Shadow the Hedgehog Takes Center Stage

Oct 27th 2005
SHADOW THE HEDGEHOG TAKES CENTER STAGE
4KIDS HOME VIDEO SETS NOVEMBER 15, 2005 STREET DATE
FOR SONIC X PROJECT: SHADOW - THE NEWEST DVD TITLE
OF POPULAR 4KIDS TV™ SERIES SONIC X
DVD Will Launch Same Day As New “Shadow The Hedgehog” Video Game
From Sega of America And Contains Bonus Sonic X Trading Card



NEW YORK, N.Y. (October 25, 2005) – 4Kids Entertainment Home Video, Inc., the home video unit of 4Kids Entertainment, Inc. (NYSE: KDE), in association with FUNimation Entertainment, will release the much anticipated Sonic X Project: Shadow on DVD on November 15, 2005. Featuring six action-packed episodes from the popular series on 4Kids TV™, Project: Shadow will hit stores the same day as the new Sega of America video game Shadow the Hedgehog. In addition, each DVD will include one free trading card that can be used while playing Score Entertainment's new Sonic X Trading Card Game.

Who or what is Shadow the Hedgehog?

In the Project: Shadow, Dr. Eggman discovers the secret lab of Professor Gerald, his grandfather. By freeing the sleeping Shadow creature, Eggman uncovers Gerald's plan to destroy the world! Because Shadow is on the loose, Sonic is blamed for Shadow's criminal activity and is sent to Prison Island. Will Sonic be freed in time to stop Eggman's evil plan? Where will Shadow's loyalty ultimately lay, with his creator's grandson or with our hero, Sonic?

The events of the six action packed episodes follow:

Project Shadow – Flood damage forces Chris and friends to separate and leave the mansion. Eggman hacks into the government's computer to see what they have planned against him. He stumbles on the diary of his grandfather, Prof. Gerald Robotnik, and learns about Shadow. The President asks Rouge to go undercover with Eggman. He assigns Stewart and Scarlet to investigate Shadow. Eggman locates his grandfather's secret lab on Prison Island and frees the sleeping Shadow creature.

Shadow Knows – Shadow commits a crime but instead a warrant goes out for Sonic's arrest. They finally meet one dark night in brightly lit Station Square. Sonic surrenders to the police and is taken to Prison Island. Rouge lures Eggman with an Emerald, which he will use to power his Eclipse Cannon.

Sonic's Big Break – Tanaka and Chris use a paddleboat to reach Prison Island. Amy frees Sonic from an underwater jail. Eggman tries to steal Emeralds for the Eclipse Cannon. Rouge gets locked in a vault with a timed bomb, which concludes in a fiery blast. Shadow leaves the island by beaming to Space Colony Ark with Chris, whom he thinks looks like Maria.

Shadow World – Shadow transports Chris to a secret orbiting colony built by Eggman's grandfather, Prof. Gerald Robotnik. Scarlet and Stewart search for Mr. Schmitz. Eggman unveils the Eclipse Cannon and threatens the President that he'll use it unless the population surrenders. Knuckles battles Egg Golem while Tails adapts the X-Tornado to fly into space to rescue Chris.

Robotnik's Revenge – Scarlet interviews Schmitz about what happened 50 years ago on Spack Colony Ark. Sonic rockets to Chris' rescue, but Eggman ambushes him with an ultimatum. When Eggman fires up the Eclipse Cannon, he receives a recording from his grandfather revealing that he had his own plan to wipe out the world.

Showdown in Space – Gerald Robotnik reveals that his desire to destroy the world stems from a need to avenge the loss of his precious Maria. Sonic and company also realize that the only way to stop the Eclipse Canon is to deactivate the Chaos Emeralds with the Master Emerald. Together with Shadow, Sonic saves the world by stopping it from crashing into the colony.

TITLE: Sonic X Volume 8: Project Shadow
Episode 133: Project Shadow
Episode 134: Shadow Knows
Episode 135: Sonic's Big Break
Episode 136: Shadow World
Episode 137: Robotnik's Revenge
Episode 138: Showdown in Space

RUNNING TIME: 130 Minutes
RATING: TV Y
FORMAT: DVD
SRP: $14.98
STREET DATE: 11/15/2005

Shadow The Hedgehog™ (PlayStation®2 computer entertainment system, Xbox video game system from Microsoft, Nintendo GameCube): From his first appearance in Sonic Adventure 2™ to his most recent role in Sonic Heroes™, Shadow has emerged as one of the most popular characters in the Sonic the Hedgehog universe. And now, he is headlining his own game. Shadow The Hedgehog boldly combines the excitement of high-speed action-platformers with the intensity of third-person shooters. Created as the Ultimate Life Form, Shadow is a rebel tormented by a dark past, and he is struggling to unveil his true identity. Was he created to save humankind or to do the evil bidding of the dark side? His only clues are his own forgotten memories, and those secrets can only be unlocked through the powers of seven Chaos Emeralds. Hero or Villain? You decide.


About 4Kids Entertainment

Headquartered in New York City with international offices in London, 4Kids Entertainment, Inc. (NYSE: KDE) is a global provider of children's entertainment and merchandise licensing. 4Kids, through its wholly owned subsidiaries, provides domestic and international merchandise licensing; television, film, music and home video production and distribution; media planning and buying; product development; and Web site development. For further information, please visit the Company's Web sites at www.4KidsEntertainment.com and www.4Kids.TV.


About FUNimation Entertainment

FUNimation® Entertainment, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Navarre Corporation (NASDAQ: NAVR), is a brand management company and one of the nation's leading independent home video entertainment companies. The company has a proven formula for launching and advancing brands, and manages a full spectrum of rights with its brands including broadcasting, licensing, production, internet, and home video sales and distribution. For images, or more information on FUNimation or any of its properties, contact Jeff Dronen at 817-788-0627, ext. 251 or jeff.dronen@funimation.com.


About Score Entertainment

Score Entertainment, a subsidiary of Donruss Playoff L.P., is a leading producer of premium quality Trading Card Games (TCG). Since its inception in 2000, Score Entertainment has positioned itself as a category innovator that consistently brings consumers a fun and unique gaming experience. Combining superior game design and sharp business and licensing acumen, Score Entertainment produces such popular TCG hits as Dragon Ball Z Trading Card Game, Inuyasha Trading Card Game, Dragon Booster Trading Card Game and Yū Yū Hakusho Trading card game. Score Entertainment is based in Arlington, Texas with distribution in the United States, Canada and Australia. For more information visit, www.ScoreEnt.com


About SEGA® of America

SEGA of America is the American Publishing arm of Tokyo, Japan-based SEGA Corporation, a worldwide leader in interactive entertainment both inside and outside the home. The company develops, publishes and distributes interactive entertainment software products for a variety of hardware platforms including PC, wireless devices, and those manufactured by Nintendo, Microsoft and Sony Computer Entertainment, Inc.

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