Frogger Helmet Chaos Jumps To The PSP System And Nintendo DS



KONAMI SHIPS TWO NEW
TITLES FROM ITS BELOVED FROGGER FRANCHISE TO RETAIL STORES NATIONWIDE



 




Frogger Helmet Chaos

Jumps To The PSP System
And Nintendo DS
While Frogger: Ancient Shadow
Hops Onto PlayStation 2, Xbox, And Nintendo GameCube




 




 


REDWOOD
CITY, Calif. – September 27, 2005


– Konami Digital Entertainment – America, a division of Konami Digital
Entertainment, Inc., today shipped two new titles from its
Frogger
franchise. One of the most
popular video game icons of all time,
Frogger
makes his debut on the Nintendo DS(tm)
with the release of Frogger® Helmet
Chaos(tm)
and will be shipping one day later on the PSP(tm) (PlayStation®Portable)
system. Additionally, Frogger®: Ancient
Shadow(tm)
brings the classic "hop-n-dodge" gameplay to the
PlayStation®2 computer entertainment system, Xbox® video game and
entertainment system from Microsoft and Nintendo GameCube(tm). Each title
features innovative gameplay, new characters, and dynamic environments, with
more levels than previous games in the franchise.


 


"We have listened to the
fans of the series and incorporated features people have been clamoring for,
including the ability to unlock the classic 1981 Frogger arcade game," said
Wyman Jung, Associate Product Manager, Konami Digital Entertainment – America.
"The new Frogger games bring new colorful and exciting gameplay as well as an
element of nostalgia that is sure to please gamers of all ages."


 


In
Frogger Helmet Chaos
, an evil
force is threatening Frogger’s
home, Firefly Swamp, and the nearby Kingdom of Bunnington Hollow. The first 3D
handheld game for the Frogger
franchise with 3D environments and traditional 2D gameplay,
Frogger Helmet Chaos
delivers up
to four player multiplayer action by utilizing the Nintendo DS wireless
capabilities and the PSP system’s wireless support. Gamers can unlock new
playable characters, each with their own special abilities and moves, on more
than 30 levels of play. Additionally, players can use the one-of-a-kind
Nintendo DS touch screen for mini-games.


 


Frogger
Ancient Shadow

merges classic Frogger gameplay
with platforming elements to deliver an exciting new challenge for up to four
players. Join Frogger in
Firefly Swamp where a dark secret has recently been uncovered. When Dr. Wani
tries to resurrect an ancient evil force, it’s up to
Frogger
to save the day. The game
boasts a wide range of character moves that allow players to climb walls,
double jump, tongue grab and more, as well as incorporating passwords that
allow gamers to unlock content on the handheld system versions.  As an added
bonus, the soundtrack is composed by Mutato Muzika, the composer for Crash
Bandicoot and the Rugrats theme song.


 


Frogger

captured the hearts of
gamers everywhere when it first appeared in arcades in 1981. More than 20
years later with over seven million games sold to date,
Frogger
continues to be one of the
most memorable and well known pop culture icons.


 



Frogger Helmet Chaos
is available for the PSP system and
Nintendo DS for an SRP of $29.99
and rated "E" for Everyone by the ESRB. 
Frogger Ancient Shadow
is
available for the PlayStation 2, Xbox and Nintendo GameCube for an SRP of
$29.99 and rated "E" for Everyone by the ESRB.  For more information on the
game, please visit: http://www.konami.gs

 


 


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