SOURCE: iGames, Inc.

iGames, Inc.

December 17, 2009 19:20 ET

iGames LAN Centers to Host Special Events for Monster Hunter Freedom Unite™

Adhoc "Party": January 2; Free Trial Opportunity and Daily Challenge: December 19 - January 1

SAN JOSE, CA--(Marketwire - December 17, 2009) - Leading LAN center organization iGames announced today that 12 LAN centers in the United States will host special gaming gatherings to celebrate Monster Hunter Freedom Unite™, the latest installment in Capcom's wildly popular Monster Hunter franchise.

On January 2, gamers across the country are invited to visit a participating LAN center to experience the PSP® (PlayStation®Portable) system social gaming phenomenon at a Monster Hunter Freedom Unite™ adhoc "Party". Gamers will form hunting teams across the participating LAN centers to battle monsters through Sony's new adhoc Party, which allows PSP system users to connect to multiplayer games wirelessly via a PlayStation® 3 computer entertainment system.

Party attendees will receive free food and drinks, and will get the chance to snag a share of $10,000 in total prizing, including Sony Style gift cards, Monster Hunter t-shirts, copies of the game, and the national grand prize: a $1,000 Sony Style gift card.

In preparation for the big gathering, Monster Hunters can try out the game and hone their skills from December 19 - January 1, when each of the LAN centers will be running a free trial showcase and challenging gamers to complete a daily in-game obstacle for the chance to win a PSP system and a copy of the game.

To find a Monster Hunter™ Freedom Unite LAN center location near you click here: http://northamerica.igameslive.com/gamers/events/eventcenters.aspx?id=100079

About Monster Hunter:

This latest installment in the epic Monster Hunter series delivers over 500 hours of gameplay spanning some 400 missions. Add in previously unreleased monsters, weapons and missions and you have the biggest Monster Hunter game to date.

Using the PSP system's wireless Ad-Hoc connection, players can adventure with up to three friends for a savaging multiplayer hunting party. From devising the strategy to executing the attack, players will need to work together in order to hunt down the ferocious beasts and progress through the wide range of quests on offer. Players will be rewarded for their use of deep fighting combat systems, encouraging them to seek out the more experienced hunters and team up in order to learn from their experience.

Even in single player mode, Hunters won't be alone thanks to the introduction of the new AI "Felyne" feature. Accompanying players on quests your furry ally will helping them battle monsters and gather extra resources.

About Capcom

Capcom is a leading worldwide developer, publisher and distributor of interactive entertainment for game consoles, PCs, handheld and wireless devices. Founded in 1983, the company has created hundreds of games, including best-selling franchises Resident Evil, Street Fighter, Mega Man and Devil May Cry.

Capcom maintains operations in the U.S., U.K., Germany, France, Tokyo, Korea and Hong Kong, with corporate headquarters located in Osaka, Japan. More information about Capcom can be found on the company web site, www.capcom.com.

About iGames:

iGames, Inc. has established strong relationships with industry leaders to provide a wide variety of products, services and programs to LAN venues and gamers including software licensing, hardware discounts, exclusive game launches, LAN parties, and tournaments. Today the company reaches over 1.2 million gamers around the world, initiating and co-organizing more than 200 events a year.

Contact Information

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    Christine Goutaland
    iGames
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