POUNCE INTO CAPCOM®’S OKAMIDEN™, AVAILABLE TODAY

SAN MATEO, Calif.— March 15, 2011— Capcom® Entertainment, a leading worldwide developer and publisher of video games, ships Okamiden™ to North American retailers today for the Nintendo DS™ family of hand-held systems.

           Japanese mythology and artistic action come to life in Okamiden, as players use the stylus to draw their way through an epic adventure. Incorporating the best elements from the award-winning Okami™ series, Okamiden introduces the wolf pup named Chibiterasu, a partner system and clever puzzles to deliver a heartwarming adventure sure to please fans of the series and newcomers alike.

            Chibiterasu, a young sun god incarnated in the form of a wolf, teams up with a rich cast of characters and their unique skills to fight off a new threat that has leeched the world of its vibrant color. Beyond the battles, Chibiterasu and friends will come to realize their inner potential and accept the responsibilities and kinship that come with being the children of great heroes and gods.

Perfectly suited for the DS, players use the stylus to“paint” on the game screen, wielding a celestial brush controlled by Chibiterasu.  This powerful tool can attack enemies, paint helpful objects into life and perform exceptional feats like controlling wind and raging infernos that will change the world before the player’s eyes. Chibiterasu’s partners have unique abilities of their own, such as Nanami, the mermaid who easily navigates water, helping the player conquer puzzles and face an onslaught of perilous challenges.

Okamiden has all the makings of a handheld classic and is perfectly suited for the DS. Consumers can play Okamiden on the new Nintendo 3DS unit or the Nintendo DS family of hand-held systems.

           Okamiden is available for $29.99 USD. Those who preordered the game in the Capcom store receive a Chibiterasu character plush key chain originally available only in the Okamiden Limited Edition in Japan. For more details, please visit: http://shop.capcom.com/store/capcomus/en_US/pd/productID.215619300/Okamiden-Nintendo-DS.html

      

ABOUT CAPCOM

Capcom is a leading worldwide developer, publisher and distributor of interactive entertainment for game consoles, PCs, handheld and wireless devices.  Founded in 1983, the company has created hundreds of games, including best-selling franchises Resident Evil®, Street Fighter®, Mega Man® and Devil May Cry®. Capcom maintains operations in the U.S., U.K., Germany, France, Tokyo, Hong Kong and Korea, with corporate headquarters located in Osaka, Japan.  More information about Capcom can be found on the company web site, www.capcom.com.

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