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Activision Set To Debut 'Tenchu 3: Wrath Of Heaven' At E3

by Rainier on May 17, 2002 @ 11:54 p.m. PDT

Attendees of this years E3 will get a chance to peer inside the secret shroud of the Ninja, when Activision, Inc.’s unveils Tenchu 3: Wrath of Heaven™ for the PS2 at its booth #1224 in the South Hall on May 22 - 24.

Tenchu 3: Wrath of Heaven builds on the renowned gameplay of the popular Tenchu franchise and delivers the most realistic, stealth-based, ninja action/adventure game ever. The game features impressive new stealth attacks, an enhanced fighting engine, new weapons and tools, plus larger levels, improved character animations, new multiplayer options and a soundtrack from famed composer Noriyuki Asakura. Tenchu 3: Wrath of Heaven is scheduled for release in the winter of 2002 and is currently pending a rating by the ESRB.

"Tenchu 3’s unique ninja style gameplay delivers an experience that’s unlike any other console game,” states Larry Goldberg, executive vice president, Activision Worldwide Studios. “Strategy and quick reflexes are equally important as players position their character for the perfect stealth attack.”

Set one year after the events of the original Tenchu game, Tenchu 3: Wrath of Heaven allows players to reprise their role as Rikimaru or as two other characters. As in the first two games, players must use cunning and strategy to prowl rooftops and overcome daunting odds with deadly stealth attacks. As a Ninja, players will engage in espionage, theft and assassination and explore specially designed environments that allow multiple solutions to a given obstacle.

Taking advantage of the PlayStation┬«2 computer entertainment system’s impressive graphical capabilities, Tenchu 3: Wrath of Heaven features 25 death defying missions, detailed lighting and weather effects, and improved character animations.

Tenchu 3: Wrath of Heaven is the sequel to the ground-breaking Tenchu: Stealth Assassins which established the stealth-action genre and became a worldwide hit selling more than 1.5 million copies worldwide. The title garnered critical acclaim including winning Game Informer magazine’s “1998 Action Game of the Year” award and IGN's Top 25 PlayStation titles of all time.

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