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Frogger Games Ready for the Picking

by Daniel Bloodworth - September 30, 2005, 10:28 pm PDT
Total comments: 1 Source: Konami Press Release

Frogger: Helmet Chaos for DS and Frogger: Ancient Shadow for GameCube now at retail.

KONAMI SHIPS TWO NEW TITLES FROM ITS BELOVED FROGGER FRANCHISE TO RETAIL STORES NATIONWIDE

Frogger Helmet Chaos Jumps To The PSP System And Nintendo DS

While Frogger: Ancient Shadow Hops Onto PlayStation 2, Xbox, And Nintendo GameCube

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

REDWOOD CITY, Calif. - September 27, 2005 - Konami Digital Entertainment - America, a division of Konami Digital Entertainment, Inc., today shipped two new titles from its Frogger franchise. One of the most popular video game icons of all time, Frogger makes his debut on the Nintendo DS(tm) with the release of Frogger(r) Helmet

Chaos(tm) and will be shipping one day later on the PSP(tm)

(PlayStation(r)Portable) system. Additionally, Frogger(r): Ancient

Shadow(tm) brings the classic "hop-n-dodge" gameplay to the PlayStation(r)2 computer entertainment system, Xbox(r) video game and entertainment system from Microsoft and Nintendo GameCube(tm). Each title features innovative gameplay, new characters, and dynamic environments, with more levels than previous games in the franchise.

"We have listened to the fans of the series and incorporated features people have been clamoring for, including the ability to unlock the classic 1981 Frogger arcade game," said Wyman Jung, Associate Product Manager, Konami Digital Entertainment - America. "The new Frogger games bring new colorful and exciting gameplay as well as an element of nostalgia that is sure to please gamers of all ages."

In Frogger Helmet Chaos, an evil force is threatening Frogger's home, Firefly Swamp, and the nearby Kingdom of Bunnington Hollow. The first 3D handheld game for the Frogger franchise with 3D environments and traditional 2D gameplay, Frogger Helmet Chaos delivers up to four player multiplayer action by utilizing the Nintendo DS wireless capabilities and the PSP system's wireless support. Gamers can unlock new playable characters, each with their own special abilities and moves, on more than 30 levels of play. Additionally, players can use the one-of-a-kind Nintendo DS touch screen for mini-games.

Frogger Ancient Shadow merges classic Frogger gameplay with platforming elements to deliver an exciting new challenge for up to four players. Join Frogger in Firefly Swamp where a dark secret has recently been uncovered. When Dr. Wani tries to resurrect an ancient evil force, it's up to Frogger to save the day. The game boasts a wide range of character moves that allow players to climb walls, double jump, tongue grab and more, as well as incorporating passwords that allow gamers to unlock content on the handheld system versions. As an added bonus, the soundtrack is composed by Mutato Muzika, the composer for Crash Bandicoot and the Rugrats theme song.

Frogger captured the hearts of gamers everywhere when it first appeared in arcades in 1981. More than 20 years later with over seven million games sold to date, Frogger continues to be one of the most memorable and well known pop culture icons.

Frogger Helmet Chaos is available for the PSP system and Nintendo DS for an SRP of $29.99 and rated "E" for Everyone by the ESRB. Frogger Ancient Shadow is available for the PlayStation 2, Xbox and Nintendo GameCube for an SRP of $29.99 and rated "E" for Everyone by the ESRB. For more information on the game, please visit: http://www.konami.gs

Talkback

KDR_11kSeptember 30, 2005

Hm... I liked Frogger 3D so maybe I'll pick this up.

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