ACTIVISION LAUNCHES THE TENCHU™:

WRATH OF HEAVEN™ WEB SITE

Exclusive Video Unveiling, Game Information and Downloads

Log Onto www.tenchuwrath.com for Exclusive Video Unveiling, Game Information and Downloads

Activision is giving gamers an all access pass to go behind-the-scenes for its highly anticipated stealth-based, ninja action game at the official Tenchu : Wrath of Heaven web site. Located at www.tenchuwrath.com, the site will kick off with an exclusive cinematic trailer showcasing the game's epic storyline and heart-pounding stealth action featuring all three playable characters - Rikimaru, Ayame and Tesshu. Additionally, the site will be updated weekly and will roll out a host of other downloads and information including custom wallpaper, character and weapon features, links to the online Ninja community and news updates. Named one of GameSpy's "Most Wanted Console Games of 2003,"

Tenchu: Wrath of Heaven is released on March 7th for a suggested retail price of £39.99.

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The Tenchu: Wrath of Heaven web site will feature the following sections:

About The Game - Go back to 16th century Japan and learn about the violent rebellion and civil strife that are behind this newest installment in the acclaimed Tenchu series. An in-depth look at gameplay, ultra-realistic stealth kills, individual levels and the all-new multiplayer feature will accompany players on their journey.

Exclusive Downloads - Fans can keep the look of ancient Japan on their desktop with customizable wallpaper. New screenshots and updated movies will also be located here.

Characters - Intriguing tales of espionage, theft and assassination are behind each mission Ninjas must embark upon. Here fans can delve into the backstory of each ninja and learn about their unique abilities and the enemies they must defeat.

Weapons - Discover authentic Ninja weapons and items that help Ninjas to live by honor, kill by stealth.

Community - Link to the online Ninja community and experience an array of Ninja sites and Tenchu: Wrath of Heaven fan sites.

News - Get the latest Tenchu: Wrath of Heaven updates hot off the press!

Tenchu: Wrath of Heaven builds on the renowned gameplay of the popular Tenchu franchise and delivers the most realistic, stealth-based, ninja action/adventure game ever. The game features impressive new stealth attacks, an enhanced fighting engine, new weapons and tools, plus larger levels, improved character animations, new multiplayer options and a soundtrack from famed composer Noriyuki Asakura. Taking advantage of the PlayStation®2 computer entertainment system's impressive graphical capabilities, Tenchu: Wrath of Heaven features 25 death defying missions, detailed lighting and weather effects, and improved character animations. The game has been rated 15 by the BBFC.

TENCHU™: WRATH OF HEAVEN™ SET FOR RELEASE 7th MARCH

PlayStation®2 owners will soon be able to conceal their identities behind the secretive shroud of the Ninja, when Activision unleashes Tenchu: Wrath of Heaven on March 7th 2003.

Tenchu: Wrath of Heaven , true to form, delivers the most realistic, stealth-based, ninja action/adventure game everand follows in the footsteps of the legendary gameplay of the popular Tenchu series. The game is loaded full of impressive features including new stealth attacks, a greatly enhanced fighting engine, new weapons and tools, plus larger levels, improved character animations, new multiplayer options and a beautifully scored soundtrack.

Tenchu’s gameplay focuses strongly on the stealth and covert assassin techniques of the ninja. As with true ninjas, not only must you be critically aware where you are, but both strategy & lightning fast reflexes are vital to your survival & overall success in this game.

Set a year after the events of the original Tenchu game, Tenchu: Wrath of Heaven allows players to reprise their role as Rikimaru and as two other characters. As in the first two games, players must use cunning and strategy to prowl rooftops and overcome daunting odds with deadly stealth attacks. As a Ninja, players will engage in espionage, theft and assassination and explore specially designed environments that allow multiple solutions to a given obstacle.

Taking advantage of the PlayStation®2 computer entertainment system’s impressive graphical capabilities, Tenchu: Wrath of Heaven features 25 death defying missions, detailed lighting and weather effects, and improved character animations.

Features:

All-New Stealth Attacks and Enhanced Fighting Engine – Players can master new combo attacks including stealth moves and jumping attacks played out in breathtakingly detail via a new and improved fighting engine.

Multiplayer Options and Levels – Fans can play with a friend on five unique multiplayer levels in two mission modes: co-operative team-oriented missions and Hunter-Hunted death match mode where gamers and a friend can sneak up on one another as opposing ninjas. The abilities earned in single-player action can be transferred to the multiplayer games in order to strengthen attacks.

Stunningly Realistic Graphics – By taking advantage of the PlayStation 2’s impressive graphical capabilities, Tenchu: Wrath of Heaven features nine large, incredibly vibrant levels with detailed lighting and weather effects as well as improved character animations.

Multiple Missions Paths – Players must complete unique mission objectives including espionage, theft and assassination. Uniquely crafted levels allow fans to determine the most efficient way to achieve mission goals. Improved enemy AI adds to the challenge, forcing players to think on their feet. In addition, each level features three unique enemy placements to keep players guessing. Multiple game endings – based on earlier decisions made in the game – keep bringing gamers back for more.

Tenchu: Wrath of Heaven is the sequel to the ground-breaking Tenchu: Stealth Assassins which established the stealth-action genre and became a worldwide hit selling more than 1.5 million copies worldwide. The title garnered critical acclaim including winning Game Informer magazine’s “1998 Action Game of the Year” award and IGN's Top 25 PlayStation titles of all time.

 

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