From Dust to Retail
3/15/2005 11:34:00 PM
Majesco let us know that it has shipped Phantom Dust
to retail outlets across the nation. Already critically acclaimed in Japan, this title arrives to us at the $19.99 price point. Pretty sweet for a game that features an impressive set of Xbox Live features.
MAJESCO SHIPS ACCLAIMED â€˜PHANTOM DUSTâ€™
WITH INTENSE ACTION VIA XBOX LIVE FOR $19.99
Popular Anime-Inspired Action/Strategy Debuts Exclusively Xbox
EDISON, N.J., March 15, 2005 â€“ One of Japanâ€™s most critically acclaimed games arrives stateside, as Majesco (NASDAQ: MJES), a provider of diversified offerings and content for digital entertainment platforms, today announced Phantom Dust has shipped to retail stores nationwide. Available exclusively for the XboxÂ® video game system from Microsoft, for a suggested retail price of $19.99, Phantom Dust features Xbox Liveâ„¢ support, enabling players to compete, trade skills, and share statistics online.
â€œFirst introduced in Japan, Phantom Dust quickly became a hit for its unique combination of fast-paced action, striking graphics and competitive multi-player capabilities via Xbox Live,â€ said Ken Gold, Majescoâ€™s vice president of Marketing. â€œThis offering of a highly entertaining product at an attractive price-point appeals to both hardcore gaming fans as well as the casual, mass-market audience.â€
In Phantom Dust, gamers assume the role of the â€œgifted oneâ€ trying to unlock the events of the recent apocalypse, causing the near-destruction of the human race. Players emerge from underground to find that the surface is covered with mysterious particles called Phantom Dust, and is inhabited by creatures which embody peopleâ€™s worst nightmares. Players utilize supernatural skills to defeat opponents, and regain lost memories.
Phantom Dust highlights include:
Earned a score of 34 out of 40 in Famitsu Magazine in Japan, and awarded the Silver Award from Electronic Gaming Monthly.
Compete in over 100 single-player missions and fast-paced, multi-player action via
Gain over 300 skills to blast and damage opponents, steal their skills, and neutralize their psychic abilities;
Enable Live features to play in tournaments, check statistics on leader boards, trade, sell or ante skills and download new skills;
Multiple online game modes including â€œCooperative Multiplayerâ€ and â€œFree for Allâ€ and utilize pre-built arsenals to immediately engage players;
Earn points in Live battles and use them to buy new skills;
Use psychic-skills on surrounding environments to cause more harm to opponents;
Players interact with other characters and their surroundings to discover more about their world, their skills and themselves;
Choose strategy based on environment, battle mode, personal style and your opponentâ€™s abilities;
Developed by Microsoft Game Studios, Japan
Additional information on Phantom Dust can be found online at the official website: http://www.phantom-dust.com.
Headquartered in Edison, NJ, Majesco Holdings Inc. (NASDAQ: MJES) is a provider of diversified products and content for digital entertainment platforms. The Companyâ€™s three main product lines are Games, including highly anticipated titles Advent Rising and Psychonauts; Videos, which highlights the Company's platform-independent video compression technology; and Gadgets, which includes innovative digital entertainment products like the Wireless Messenger for Game BoyÂ® Advance. More information about the Company can be found online at www.majescogames.com.
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