REDWOOD SHORES, CA– December 31, 2007– Hudson Entertainment, the North American publishing arm for Hudson Soft, today announced the“Bomberman LIVE New Year’s Bash Tournament&Sweepstakes,” in which U.S. players will compete both for bragging rights and for prizes, including a 1st-place prize of 100,000 Microsoft Points. Registration begins at 9:00 a.m. PST on December 31, 2007 and ends at 8:59 a.m. PST on January 13, 2008.
In the“Bomberman LIVE New Year’s Bash Tournament,” players will drop bombs with reckless abandon. They will attempt to get the most frags on the“Weekly Ranked Friendly Fire Leaderboard” which records performance in the new“Friendly Fire” game mode on any map. This new mode is available only by downloading the“Bomb-Up Pack 3” add-on pack for Bomberman LIVE from Xbox LIVE® Marketplace. The tournament begins at 5:00 a.m. PST on January 6, 2008 and ends at 8:59 a.m. PST on January 13, 2008. Concurrently, people will be able to enter the“Bomberman LIVE New Year’s Bash Sweepstakes” by simply registering at the official registration page. ( http://www.hudsonentertainment.com/tournament_register.php?tournament_id=1)
“Our goal with Bomberman is to bring the fantastic gameplay to a wider fanbase.” said John Greiner, President and CEO of Hudson Entertainment.“We start off the new year with a big tournament in Bomberman LIVE on XBLA, then move into new Bomberman Land releases on the Wii™, DS™, PSP®, and mobile. We have lots more planned to bring even more fans into the community in 2008.”
For Registration, Official Rules, and more information, visit Hudson’s website.
Originally launched in the US in 1987, the game captured gamers’ hearts with its simple yet challenging gameplay. Bomberman has over 60 iterations on nearly all major consoles and has recorded over 10 million units sold. The game has won accolades as the best multiplayer game of all time. The overall design appeals to gamers of all ages, both men and women. The game is simple enough: from a top-down perspective, you compete against other players in a grid-like arena. Your only weapon is a bomb, which you can drop to clear out obstacles or to knock out your opponents. Players can pick up upgrades which become available when they clear obstacles to increase their chances of winning. The game is fun, frantic and brings out the most competitive spirit in all of us! The new Bomberman Live game has garnered numerous awards and is currently a top seller on the Xbox LIVE® Arcade platform.
About Hudson Entertainment, Inc
Hudson Entertainment is the North American publishing arm of Hudson Soft, an international provider of games and entertainment content founded in 1973. Hudson Entertainment focuses on four key businesses: console games, digital download content, mobile games, and music. Hudson has introduced many best-selling videogame franchises including Bomberman, Bonk, and Super Adventure Island. Hudson's mobile division is a leading supplier of games and personalized content. Through numerous partnerships with record labels, Hudson has become a leading provider of hip-hop ring tones and mobile content. For more information on Hudson Entertainment, please visit www.hudsonent.com.
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