NAMCO HOMETEK INC. ANNOUNCES
SUPPORT FOR XBOX 360(TM) WITH "FRAME CITY KILLER(TM)"
Next-Generation Action Title to
Set New Precedent in Immersive Gameplay, Audiovisual Fidelity
SANTA CLARA, Calif., (May 13, 2005)
– Leading video games publisher and developer Namco Hometek Inc. announced today
"Frame City Killer(TM)," a next-generation action game for the Xbox 360(TM)
video game and entertainment system from Microsoft. Featuring astoundingly
detailed graphics powered by the Unreal(R) Engine(TM) 3 and immersive,
non-linear gameplay, "Frame City Killer" is set to deliver an intense gaming
experience this holiday season in North America and Europe.
Set in a futuristic metropolis in
East Asia, "Frame City Killer" casts players as Crow, an assassin sent to Frame
City to identify and eliminate Khan – a mysterious terrorist and head of a
deadly new-age drug cartel. As a hit man, players track and profile targets,
while utilizing numerous methods to execute the perfect hit. "Frame City Killer"
offers players a dark and gritty storyline, thrilling car chases and a variety
of ways for players to achieve their goals.
“’Frame City Killer’ is an excellent
showcase of what Namco has planned for next-generation consoles,” said Nobuhiro
Kasahara, president and CEO of Namco Hometek, Inc. “The Xbox 360 provides an all
around entertainment experience with remarkable audiovisuals and groundbreaking
gameplay immersion, allowing Namco to successfully deliver innovation and fun to
"Frame City Killer" is the first
game by a Japanese developer to use the Unreal Engine 3. This technology allows
players to experience the most realistic visuals and physics in an interactive
environment including bombs shattering windows and bullets destroying cars.
"Namco has developed some of the
greatest franchises in the history of the video game industry and we are
extremely excited that they have licensed Unreal Engine 3," said Tim Sweeney,
Chairman and Founder of Epic Games Inc. "We know that gamers everywhere will be
just as excited to see what they are building with our technology."
About Namco Hometek Inc. Namco
Hometek Inc. is the U.S. consumer division of Namco Limited, a Tokyo-based world
leader in the high-tech entertainment industry. Based in Santa Clara, CA, Namco
Hometek Inc. is an award-winning video games publisher for next generation game
consoles. Namco has created some of the industry’s greatest video game
franchises: "SOULCALIBUR(R)," "Tekken(R)," "Dead to Rights(R)," "Pac-Man
World(TM)," "Ridge Racer(R)," "Time Crisis(R)" and "ACECOMBAT(TM)." For more
information about Namco and its products log onto www.namco.com.
"PAC-MAN WORLD(TM)," "Ridge Racer(R)," "Time Crisis(R)" and "ACECOMBAT(TM)" are
trademarks or registered trademarks of Namco Limited in the United States and/or
other countries. "Dead to Rights(TM)" is a trademark or registered trademark of
Namco Hometek Inc. in the United States and/or other countries.
"FRAME CITY KILLER(TM)" & (C)2005
NAMCO LTD., ALL RIGHTS RESERVED. Unreal is a registered trademark of Epic Games,
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