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06. Jun, 2005 12:56 (HKT)

Shipping today: Capcom's long awaited Killer7 (Gamecube™ & PS2™) and Spike's high school action game Kenka Banchou (PS2™)


The hard-boiled storyline of Killer 7 puts delusional hit man Harman Smith on the trail of an underworld kingpin named Kun Ran who has unleashed violent creatures called 'Heaven's Smile.' These crazed soldiers, affixed with horrific smiles, are wreaking havoc on city streets, destroying anyone unlucky enough to cross their path.

But Harman Smith isn't alone. He has a few aces up his sleeve. Seven to be exact -- alternate personalities, each with their own unique style of death-dealing. For Smith to give Ran the dirt nap he so richly deserves, he'll have to cut loose these members of the 'Smith Alliance' and let them go to work. Players will have an opportunity to play a clairvoyant mastermind, a knife-wielding loner, and a pyrokinetic, to name just a few.

At this point, the game's main calling card is its stark look. The John Woo-ish camera swoops in on the hyper-flat cel-shaded characters who are bathed in shadows straight out of The Maltese Falcon.

Killer7 is a stylized, post-modern hard-boiled action-adventure game featuring visual artistry and dark imagery with striking cel-shaded graphics. Killer7 chronicles the connection between two men whose intertwined paths develop into a compelling tale of revenge and altering personas. Killer7 propels players into the consciousness of one man, Harman Smith and his seven different personalities. The player’s challenge is to stop a wave of indiscriminate violence that is plaguing the world.


Under development for more than 2 years and pushed back several times, Capcom's long awaited bloody action title Killer7 is finally in stock today, available as Gamcube™ and PlayStation2™ release version. The title scored 36/40 in last week's Famitsu rating, not disappointing anyone for waiting such long time until release. Both versions are identically priced at US$ 59.90 and ship including a Killer7 Bonus DVD as long as stocks last.



In Spike's high school action title Kenka Bancho, you battle against gangs from other high schools. The gamestyle can be described as a 3D version of River City Ransom. Certainly an insider title but reaching high attention in Japan, this title might attract customers who fancy interesting Japanese games.

Kenka Banchou is in stock today shipping as first print limited edition as long as supply lasts. The title includes a 20 pages comic and bonus sleeve as first print bonus.




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