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November 11th, 2005, 10:45
'Awaken the hero-ness from within' as Capcom today released two new action-packed titles for the Viewtiful Joe universe. Viewtiful Joe: Red Hot Rumble brings intense versus-style action to the series. Premiering on the Nintendo GameCube, this game has Joe and his friends battling it out with their VFX powers to determine who will star in Captain Blue's latest production. In Viewtiful Joe: Double Trouble a new mysterious syndicate invades the peaceful "Movie Studio" theme park and it's up to Joe to reestablish the tranquility that once was. Available for the Nintendo DS, the game will make full use of the handheld's dual-screen and touch-sensitive panel. Both Viewtiful Joe: Red Hot Rumble and Viewtiful Joe: Double Trouble are now available at retailers across North America and carries an "T" rating for teen audiences by the ESRB (Entertainment Software Rating Board).

In Viewtiful Joe: Red Hot Rumble, production on the newest Captain Blue movie is just about to begin. Unfortunately he can't seem to decide on the lead character. Now it's up to gamers to be the star of the show and 'audition' to see who will take the leading role in this big action extravaganza. An all-star cast of new and familiar playable characters will be available in this intense versus-fighting game including Captain Blue Junior, Sprocket and other original characters from the popular Japanese TV animated cartoon series. With completely new movie set designs and two player cooperative gameplay, there is an exuberant amount of action that extends beyond the silver screen.

Viewtiful Joe: Red Hot Rumble boasts the following features:
- New versus gameplay for the Viewtiful Joe universe -The gloves come off during the 'audition' as players participate in this intense versus fighting action; a first for the award-winning series.
- All-star cast of playable characters - Reacquaint yourself with familiar faces or discover new and original characters from the TV anime series including Sylvia, Alastor, Sprocket, an ice princess that intimidates people with her cold stares, and Captain Blue Junior, Captain Blue's sidekick who calls himself 'Junior'.
- Interactive environments - In addition to new set designs, players will be able to use enemies and background elements to attack their opponents.
- Two different modes of play:
- Story Mode - A single player mode where gamers face off against the AI-controlled characters and advance through the story
- Multiplayer Battle Mode - Duke it out with up to three other players and see who reigns on the big screen

In Viewtiful Joe: Double Trouble an action-movie hero's work is never done! During an on-location shoot of Captain Blue's latest movie, a new sinister group literally steals the show and it's up to our not-so-average Joe to reclaim it. Using the Nintendo DS dual screens, gamers help Joe split the screen wide open to solve mind-boggling puzzles and perform his devastating moves in this side-scrolling action title. Plus the 'Joe Camera' let's you pull the upper screen down to literally give Joe a helping hand. To help with all this chaos is Joe's quarrelsome little sister, Jasmine, who joins in on the action this time around.

Viewtiful Joe: Double Trouble will include the following features:
- Viewtiful Joe: Double Trouble retains the exciting cel-shaded gameplay that is synonymous to the series.
- All new and engrossing storyline set within the "Movie Studio" theme park.
- A diverse set of new enemies to tackle and defeat.
- Introduction of a new character to the "Joe" family - Meet Joe's little sister, Jasmine, an aspiring actress who gets caught up in the movie action.
- Innovative use of the Nintendo DS Dual Screens - Make use of the handheld's dual-screens and touch-sensitive panel to help Joe solve puzzles using his renowned VFX powers and new moves specifically designed for the Nintendo DS:
- Scratch - Shake the world with this power to have items fall from the sky and crash onto the heads of enemies
- Split - Split the touch screen in half and slide the top section left or right
- Slide - Swap the top screen and touch screen to stop an enemy in its tracks
- Touch - While performing a Slide, use Touch to move around objects