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Kemco Delivers Action, Comedy and Adventure for E3 2002


Seattle, Wash. – May 1, 2002 – Japanese publisher and developer Kemco, announced its diverse line-up for this year’s Electronic Entertainment Expo. Kemco will finally unveil the highly anticipated Batman: Dark Tomorrow for the PlayStation 2 computer entertainment system, The Xbox video game system from Microsoft and the Nintendo GameCube. In addition, the latest action puzzle game, Egg Mania, will be on display for both handheld and console platforms. Kemco will also be demonstrating its revolutionary new hardware - a GameBoy Advance MP3 player, at the company’s booth located at 2808 West Hall.  

Other titles to be exhibited by Kemco at E3 include, Boulder Dash EX, Crazy Chase and Woody Woodpecker Crazy Castle 5.

"From the action of Batman to the challenge of Egg Mania to our revolutionary GBA MP3 Player, Kemco’s diverse original titles, products and high profile licenses will appeal to both core enthusiast and mass-consumer audiences," said Glenn Halseth, vice president of sales and marketing for Kemco. "The 2002 line-up will help to ensure our position as a key publisher and developer in the North American market."

A brief synopsis of each title follows:

Title: Batman: Dark Tomorrow
Release date: November 5, 2002
Genre: Action Adventure
Platform: GameCube, PS2 and Xbox

Explosions echo throughout the mean streets of Gotham as rival gangs battle for control of the city. Anarchy reigns supreme with the sudden disappearance of Police Commissioner James Gordon and the lockdown of Arkham Asylum, home for the criminally insane. By using all of his skills, both mental and physical, as well as a variety of gadgets, Batman must stop the gang war, infiltrate Arkham Asylum and rescue the Commissioner. During this time, Batman must also piece together clues to discover the mastermind behind these seemingly unrelated events and stop an evil plan that threatens the fate of the entire world!

Title: Egg Mania
Release date: September 10, 2002
Genre: Action Puzzle Game
Platform: GBA

In this cartoon arcade style puzzle game, players battle one another to be the quickest to build a tower out of blocks. Facing challenges that include ascending water, challenging enemies and the inherent environmental hazards within each level, players must catch the falling blocks and drop them into their correct positions before the rising water consumes them. The object of this game is to be first to reach the top of the level and locate the pull chain that is used to "flush" their opponent’s tower.  

Title: Egg Mania: Eggstreme Madness
Release date: September 10, 2002
Genre: Action Puzzle Game
Platform: GameCube, PS2

Faithful to the original game theme, Egg Mania: Eggstreme Madness evolves around the concept of racing to build towers from randomly falling blocks while avoiding nasty foes and rising moat water. The game delivers an amazing array of customizable options for balanced gameplay and optimum challenge and includes dozens of new characters and modes that offer puzzle game depth and replay value.  

Title: Boulder Dash EX
Release date: August 2002
Genre: Acton Puzzle Games
Platform: GBA

Based on the coin-op arcade classic, players are cast as a curious explorer that, upon discovering a hidden cave, stumbles across the remains of an ancient culture. These adventurers must delve into the ruins of six worlds and search for hidden treasure, all the while defending themselves against blood-sucking bats, poisonous scorpions and a plethora of other monsters. New features include screen rotation and scaling, time bombs and multi-player support.

Title: Crazy Chase
Release date: October 2002
Genre: Action Adventure
Platform: GBA

In this quick-thinking crazy game, players will strap on their turbo-charged clown shoes and assist Kid Klown in saving the world and defeating the vile space pirate Dirty Joe, who has kidnapped "Her Royal Bratness," Princess Honey. Players join forces with Kid Klown to find four items that will enable the dynamic duo to reach the next stage before Dirty Joe’s bomb detonates. Fast fingers and a sense of humor are essential while facing perilous objects, such as cars, thorns, spikes, cannons, sticky bushes and rolling logs.         

Title: Woody Woodpecker Crazy Castle 5
Release date: September 2002
Genre: Action
Platform: GBA

In this fifth installment of the action-adventure Crazy Castle series, players step into the shoes of the loveable Looney Toon character Woody Woodpecker in his quest to aid Mother Nature in freeing the Fairy World from Demons. With the assistance of Mother Nature, players must navigate through several elemental worlds, collecting keys and other useful items, while assuming different costumes and discovering new abilities along the way. While searching for keys to find and unlock new doors, players will come across treasure chests filled with helpful items such as dart guns to freeze enemies or fruit pies to momentarily stun them. Each world has a new and dangerous adversary that must be defeated, before advancing to the next level and ultimately saving the Fairy world.

GameBoy Advance MP3 Player
The GBA MP3 Player features a portable music player function in addition to the normal GBA functions and can easily record and play music that can be heard via headphones or GBA speakers. It comes with a voice delete function that allows music lovers to delete vocals which are recorded with a built-in microphone.

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