Capcom Releases Viewtiful Joe 2 For Nintendo GameCube

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RELEASES Viewtiful joe* 2 For Nintendo GameCube*

Sequel to 2003 Game of the Year
Delivers Even More Viewtiful Style, More Attitude, New VFX Move and Characters –

SUNNYVALE, Calif. * November 18,
2004 * Capcom*, a powerhouse in the multi-billion dollar video game industry,
today released the highly anticipated Viewtiful Joe sequel, Viewtiful Joe*2 for
the Nintendo GameCube*. In Viewtiful Joe 2, players will reacquaint themselves
with the cel-shaded, comic book movie realm and stunning signature gameplay
elements that are synonymous only to Joe. Capcom’s quirkiest action superhero
once again takes center stage in this engaging action brawler that has a
playable heroine, a new VFX power and inventive character designs with gameplay
that perpetuates more punch and style than its predecessor. Viewtiful Joe 2 is
now available at retailers across North America and carries a "T" rating for
teen audiences by the ESRB (Entertainment Software Rating Board).

"Viewtiful Joe was the killer app
for the GameCube in 2003, and now Viewtiful Joe 2 raises the bar for excellence
and innovation even higher with the second generation of the series," said Todd
Thorson, director of marketing at Capcom Entertainment. "With new visual
effects, enemies and challenges, Joe and Silvia are ready to take on an all new
Viewtiful adventure."

At the beginning of this new
adventure, we find Joe and his girlfriend, Silvia, ready to face even tougher
enemies and greater challenges as they confront the nefarious Black Emperor and
his tyrannous organization. In this next incredible installment not only will
gamers be able to play as Joe, but as Silvia right off the bat. In addition to
being equipped with her pompoms, Silvia will be packing some heat as she wields
a gun to help defeat the encroaching evil that lurks in the shadows. The action
gets even hotter as players use "Viewtiful Touch" to switch between the beloved
heroes at anytime throughout the game for some tag team action.

Keeping to the stylized yet richly
detailed visuals, Viewtiful Joe 2 stays true to its masterfully crafted roots
and delivers an even more brilliant and polished videogame. Utilize Joe’s
signature moves: Slow, Mach Speed and Zoom-In to unleash devastating attacks and
follow up with Silvia’s agility as she flashes her own set of abilities: Slow,
Zoom-In and a new cinematic visual effect (VFX) power "Replay" which allows
gamers to repeat a part of the action for heroic results. As with the other VFX,
Replay’s astonishing power can be utilized to solve ingenious puzzles, defeat
unique, relentless enemies and add variety to gameplay. Spanning across an
increased number of stages and environments including a jungle, snowy mountains
and outer space, Viewtiful Joe 2 incorporates more impressive quasi 2D/3D action
with over 40 new types of adversaries to obliterate. The not-so-average-Joe and
his beloved will once again break the gaming mold and deliver a unique
experience with his polished martial arts attacks, high-flying acrobatics, and
compelling storyline.

Viewtiful Joe 2 boasts the following
features: * More viewtiful 2D/3D hybrid action spanning more stages * New second
playable character – Now gamers can select Joe’s girlfriend, Silvia, who not
only struts around with her infamous pompoms but also wields a weapon that fires
projectiles to fend off the fiendish foes that she encounters. * More than 40
different types of enemies to obliterate! * More diverse stages to explore –
Viewtiful Joe 2 now takes players through new detailed movie themed environments
including the jungle, underground ruins, ancient Japan, snowy mountains and
outer space. * More variations of the Six Machine – Throughout the various
stages, Joe’s trusty aircraft transforms into various shapes to support his
activities such as a cannon, drill or submarine. * In addition to Joe’s infamous
"Slow," "Mach Speed," and "Zoom In" visual effects (VFX) powers, the action is
even hotter this time around when Silvia executes her own moves: "Slow," "Zoom
In" and the new "Replay" VFX power. Replay a punch for three times the damage.
Need to restore some health? Eat a hamburger and replay it so you get three
times the effect! But beware, try not to use Replay when getting hit or suffer
taking three times the damage! * "Viewtiful Touch" – Not only can players choose
whomever they want to play at the start of the game, they can also switch
between Joe and Silvia at anytime to adapt to different situations and solve
puzzles.

Capcom is a leading worldwide
developer, publisher and distributor of interactive entertainment. Founded in
1983, the company has created world renowned franchises including Resident Evil,
Street Fighter, Mega Man, Breath of Fire, Devil May Cry and the Onimusha series.
Headquartered in Osaka, Japan, the company maintains operations in the U.S.,
United Kingdom, Germany, Tokyo and Hong Kong. More information about Capcom and
its products can be found on the company’s web site at
www.capcom.com

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