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Gitaroo Man Lives!

Platform(s): PSP
Genre: Puzzle
Publisher: KOEI

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'Gitaroo Man Lives!' (PSP) Gets Release Date

by Rainier on Oct. 2, 2006 @ 11:58 a.m. PDT

With his unique collection of battle songs and his talents for blazing out shark shattering anthems, Gitaroo Man is tuned up and ready to hit the road. Gitaroo Man Lives! makes clever use of the PSP’s analogue controls and includes brand new wi-fi games where two tunesmiths can either join forces or pit their talents against each other to see who is the ultimate string legend.

Gitaroo Man Lives! is the bittersweet tale of U-1, an ordinary young boy who dares to dream of becoming a skateboard master in order to attract the attention of Pico, the most popular girl in school. It is a heartwarming story of a boy triumphing against all odds and overcoming Kazuya, the school bully, winning the girl, and embarking on a journey of young love... then again, looking at U-1, perhaps not.
Actually, it is a spectacular story in which the last descendant of the legendary Gitaroo Man must use his magical guitar to save the planet Gitaroo from the evil Gravillians. This updated version of the original classic is optimized for portable play, and features new songs for the all-new Duet Mode.

“I’m bringing Gitaroo back,” said Gitaroo Man of his upcoming return to North America. The evil Gravillian family, Gitaroo Man’s archenemies, refused to comment.

“Packed with a quirky mix of Japanese pop art, lovable characters, and addicting musical death matches, the original Gitaroo Man became a certified intergalactic cult classic and was recognized for its innovation for music and gaming,” said Amos Ip, Senior Vice-President of Sales & Marketing for KOEI Corporation. “With the upcoming PSP version’s all- new Duet Mode gamers can jam to previously unreleased Gitaroo songs Metal Header and Toda Pasión.”

Key Product Features

  • Music is the weapon in this fabled rhythm game where you help beautiful loser U-1 transform into rock legend Gitaroo Man and ?nd true love.
  • For the first time ever, share the spotlight in new Duet Mode while jamming to previously unreleased Gitaroo songs Metal Header and Toda Pasión!
  • Battle for rock supremacy in Vs. mode via wireless (ad hoc).
  • Includes all 10 colorful stages from the original including, “Flyin' to Your Heart”, “Bee Jam Blues”, and “Born to be Bone”.
  • Music styles range from Rock, Hip-Hop, Reggae, Latin and more!
  • Single Play, Vs. and Duet Play with three levels of difficulty.
  • Music by COIL, with visual design and illustrations by pop artist 326.
  • The game is for 1-2 Players (ad hoc).

Gitaroo Man Lives!,developed by KOEI Co., Ltd. /Inis Corporation, is rated “E” (Everyone) by the ESRB, will ship to North American retailers on November 14th, 2006 for a suggested retail price of US$39.99.

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