NEWS - Friday, September 3, 2004
Master Ninja Tournament Breaks RecordsSeptember 3, 2004 Tecmo® and Xbox Live announced today that their online tournament for Ninja Gaiden®, the Master Ninja Tournament (MNT), has broken records once again with its second tournament in the series. The second tournament, ending earlier this week, became the reining champion of online tournaments by having the highest number of registrants through xbox.com for an online tournament in the history of Xbox Live. Beating out the MNT's first tournament, the second tournament had over 1,000 more registrants than its predecessor. Using the new and challenging Ninja Gaiden downloadable, Hurricane Pack: Volume I, as a platform for the second tournament increased interest in the gaming community with thousands of gamers posting their Karma scores on the worldwide leader board by the end of the tournament. "We are thrilled that with each round of the Master Ninja Tournament we hold, we continue to break records with registration and participation," John Inada, Tecmo¹s General Manager, said. "We now look forward to the worldwide finals at the Tokyo Game Show and the third leg of the Master Ninja Tournament. The first and second tournaments, as well as the Hurricane Pack: Volume I were just the tip of the iceberg for Ninja Gaiden." For more information on the Master Ninja Tournament and Hurricane Pack: Volume I check out www.masterninjatournament.com Announcements of the winners of the second tournament as well as information on future tournaments in the series will be forthcoming.