08:41 PM - February 20, 2008 by Steve_OS
NEW INTERNATIONAL TRACK & FIELD™ COMING TO NORTH AMERICA FOR NINTENDO DS™
25th Anniversary Version of Classic Sporting Game Features Well-Known Konami Characters, Hyper-Addictive Gameplay
EL SEGUNDO, Calif. - February 20, 2008 - Konami Digital Entertainment, Inc. today revealed that New International Track and Field will be released in North America this summer for the Nintendo DS™. Celebrating its 25th Anniversary, this classic sports game has been updated with a bright and stylish new look, a wealth of competitive events plus online play.
Players can choose from more than 15 characters including some known Konami video game franchises such as Rumble Roses Silent Hill, Rocket Knight Adventures and Frogger. The game also includes two new secret unlockable characters that can be used in both single play as well as online.
New International Track and Field is a truly Olympian experience, with more than 20 athletic challenges to face, including the 100 meter dash, pole vault, high jump, archery and even throwing the javelin. As your athlete progresses in the game, it can be customized with new equipment, outfits, animations and other cool items. Each athlete also has a "Challenge Event" that will test player skills in unique and entertaining ways. New International Track and Field also incorporates a unique Voice Boost feature; using the microphone on the Nintendo DS, players can give their character a performance boost by cheering them on. The louder you are, the bigger the boost!
When you think you're ready to challenge the world's best, players can take advantage of a massive online feature set, including four player game sharing, worldwide rankings and online tournaments.
Developed by Sumo Digital, New International Track and Field for the Nintendo DS is expected to ship this summer. For more information, visit www.konami.com.