January 13, 2005

KDDI CORPORATION
CAPCOM Co., LTD.

KDDI announces “Multi-Matching BB” service for Korea
-Capcom to release “Monster Hunter G” on January 20th-

KDDI Corporation is pleased to announce its “Multi-Matching Broad Band” to start service in Korea on January 20, 2005.  Along with this, Capcom has announced “Monster Hunter G”, the first software for the “MMBB”, will coincide with this service launch.

“Monster Hunter G” is an updated version of the original “Monster Hunter” title with new weapons and characters included.  The original “Monster Hunter” was released in Japan on March 11, 2004, for the Sony PlayStation® 2 offering consumers the chance to play via the “MMBB” network with other consumers around the country.

“Monster Hunter”, already a popular title for the “MMBB” in Japan, has received the award for “most distinguished game content” among titles released during the fiscal year of 2003 as named in the “Game Awards 2003-2004”.  In addition, “Monster Hunter” received the grand prize in the “Fami-Tsu awards for first half of 2004”.  

KDDI and Capcom are proud to introduce “Monster Hunter G” to the Korean market.  A campaign is underway for customers to try the on-line mode before the start of the “MMBB” service.  “Tele-Git”, a cell-phone bill-paying system, run by DANAL Co. will be used for billing in Korea.


[Fees]

1day

KRW1000 per day

30days

KRW9000 per 30 days

90days

KRW26000 per 90 days

180days

KRW51000 per 180days


Currently in Japan, there are 8 titles available for the “MMBB” including; “Resident Evil Outbreak”(Capcom), “MOBILE SUITE Z GUNDAM A.E.U.G. vs. TITANS”(Bandai), “King of Fighters ’94 RE-BOUT”(SNK PLAYMORE) etc… All of these titles are currently available to be played on-line for consumers who are subscribed to the “MMBB” with no additional service fees.

In the Korean market, KDDI is continuing to provide various kinds of unique software in conjunction with various software companies.

Another item under consideration is the prospect of KDDI expanding its “MMBB” services to North America, Europe, and all over the world.


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