Electronic Arts and Namco have announced that Namco's forthcoming Frame City Killer will be co-published by Electronic Arts in PAL territories. While the game is set to be a launch title in Japan on December 10th, PAL gamers will have to wait until early 2006 to get their hands on the hit-man.

Playing as Crow, an assassin sent to Frame City to carry out a job, you must track and profile targets before making the perfect hit. Using the Unreal Engine 3 Frame City Killer boasts next-generation visuals and physics that look set to bring the action game to life.

"Namco has developed some of the greatest franchises in the history of the video game industry and we are extremely excited that they have licensed Unreal Engine 3," said Tim Sweeney, Chairman and Founder of Epic Games, who is no doubt thrilled over the engine's use in a number of next-generation games "We know that gamers everywhere will be just as excited to see what they are building with our technology."

While a release late in 2005 would have been good, EA and Namco have given PAL gamers something to look forward to in early 2006.