SANTA CLARA, Calif., (September 13, 2005) � Leading video games developer and publisher Namco Hometek Inc. announced today that �Urban Reign(TM)� has shipped to retail outlets. �Urban Reign� provides enough white-knuckle beat-�em-up street brawling in 100 missions to satisfy the most battle-hardened players. Developed by a team with members from previous TEKKEN(R) and SOULCALIBUR(R) projects, �Urban Reign� is rated T for Teen by the ESRB and is available exclusively for the PlayStation(R)2 computer entertainment system.
�The experience and expertise of the legendary teams behind �Urban Reign� have been essential in creating Namco�s next great fighting game and adding this title to our roster of acclaimed franchises,� said Yoshi Niki, Business Unit Director at Namco Hometek Inc. �An impressive assortment of brawlers, varied gameplay and robust multiplayer offerings will provide fighting game fans with hours of memorable no-holds-barred battles.�
In �Urban Reign,� players help �tough guy for hire� Brad Hawk bring some inner city justice to the rival gangs of Green Harbor. With 100 missions of full-blown turf war, Brad must unravel the gang corruption that runs rampant throughout the city and government. Players can team up with a computer-controlled partner to unleash devastating combo maneuvers against an onslaught of enemies as they assist Brad in protecting one of the city�s dominant gang leaders. Crack skulls using all possible methods of fighting � from 30 weapons found on the streets such as shovels, pipes and bats to unique fighting styles such as boxing, wrestling and kung fu.
�Urban Reign� offers extensive replayability with 60 playable characters � including Paul Phoenix and Marshall Law from the TEKKEN series � and a variety of gameplay modes. Free mode allows players the chance to unlock new characters while exploring new fighting styles; Challenge mode tests a player�s skills alongside a friend or with an AI partner against wave after wave of enemies; and Multiplayer mode enables a player to fight along or against friends in four-player head-to-head brawls.
For more information about �Urban Reign,� please visit http://urbanreign.namco.com.