KONAMI’S EPIC ADVENTURE GAME KING
ARTHUR SHIPS TO RETAIL STORES NATIONWIDE
REDWOOD CITY, Calif. – November 16,
2004 – Konami Digital Entertainment – America, a division of Konami Digital
Entertainment, Inc. today announced that King Arthur for the PlayStation®2
computer entertainment system, Xbox® video game system from Microsoft and
Nintendo GameCube(tm) has shipped to retail stores nationwide. Developed by
Krome Studios PTY, Ltd., and based on the true story behind the tale of King
Arthur and the Knights of the Round Table, players will relive the legendary
action as they wield Excalibur and battle on horseback.
Players can join the Knights as one
of five playable characters including Arthur, Lancelot, Guinevere, Tristan and
Bors — each with unique weapons and skills. Each of the game’s heroes are also
upgradeable with unlockable special moves and combos. King Arthur provides
gamers with a dynamic fighting system, including sword fighting melee, archery
and an innovative horseback combat system where players utilize their horse to
get a leg up on the enemy. Players can battle it out on their own in single
player mode or fight side by side with a friend in two-player co-op action.
"The tale of King Arthur has been
one of the most well known and captivating legends throughout history," said Rob
Goff, Product Manager for Konami Digital Entertainment – America. "Bringing this
legend to life in an interactive world makes for an ideal video game experience.
Now fans of the legend can discover firsthand what it’s like to be a Knight of
the Round Table and live out an epic adventure."
Based on the action feature film
from producer Jerry Bruckheimer and directed by Antoine Fuqua, King Arthur
expands on the movie and allows players to experience the vivid scenery and
intense battles like never before. Battle in photo-realistic environments with
motion captured fighting sequences and watch seamless transitions from film to
gameplay, as King Arthur beautifully re-creates the events of this legendary
King Arthur is rated "T" for Teen by
the ESRB and is available for the SRP of $39.99. For more information on the
game, please go to:
About KONAMI CORPORATION
Konami Corporation is a leading
developer, publisher and manufacturer of electronic entertainment properties,
specializing in the home video game market. Konami Corporation’s action and
adventure titles include the popular franchises Metal Gear Solid, Silent Hill
and Castlevania, among other top sellers. The latest information about Konami
can be found on the Web at www.konami.com. Konami Corporation is a publicly
traded company based in Tokyo, Japan with subsidiary offices, Konami Digital
Entertainment, Inc. in the US and Konami of Europe in Frankfurt, Germany. Konami
Corporation, the parent company of Konami Digital Entertainment, Inc. is traded
in the United States on the New York Stock Exchange under the ticker symbol KNM.
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be found at www.konami.com/usa.
About Buena Vista Interactive
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publishing label of Buena Vista Games, Inc., the interactive entertainment arm
of The Walt Disney Company’s Consumer Products business unit. The label creates,
markets and distributes a broad portfolio of PC and multi-platform video games
worldwide. The company also licenses properties and works directly with
third-party interactive game publishers to bring products for all ages to
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