Namco Announces TEKKEN 5 Limited Edition Premium Bundle Set



10th Anniversary Set to Include Next
Installment in the Popular TEKKEN Franchise, Premium Peripheral from Hori
(U.S.A.), Inc. and Limited Edition DVD Case

SANTA CLARA, Calif., (February 3, 2005)
Leading video games developer and publisher Namco
Hometek Inc. announced today it has partnered with Hori (U.S.A.), Inc., a
Japan-based peripherals manufacturer, to offer a limited edition TEKKEN® 5
premium bundle set to commemorate the 10-year anniversary of the fighting
franchise. The bundle will retail for $99.99 and include a copy of the
game, a Hori customized peripheral and a special six-disc collectors DVD case
for storage of all games in the TEKKEN franchise. Developed exclusively
for the PlayStation®2 computer entertainment system, both
5 and its limited edition premium bundle will be
available in stores in Q1 2005.
“We are pleased to continue our relationship with Hori and are confident this
limited edition bundle set offers gamers the most complete and definitive
game play experience,” said Garry Cole, Executive Vice
President at Namco Hometek Inc.  
The TEKKEN 5 limited edition peripheral offers highly accurate
controls replicating the arcade game play experience currently found on the
coin-op version of TEKKEN 5.  
Partnering again for release in the United States, Namco and Hori previously
collaborated on the release of a limited edition Flightstick 2
bundle set for ACE COMBAT5: The Unsung War in 2004.
“With so many peripherals in existence, we are committed at Hori to delivering
the most unique and highest quality products available for gamers,” said Ray
Hiyoshi at Hori (U.S.A.), Inc.  “Our newest peripheral was designed for
and those who love the best fighting game franchise of all
The TEKKEN 5 premium bundle set will be available at a limited
quantity of 20,000 at specialty retailers beginning on the launch day of the
software.  As part of the pre-order program at Electronics Boutique, GameStop
and Game Crazy, players will receive a collector’s edition art book that
features the art of TEKKEN spanning the 10-year history of the franchise.  The
book is available while supplies last and delivered upon purchase of the game.
Renowned for its variety of characters, amazing graphics and lightning-paced
game play, TEKKEN 5 promises to deliver the ultimate, most
visually stunning fighting game experience ever seen in a TEKKEN game.
brings back the popular cast of characters from the
previous TEKKEN games, along with three new characters, for a total of 20
default characters to start and more to unlock as players progress in the game.
 TEKKEN 5 allows players to use their fight money to customize
their characters with various accessories such as hats, glasses and an
assortment of different costumes.  Each of the new
characters is equipped with a variety of deadly techniques, and the returning
characters have been updated with new moves and attack combinations.  
For more information on TEKKEN 5, please visit

About the TEKKEN Series
TEKKEN was the first title to launch Namco’s
legacy in the fighting game genre.  Featuring an intriguing story with various
stylistic characters and high-end graphics, TEKKEN became an instant success in
the arcades and later was developed for the PlayStation® and PlayStation®2
computer entertainment systems.  Sales of the TEKKEN franchise have surpassed 20
million units worldwide.
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: Tekken®, SOULCALIBUR®, Dead to Rights®, Pac-Man World , Ridge
Racer®, Time Crisis® and ACECOMBAT . For more information about Namco and its
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About Hori (U.S.A.) Inc.
Hori Co. Ltd. is one of the oldest console peripheral makers in the
world, with business operations existing in Japan for more than 20 years.  The
company develops a wide range of peripherals, including regular controllers,
specialty controllers, memory cards, cables and remote controls.  The company’s
products are licensed by Sony, Microsoft and Nintendo for the Japanese market.
 In January 2004, Hori Co. Ltd. opened a U.S. office, Hori (U.S.A.) Inc., to
expand its business efforts worldwide.  For more information, please visit


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