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Tecmo's Dead or Alive 3 for Xbox to Feature Licensed Music by Aerosmith; Launch Title Takes Full Advantage of Xbox Dolby Digital 5.1 Audio Capabilities.

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TORRANCE, Calif.--(ENTERTAINMENT WIRE)--Oct. 11, 2001

Tecmo, Inc. announced today that its highly-anticipated video game Dead or Alive 3(TM) will feature licensed music from the rock band Aerosmith.

Tecmo has licensed the use of three songs, "Amazing," "Nine Lives" and "Home Tonight," for inclusion in Dead or Alive 3 which is exclusive to the Xbox(TM) video game system from Microsoft.

Isamu Fukada, President of Tecmo, Inc., was excited about the participation of Aerosmith in Dead or Alive 3. "Many of us, both young and old, have grown up listening to songs by Aerosmith, and it's an honor for us to feature their music in our biggest game of the year. Aerosmith is one of the great American rock bands, and their popularity further adds to the mainstream appeal of DOA3. Also, gamers with a surround sound system will be able to fully enjoy the sounds and music of DOA3."

J Allard, General Manager, Xbox Platform, was also very pleased. "We have very high expectations for this title. Dead or Alive 3 exercises the full power of Xbox, through the intense graphics and use of its Dolby Digital 5.1 audio capabilities, allowing Tecmo to follow Microsoft in the pursuit to provide gamers with the most powerful gaming experience ever. DOA3 is the total package. It has mind-blowing graphics, outstanding gameplay, and now, incredibly noteworthy music as well. This is one of the most talked-about titles for Xbox, and now Aerosmith's involvement adds even more to its uniqueness."

Dead or Alive 3(TM) is the third installment in Tecmo's popular fighting game series. It will be released November 15th, to coincide with the launch of Xbox. The suggested retail price is $49.99, and the ESRB rating is still pending. Gamers can pre-order Dead or Alive 3 at Tecmo's website at http://www.tecmoinc.com.

About Tecmo, Inc.

Tecmo, Inc. (http://www.tecmoinc.com/), well known for its hit titles such as Dead or Alive(TM), Ninja Gaiden(R), and Tecmo Bowl(R), also offers a number of current consumer titles, such as Gallop Racer 2001(TM), Monster Rancher 3(TM) and DOA2: Hardcore(TM) for the PlayStation(R)2 computer entertainment system. Other Tecmo titles include Deception III: Dark Delusion(TM), Monster Rancher Battle Card: Episode II(TM), and Monster Rancher Hop-A-Bout(TM) for PlayStation(R) game console.

About Xbox

Xbox (http://www.xbox.com/) is Microsoft's future-generation video game system that delivers the most powerful games experiences ever. Xbox empowers game artists by giving them the technology to fulfill their creative visions as never before, creating games that blur the lines between fantasy and reality. Xbox will be available in North America on November 15, 2001 at the suggested retail price of $299.99.

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