Hudson tells a Shadowy Tale

9th April, 2010

Konami Digital Entertainment GmbH has shed more light on its innovative Wii platform game, A Shadow’s Tale, which has been created by Hudson Soft for release in Autumn, 2010.

A Shadow’s Tale takes the basic formula of the platform game and gives it a novel twist. For reasons that become clear as the game progresses, the player controls the shadow of a young boy. The shadow has one purpose in life: to scale the colossal tower that dominates the game’s skyline. And to do this he has to make use of the light that is cast over the game’s beautifully realized stages.

As the sun shifts during the course of the game, A Shadow’s Tale’s levels are dictated by several key factors. First, the shadow can only walk on the thin line between shadow and light, and he must always have a shadow foothold. He will disappear if he is fully engulfed by either darkness or strong light, and he can only progress to the next stage if he collects key items needed to move on. As such, A Shadow’s Tale becomes a gripping quest that mixes exploration, puzzle-solving, combat against shadowy foes, and evasion, within a series of levels that are influenced by the position and angle of the level’s light source.

The mysterious shadow is also accompanied by a winged sylph known as a‘Spangle’, which can be used to manipulate physical items, such as metal work, that the shadow boy cannot. As such, A Shadow’s Tale adds a level of puzzling, with the Spangle giving support to the player. The combination of light and shadow creates a unique blend of game styles, with the‘Spangle’ moving physical objects to alter or shift the shape of shadows to create walkways to previously inaccessible areas.

A new website showcasing the atmospheric visuals and gameplay elements has been created to countdown to the launch of A Shadow’s Tale at http://www.hudson.co.jp/ashadowstale.

About KONAMI CORPORATION

KONAMI CORPORATION was established in 1973, and became a holding company on March 31, 2006. KONAMI CORPORATION covers the fields of "Digital Entertainment Business", "Health&Fitness Business" and "Gaming&System Business". KONAMI CORPORATION went public on Tokyo Stock Exchange in 1988, the London Stock Exchange in 1999, and the New York Stock Exchange in 2002. Home Page URL: www.konami.co.jp. Konami Digital Entertainment GmbH is a wholly-owned subsidiary, responsible for popular franchises like Metal Gear Solid®, Silent Hill® and Pro Evolution Soccer™ amongst other top sellers. For more information concerning Konami Digital Entertainment GmbH and its products, please visit www.konami-europe.com/games

About HUDSON SOFT COMPANY, LIMITED

HUDSON SOFT CO. LTD., was established in 1973, and creates and provides various own brand games for home-use video game consoles, as well as aggressively promoting digital download content. Additionally HUDSON conducts wide range of other businesses, including provision of mobile contents, PC games, music, and visuals.

For more information, please visit: http://www.hudson.co.jp/index_e.html

©2010 HUDSON SOFT

Published by Hudson Soft Co., Ltd.

Distributed by Konami Digital Entertainment GmbH

" A Shadow's Tale" is a trademark of HUDSON SOFT CO., LTD.

A Shadow’s Tale will be released for Wii in Autumn, 2010. For For more information, please contact Steve Merrett at Voltage PR on 020 7903 5122 or email steve@voltagepr.com. Assets can be found at www.voltagepr.com.


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