NEWS - Wednesday, November 20, 2002
Murakumo: Mech Hunter AnnouncedUbi Soft , one of the worlds largest video game publishers, today announced plans to launch the popular Japanese mech-based shooter, Murakumo: Mech Hunter, exclusively for the Xbox video game system from Microsoft. Murakumo: Mech Hunter is a fast-paced, "pursue and destroy" action game that features a variety of innovative, original mechs and adrenaline-pumping action set in city street and skyscraper environments. Murakumo: Mech Hunter is targeted to ship in February 2003. "Murakumos distinctive Japanese-influenced artistic style and intense gameplay set mech gaming standards in Japan, and we plan to bring that winning formula to Murakumo: Mech Hunter here in the US," said Tony Kee, vice president of marketing, Ubi Soft Entertainment. "We have enhanced the product by adding new levels and a new trial mode to this already action-packed title, providing US gamers the most intense mech gaming experience possible." Murakumo: Mech Hunter features 10 all-new pursuit and destroy missions exclusive to the US version, challenging players to hit boosters, and chase down and destroy renegade mechs through bustling streets and towering city skylines. As a member of the elite mech pilot group, Murakumo: Mech Hunter, gamers battle against a rogue group of computerized Mechs programmed for terror and destruction. Players choose from five different elite Murakumo Mechs, each with their own devastating arsenal and abilities, and several different modes of play, including Scenario Mode, Free Mission and Expert Mission. Murakumo: Mech Hunter also features an all-new Trial Mode, which allows players to challenge 10 Giant, mechanized bosses to beat and record personal best Rank and Clear Time.