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Various Games Ship To Stores (PS2/XB)

by Thomas on March 11, 2003 @ 5:16 a.m. PST

Sony Computer Entertainment America announced today that MLB 2004 from the 989 Sports group is now available in stores, marking the first time this critically acclaimed PlayStation baseball franchise hits the PlayStation2 ... Live by honor, kill by stealth ... Activision is calling on gamers to take the ninja oath and step into the shadows in Tenchu: Wrath of Heaven, the only stealth-based ninja game for the PlayStation2. Tenchu: Wrath of Heaven is currently available at North American retail outlets... MVP! MVP! MVP! Electronic Arts today announced the release of MVP Baseball 2003 from EA SPORTS on the PlayStation2 and Xbox. A PC version will ship on March 25, 2003.

Set in the late 1570s, one year after the events of the original, best-selling Tenchu game, Tenchu: Wrath of Heaven finds Rikimaru and Ayame on a quest to save feudal Japan from the clutches of an evil sorcerer and his six lords of darkness. Tenchu: Wrath of Heaven is currently available at North American retail outlets, is rated "M" (Mature - content suitable for persons 17 and older) by the ESRB and is available for a suggested retail price of $49.99.

"Tenchu: Wrath of Heaven exemplifies the true spirit of ninja abilities as players use stealth and camouflage to achieve their goals," said Larry Goldberg, executive vice president, Activision Worldwide Studios. "Using skillful attacks and the ever popular grappling hook in a beautifully detailed feudal Japan will allow everyone to capture the essence of life as a ninja."

Tenchu: Wrath of Heaven builds on the renowned gameplay of the popular TenchuĂ’ 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. Taking advantage of the PlayStation 2 computer entertainment system's impressive graphical capabilities, Tenchu: Wrath of Heaven features 25 death-defying missions, detailed lighting and weather effects and improved character animations.

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