NEWS - Tuesday, October 21, 2003
Konami Ships Over 1 Million Units of TMNTREDWOOD CITY, CALIF. - October 21, 2003 - Leading videogame publisher Konami Digital Entertainment - America, a division of Konami Digital Entertainment, Inc., today announced that it has shipped over 1 million units of Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles(tm) (TMNT) on its launch day. Available at retail outlets nationwide for PlayStation®2 computer entertainment system, the Xbox(tm) video game system from Microsoft, Nintendo GameCube® and Nintendo Game Boy® Advance, the game is backed by a multi-million dollar national TV campaign including FoxBox and Nickelodeon. Retail promotions include a TMNT comic book, exclusive t-shirt, DVD or Playmate Toys gift with purchase at most major retailers. Additional promotional activities include a digital copy of the first TMNT comic book from Dreamwave in the game. A cross-promotion with Playmates Toys will also help publicize the TMNT videogames by including secret game codes and on-pack advertising with over 1.2 million TMNT action figures. "Everything from the new animated TV series and action figures to the comic books and video games, shows the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles are once again taking the world by storm," said Erica Mason, product manager, Konami Digital Entertainment - America. "This game is a must have for fans of the series, both young and old." The TMNT games use the same cell-shaded graphics as well as the full cast of characters and voice talents from the popular FoxBox animated TV series. Each of the four Turtles have their own special moves that will help players kick, smack, slice and dice their way through the six stages and over 35 levels of beatem up action. While battling fierce foes, including the Foot Ninjas and Mousers in the Story Mode, players can collect scrolls to unlock more special effects. TMNT also allows for two players to team up for multiplayer fun as they work toward defeating their vile adversary, the Shredder. A sleek Versus Mode also lets players go toe-to-toe and show off their fighting prowess.