NEWS - Thursday, March 6, 2003
Murakumo Ships for XboxSAN FRANCISCO, CA - March 6, 2003 - Ubi Soft , one of the worlds largest video game publishers, today announced it is shipping the popular Japanese mech-based shooter, Murakumo: Renegade Mech Pursuit, exclusively for the Xbox video game system from Microsoft. Murakumo: Renegade Mech Pursuit is a "pursue and destroy" action game that puts you in control of an elite Mech Hunter unit that must suppress a rampage of renegade mechs programmed for terror and destruction, bent on eliminating everything in their path. Previously released in Japan, Murakumo: Renegade Mech Pursuit features 20 intense missions - 10 exclusive to the US version - challenging players to chase down and destroy renegade mechs through bustling city streets and towering skylines. 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: Renegade Mech Pursuit 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. Intensifying Murakumos thrilling game play is the games incredible speed. It is easily the fastest moving Mech game ever created for any gaming platform, exploding the myth that Mechs are slow, plodding machines. "The plodding brutes of Steel Battalion and MechAssault cant even fire missiles that travel as fast as you will in Murakumo," commented Xbox.Ign.com. Official Xbox Magazine was similarly excited about Murakumos incredible pace, "Did we mention that this game is FAST? Depending on your mech, you can literally race through levels at breakneck speeds chasing down targets for a real rush..."