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KUON

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Title: Kuon

Publisher: Agetec, Inc.

Developer: FromSoftwares, Inc.

Platforms: PlayStation 2

Genre: Horror/Adventure

Estimated Release Date: 14/4/2006

Target Audience: Fans of arcade action games and flight simulations 15-25 years

Age Rating: 16+ (PEGI)

Suggested Retail Price: £29.99

Number of players: 1 Player

Game Website : http://kuon.agetec.com

Kuon is based on an ancient type of Japanese horror story (Kwaidan). It beckons gamets to a dark and gruesome mansion in the Japanese town of Kyoto where mutated creatures and unimaginable horrors wait the multiple playable characters. When the story starts, players can choose to play a teenage girl in search of her father, Doman - the renowned exorcist - who was sent to the mansion with a few of his disciples to investigate strange occurrences; or « Yang Phase » as one of the Doman's disciples. After finishing both chapters, the « Kuon Phase » begins and real horrific truth can be discovered as players assume the role of a master exorcist.

The Heian (794 - 1192 A.D.) period of an ancient Japan was a time of great mysticism and magic. Kuon's unsettling storyline and haunting moral connotations are achieved throughout gory visuals and vivid imaginary, yet it also possesses the artistic and cultural beauty of classical ornaments and the famous kimono form of dress. The tune of Japanese Taiko Drums and the dark hymns of children are heard throughout the night. Residents wander like ghosts, and hungry demons creep in the darkness. Stave off the attacks of grotesque monsters in real 3D with Heian-period weaponry and the exorcism art of Onmyojutsu. Learn new spells from cards found throughout the mansion that allows players to cast magic and summon over twelve different creatures to do solve challenging puzzles, mini-games and a sturdy will to stand up to nightmarish world of unimaginable psychological horrors.

USP'S :

  • Dual language version allows you to choose your voice over allowing for deeper immersion into the Japanese setting time period
  • Authentic localisation keeping the game as faithful to the Japanese sensation !
  • A dark 3D adventure that comes to life in stunning detail with atmospheric lighting, shadows and special effects.
  • Battle Demons in Real-Time combat using magic, summons and traditional Heian weaponry !
  • A special Edition for Europe with modifications on the puzzle-game for more fun !
  • You are prey to some of the most visually stunning and imaginative monsters ever seen.
  • Dolby Pro Logic 11 Sound - Experience explosive audio you can feel as well as hear !

About AGETEC, Inc:

Agetec is a world - class publisher of award winning software and hardware accessories for the North American video game market. Agetec publishes many well-known brand titles, including: "King's Field," " The Adventures of Cookie and Cream," "Bass Landing," "RPG Maker," and the "Armoured Core" game series as well as the growing list of titles found in the A1 Games series.

Agetec, Inc. was originally founded in 1991 as ASC11 Entertainment Software, Inc., the North American satellite office of ASC11 Corporation (Japan). ASC11 Entertainment Software, Inc. published a variety of products including hardware and software for dedicated entertainment consoles and LAN support products for the home PC market.

To better focus on supporting the interactive entertainment channel in the US. Agetec, Inc. was spun off as an independent California corporation in 1998. Agetec, Inc. became a fully independent publisher in 1999 and has since published numerous titles for PlayStation, PS2, Dreamcast, N64 and Game Boy Colour console systems.

About Nobilis

Founded in 2001 in France (Lyon), Nobilis Group is a videogames publishing and distribution company. Nobilis distributes videogames on PC, XboxTM, PlayStation2, PSPTM, GameCubeTM Nintendo DSTM and Game BoyAdvance.

Its subsidiary companies are based in France (Nobilis France in Lyon), in Spain/Portugal (Nobilis Iberica in Madrid) and in Belgium/Netherlands/Luxemburg (Nobilis Benelux).

Among its partners, Nobilis distributes: Agetec, Aspyr, Capcom, Cenega, Davilex, DreamCatcher, Enlight Software, Focus, Frogwares, GMX Media, HD Interactive, IA Vision, Ignition, JoWood, Lago, Monte Cristo, Paradox, Project Three Interactive, Ubi Soft, Zoo Digital... and Radica, one of the world's largest manufacturers of Video Game Accessories (Gamester brand).

For more information: www.nobilis-france.com

For UK press enquiries please contact Ruth Fraser [email protected]

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