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Nobilis Present: ARMORED CORE: Nexus

Big stomping robots and networked multiplayer battles.
[This unedited press release is made available courtesy of Game Developer and its partnership with notable game PR-related resource Games Press]

Title: Armored Core: Nexus

Publisher: AGETEC, Inc. /Indie games

Developer: FromSoftware, Inc

Platforms: PlayStation 2

Genre: Action/Shoot

Estimated Release Date: 14/4/2006

Age Rating: 12+ (PEGI)

Suggested Retail Price: 19.99 £

Number of Players: 1 - 2 Players

Game Website:http://armoredcore.agetec.com

Time has long passed since humans came out of the underground shelters. The Organisation of Controlling Corporations (OCC) which was founded in order to begin reconstructing society quickly loses its power as stability returns to the land. But the intention of the OCC is anything but benign.

The Narvis company realizing the power that could be had in controlling the planetary resources, quickly launches into action a plan that will erupt in war and completely destabilise society for their own gain.

Features:

  • Over-hauled Graphic Engine - Most Realistic Armored Core Ever.
  • Complete Environment Freedom in Gorgeous 3D.
  • Active Mission Feature - Player In-Mission Actions determine how they Advance through the

game.

  • Multiplayer Options - Quite possibly the series' most popular feature, head-to-head multi-play is included with the title and enables up to four players to complete against one another using either i.LINK or for the first time ever LAN.
  • Full Analog Control - Another first for the series is full dual control, allowing more options for the player to choose how to control their AC.
  • Dolby Pro Logic 11 Sound - Experience explosive audio you can feel as well as hear!
  • Redesigned Interface - The menus and garage have received a complete graphical facelift.
  • 2 Discs filled with over 150 Missions - 40+ Arena opponents - 14 VS. Battle.
  • Maps - 400 + Total Parts

Discs:

Disc One - Evolution

Brand new material (missions, arena opponents, etc.) one would expect from a true sequel in the Armored Core universe.

Disc Two - Revolution

Revisits Armored Core's past with graphically overhauled missions from previous titles, as well as a wide selection of player-earned secrets (music, movies and artwork) associated with previous games in the series.

What the press say about products in the Armored Core Series:

Edge - 80%: As the standard bearer for mech-building and fighting, Armored Core's depth is still profound... The greater emphasis on overheat and a new tuning system will be to the taste of some veterans and not others, but the beauty of the machines will please all.

(June 2004, p.110)

GamesTM: One of the finest mecha games ever made... The constant micro-management of your AC's mutually opposed abilities coupled with an increased efficiency at neutralising enemies is a cerebral, immersive and vibrantly unique gaming experience, which lifts the game above its past incarnations. (June 2004, p.116)

Development of Armored Core: Nexus:

Developed by FromSoftware and originally released in North America for the PlayStation game console in October 1997 Armored Core quickly leapt to the forefront of the new generation of the Robot Action genre. It's critically acclaimed combat system and deep customisation combined to position Armored Core as a key contributor to the emergence of robot games into the mainstream. The series continued its prominence at the forefront of the genre with the July 2003 North American release of Silent Line: Armored Core for the PlayStation 2; Armored Core remains the all-time best selling Robot game for the PlayStation 2 platform. Armored Core: Nexus pushes the envelope of robotic gaming for the PlayStation 2 system and propels the series even further into the mainstream.

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 "Armored 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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