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Press release Everblue 2

Travel around the Caribbean exploring captivating underwater worlds in Everblue 2, Capcom's first diving adventure game for the PlayStation 2 computer entertainment system. In this undersea adventure, players assume the role of a top-notch diver in search of the treasure that has haunted his family for generations. Set sail to explore three different environments to unearth a cache of objects for bartering information and acquiring advanced scuba gear to help navigate the ocean's floor. Everblue 2 utilizes the
PlayStation 2 capabilities to produce uncompromising detail showcasing the ocean's depth, beautiful coral reefs, and engaging tropical sea life.
Explore and discover the mysteries the deep blue holds and uncover the magic that encompasses the region. Everblue 2 is scheduled to release in January 2003. The Entertainment Software Rating Board (ESRB) has rated this "E" for everyone.

Everblue 2's locale is every diver's dreamland: the clear blue of the Caribbean; a place that calls forth the tales of the Bermuda and its beautiful surroundings. Frolic amongst neighboring towns and gather
information to use for searching various treasures. Multiple element detectors help broaden the search for riches that consist of clay, metal or wood. Players can also swim freely surrounded by marine life and photograph their image to start a photo album or capture them to begin an aquarium.
Everblue 2 players will be so immersed into the experience that they may feel the need to decompress after each dive.

Everblue 2 includes the following features:
* Three expansive environments to explore:
* The Sea - Navigate and forage the main stage of the game to salvage numerous hidden treasures to exchange for various paraphernalia to help with future dives. However, beware of dangerous aquatic life, including the Lion Fish, great white shark, and eels, for they can cause damage and decrease
Leo's health.
* Town -Barter anything found during your excursions at a nearby town for better equipment. Interacting with the townspeople may prove useful to acquire hints about the location of items or provide specific missions to complete.
* Sunken Ships and Caves - Swim inside the interior of these forgotten vessels and caves and discover more objects to vend for upgrading your diving gear.
* Two "race modes"
* Drift Race - Be the first to win a one-lap race around an obstacle course.
* Salvage Race - Race to discover specific items from the sea within a time limit. Any object in your possession is yours to keep.

* Assemble a photo album - Photograph the environment during your underwater quest. Develop, choose, and edit up to 20 pictures to include in your album. If the town's resident photographer deems your snapshots good enough, you will receive special bonuses.
* Start an aquarium - If players take a photo of sea life listed on a Marine Life Chart, they can be placed in an aquarium for viewing at anytime.

In Everblue 2, a year has passed since Leonardo, a top-notch undersea diver, saved the island of Daidalos from disaster. Now follow Leo and his friend, Zuccho as they set off on a world journey to uncover the secret mysteries the emerald blue water holds and ultimately find the treasure that has haunted his family for generations.

Capcom Entertainment, headquartered in Sunnyvale, California, is a wholly owned subsidiary of Capcom, Co., Ltd. of Japan. A leading force in the multi-billion dollar interactive entertainment industry, Capcom's legacy spans more than 22 years of entertaining video gamers. Capcom develops, markets, and distributes home video games for the PlayStation® game console, PlayStation®2 computer entertainment system, Nintendo® GameCube, and Xbox game consoles, Game Boy® Advance and Game Boy® Color Systems, personal computers, and coin-operated games. Worldwide recognizable product lines
include the Resident Evil, Street Fighter, Mega Man, Breath of Fire, and Onimusha series. World headquarters in Osaka, Japan, the company also has offices in Tokyo, Hong Kong, London and Sunnyvale, California. The company is publicly traded on the Tokyo Stock Exchange code number 9697.


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