Wednesday, September 2nd


Bellevue, Washington--Tozai Games announced today that it will feature playable game kiosks for Lode Runner and R-Type Dimensions for Xbox LIVE Arcade at this year's PAX 2009, beginning September 4th in Seattle, Washington. Additionally, PAX attendees will be able to view a trailer of Spelunker for PSN, which is coming to North America and Europe soon.

"PAX is such a great opportunity to reach out and meet the fans that we had to be a part of it," said Sheila Boughten, President of Tozai Games. "We'll have playable games, retro-themed Lode Runner t-shirts to hand out and even free game codes! It's going to be a huge party."

The Tozai Games booth (#3002) will be located near the North Lobby of the Washington State Convention Center, just off the open vestibule near the official PAX booth.

R-Type Dimensions was released in February of this year and received praise from the gaming media, including IGN naming it to the Top 10 list of Xbox LIVE Arcade games from the past 12 months. Released in April, Lode Runner has also won over the reviewers, including TeamXbox awarding it an Editor's Choice badge. Together, the games have established Tozai Games' reputation as a publisher dedicated to reimagining beloved classic titles, so it will come as no surprise that Spelunker for PSN is on its way from Irem and Tozai Games.

Irem and Tozai Games' Spelunker for PSN, already released in Japan, features a fresh take on the side-scrolling graphics of Tim Martin's classic, and with multiplayer support for up to six players on PSN, the new Spelunker is destined to be an online favorite.

"Of course, what sets Spelunker apart from practically every other platformer is how weak the character is," said Tozai Games' co-founder, Scott Tsumura. "Almost anything that happens in the game can spell the end for the Spelunker, which is what makes the game so challenging." Scott added that Spelunker continues to be one of themost beloved video game characters for Japanese gamers.

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Lode Runner©2009 Tozai, Inc. R-Type Dimensions©2009 Tozai, Inc.&Irem Software Engineering, Inc. Spelunker©2009 Timothy G. Martin&Irem Software Engineering, Inc. Lode Runner&Tozai Games are trademarks of Tozai, Inc., R-Type is a trademark of Irem Software Engineering, Inc., and Spelunker is a trademark of Timothy G. Martin, all registered or protected in the US and other countries. All rights reserved.

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