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March 21 2007

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Jeanne D'Arc Brings a Visually Stunning, Tactics-Based Strategy RPG Exclusively to the PSP®(PlayStation®Portable) System

After a Successful Launch in Japan, Level-5 Prepares to Deliver Their Unique Portable RPG to the North American Market This August

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Mar. 21, 2007

Jeanne D'Arc Brings a Visually Stunning, Tactics-Based Strategy Role Playing Game (RPG) Exclusively to the PSP® (PlayStation®Portable) System

After a Successful Launch in Japan, Level-5 Prepares to Deliver Their Unique Portable RPG to the North American Market This August

FOSTER CITY, Calif., March 21, 2007 - Sony Computer Entertainment America Inc. announced today the August 2007 North American release of Jeanne d’Arc, available exclusively for the PSP® (PlayStation®Portable) system.  Developed by Level-5, creators of the renowned Dark Cloud series and the critically acclaimed RPG Rogue Galaxy™, Jeanne d’Arc delivers a new tactical role-playing adventure set across vast lands with detailed environments, unique characters, and a diverse combat and gameplay system.  In Jeanne d’Arc, players will step into a colorful world that brings together history and fantasy, taking part in a magical tale inspired by the life and times of the legendary Joan of Arc.  Combining an intricate tactical combat system, a heroic story with more than 40 hours of gameplay, and a stunning visual style that truly dazzles on the PSP® system,Jeanne d’Arc is ready to deliver hours of strategic RPG action to players anytime, anywhere.

“With the introduction of Jeanne d’Arc for PSP®, Level-5 now brings their high standard of game development excellence to the portable world,” said Jeff Reese, Director, Software Marketing, Sony Computer Entertainment America.  “The team has managed to create an action filled, mythical adventure that RPG fans and gamers alike will take anywhere they feel like playing, further adding depth to the ever expanding lineup of PSP® software.”

The Jeanne d’Arc story begins far in the past, when a great war was waged by mankind against demonic armies attempting to invade the human world.  During that time, five brave heroes created armlets to restrain the demon gods.  In a quest to turn back the rueful army, a young crusader named Jeanne is commanded by mysterious voices to use the power of the magical armlet to seal away the demon king and recover her homeland once and for all.

Set among sprawling fields, battle-torn villages, and intricate dungeons, Jeanne d’Arc unfolds through more than 40 expansive and highly detailed environments, where players will engage in the pursuit of France’s resurgence.  Players will control up to 14 characters throughout the journey, including humans and beasts, as they battle a variety of enemies in the quest to turn back the English domination. Jeanne d’Arc delivers a strategic, turn-based battle system where players engage in unique team attacks and defensive schemes, using multiple characters’ skills in combination to create devastating strikes.  Further adding to the depth of play, each character has access to one of eight weapon types that are also upgradeable as players’ progress through the game.  Additionally, players can customize their characters with more than 150 different skills and abilities throughout the game.

About Sony Computer Entertainment Inc.

Sony Computer Entertainment America Inc. continues to redefine the entertainment lifestyle with its PlayStation® and PS one® game console, the PlayStation®2 computer entertainment system, the PSP® (PlayStation®Portable) system, and the ground-breaking PlayStation®3 (PS3) computer entertainment system.

Recognized as the undisputed industry leader, Sony Computer Entertainment America Inc. markets the PlayStation® family of products and develops, publishes, markets, and distributes software for the PS one game console, the PlayStation® 2 computer entertainment system, the PSP® system and the PS3 system for the North American market.  Based in Foster City, Calif. Sony Computer Entertainment America, Inc. serves as headquarters for all North American operations and is a wholly owned subsidiary of Sony Computer Entertainment Inc.

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