Breakdown ShipsLeading video games publisher and developer Namco Hometek Inc. announced today that its unique first-person action/shooter, Breakdown, has begun shipping to retail outlets nationwide. Developed for the Xbox® videogame system from Microsoft, Breakdown is rated M for Mature and has an ESRP of $49.99. Breakdown is a science-fiction thriller combining the advanced elements of shooters and fighters into a unique and comprehensive first-person action/adventure game. Breakdown delivers an intense storyline that is revealed through its astonishing real-time rendered graphics, bringing an unprecedented level of realism to the game play experience. The lethal combination of fierce hand-to-hand and weapons-based combat allows players to evolve past an army of mechanically enhanced super human warriors into unsheltered territories. Mixing challenging puzzles, surreal dream sequences, advanced A.I. and massively detailed environments, gamers can expect the ultimate in an advanced fighting game system. “An explosive first-person gaming experience, combining hand-to-hand combat, state-of-the-art weaponry, a powerful story line and unbelievable graphics is what Breakdown offers,” said Rod Nakamoto, Executive Vice President of Research and Development. “Breakdown takes mystery and uncertainty to the next level. What more could a gamer want?” In addition to a compelling scientific/conspiracy themed story line, Breakdown features stunning, meticulous and immersive 3D environments. Combining exploration, combat and puzzle solving all through a 1st-person perspective, Breakdown blows away the competition and leaves players wanting more. For more information about Breakdown, visit http://www.project-breakdown.com/.