Los Angeles (October 7, 2008) TAITO Corporation (TAITO™), a wholly-owned subsidiary of Square Enix Holdings Co., Ltd., announced that The Legend of Kage™ 2 has shipped to North American retailers today.
Twenty-three years after its arrival on the arcade scene, The Legend of Kage makes a triumphant return with an upgraded skill system, all-new story elements and dual-screen presentation that extends the players' range of action like never before. While maintaining the gameplay and spirit of the original release, The Legend of Kage 2 marks the evolution of a classic arcade game on Nintendo DS™.
The thrilling ninja action of The Legend of Kage 2 takes over both Nintendo DS screens, fully utilizing the dual-screen presentation and scrolling to draw players into a dynamic world filled with exhilarating midair combat. With rich, elaborate stages and a compelling story that follows the tale of two protagonists, The Legend of Kage 2 breathes renewed excitement into the classic action adventure experience.
Two protagonists, each with their own story…
The Warring States period has come to an end, and Japan is at last united under the Tokugawa government. Yet the world in which Kage and Chihiro's stories unfold is filled with bitterness and hate born from years of conflict and endless turmoil. Entrusted with a mission to protect the Princess Kirihime, the two young ninjas each embark on a fateful journey that will put their skills to the test.
- <*>The hit arcade game returns, now on a handheld console for the first time!*> <*>The dual-screen functionality of Nintendo DS injects life into the vibrant game world and its elaborate, action-packed stages*> <*>Various combinations of Element Orbs allow players to perform an assortment of skills and Ninjutsu techniques*> <*>Two stories told through two protagonists, both with unique attack abilities, provide twice the adventure for players*>
The Legend of Kage 2 is rated E10+ (Everyone 10 and older). Please visit the Entertainment Software Rating Board (ESRB)website at www.esrb.org for more information about ratings. The Legend of Kage 2 will be available at North American retailers for the suggested retail price of $19.99 (USD). The official website can be found at http://na.square-enix.com/kage2.
About TAITO Corporation
TAITO Corp. (TAITO) is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Square Enix Holdings Co., Ltd. With headquarters in Tokyo, Japan, TAITO operates core businesses such as game arcade operations, coin-operated game machines, and mobile phone content services. A seminal part of gaming history, TAITO caused a worldwide sensation with its arcade legend, SPACE INVADERS®, and developed such fan favorites as EXIT™ and ARKANOID™. Today, TAITO continues to thrill game lovers of all generations by offering both classic and new family-oriented titles on the latest gaming platforms. TAITO delivers a wide range of entertainment experiences with the goal of providing consumers with fresh surprises and new discoveries. More information on TAITO can be found on the Internet at http://www.taito.co.jp/english.
About Square Enix Co., Ltd. and Square Enix, Inc.
Square Enix Co., Ltd. (Square Enix), a wholly-owned subsidiary of Square Enix Holdings Co., Ltd., with headquarters in Tokyo, Japan, develops, publishes and distributes entertainment content including interactive entertainment software and publications in Asia, North America and Europe. Square Enix brings two of Japan's best-selling franchises– FINAL FANTASY®, which has sold over 85 million units worldwide, and DRAGON QUEST®, which has sold over 46 million units worldwide– under one roof. Square Enix is one of the most influential providers of digital entertainment content in the world and continues to push the boundaries of creativity and innovation.
Square Enix, Inc. is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Square Enix Holdings Co., Ltd. with offices in Los Angeles, California. It handles operations in North America, including development, localization, marketing and publishing of Square Enix titles. More information on Square Enix can be found on the Internet at http://www.square-enix.com.
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