 1984, Kemco has produced over 100 titles including the popular Top Gear racing games and Bugs Bunny Crazy Castle series for a wide variety of video game platforms.  An original Nintendo licensee, Kemco works closely with DC Comics, Warner Bros. and Universal Studios on ongoing video game projects.  Currently Kemco’s development teams are creating games for Nintendo’s next generation platforms, as well as Sony PlayStation®2 and Microsoft’s Xbox.

About DC Comics

DC Comics, a division of Warner Bros. an AOL Time Warner Company, is the largest English-language publisher of comics in the world and home to such iconic characters as Superman, Batman, Wonder Woman and the Sandman. These DC super heroes and others have starred in comic books, movies, television series (both animated and live-action) and cyberspace, thrilling audiences of all ages for generations.  DC Comics’ Web site is located at http://www.dccomics.com.

About Xbox

Xbox ( http://www.xbox.com/ ) is Microsoft’s future-generation video game system that delivers the most powerful games experiences ever.  Xbox empowers game artists by giving them the technology to fulfill their creative visions as never before, creating games that blur the lines between fantasy and reality. Xbox is now available in North America at the suggested retail price of $199.99.

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BATMAN and all related characters, names, and indicia are trademarks of DC Comics 2002.



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