CERGY-PONTOISE, FRANCE – 8 August 2012 – NAMCO BANDAI Games Europe S.A.S announces Power Rangers™ Super Samurai coming to Kinect™ for Xbox 360™ video game and entertainment system from Microsoft for this winter. Based on Saban’s Power Rangers Super Samurai players of all ages will be able to join the Rangers as they physically immerse themselves into the morphing action of the iconic team of heroes using the power of the Kinect sensor.
Power Rangers Super Samurai will let fans master the elements of Fire, Water, Sky, Forest, and Earth as they morph into Red, Blue, Pink, Green, or Yellow Rangers. Martial arts training and fitness modes will teach the importance of teamwork, friendship, and responsibility that is needed to battle the evil Master Xandred and the malevolent Serrator. Players will also be able to help the Samurai Rangers use the legendary Black Box to create all new MegaZord combinations and become Super Samurai.
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About NAMCO BANDAI Games Europe
NAMCO BANDAI Games Europe S.A.S. is a leading software publisher producing a broad catalogue of high quality interactive entertainment for console and PC gaming platforms and online which is marketed and sold in 50 countries across Europe, the Middle East, Africa and Australasia. The company is a part of the NAMCO BANDAI group of companies known for creating and publishing many of the industry's top video game franchises including Tekken™, Dragon Ball®, Naruto™, SOULCALIBUR™, One Piece™, RidgeRacer™, Ace Combat™ and Tamagotchi™.
About Power Rangers Super Samurai
Combining comedy with action-filled storylines, the all-new half-hour series Power Rangers Super Samurai features a new cast of Rangers and never-before-seen villains, as well as high-octane action, martial arts and advanced special effects. From SCG Power Rangers LLC, an affiliate of Saban Brands, the long-running hit kids’ TV phenomenon, now heading into its 19th season, is helmed by Haim Saban, who created and produced the original “Mighty Morphin Power Rangers” series in 1993. New episodes premiere Satudays at noon (ET/PT) on Nickelodeon.
Following its introduction in 1993, Power Rangers quickly became the most watched children’s television program in the United States. Emphasizing the importance of teamwork, responsibility and helping others by following the adventures of a group of ordinary young people who “morphed” into superheroes, the series was seen in more than 60 countries, translated into numerous languages, and was a mainstay in the most prominent international children’s programming blocks. It rose to rank as the #1 boys brand in the world from 1993-97, based on toy sales and television ratings. To date, Power Rangers licensed products and promotions have generated well over $5 billion in retail sales worldwide. For more information go to www.powerrangers.com.
About Saban Brands
Formed in 2010 as a subsidiary of Saban Capital, Saban Brands (SB) was established to acquire and develop a world-class portfolio of properties and capitalize on the company's experience, track record and capabilities in growing and monetizing consumer brands. SB applies a strategic management approach to enhancing and extending its brands in markets worldwide and to consumers of all ages. The company provides full service management, marketing, promotion and strategic business development for its intellectual properties including comprehensive strategies unique to each brand, trademark and copyright management and enforcement, creative design, retail development, direct-to-consumer initiatives and specialized property extensions. SB is led by a superior management team with decades of experience in licensing, marketing and finance.
Xbox, Xbox 360, Xbox Live, and Kinect are either registered trademarks or trademarks of Microsoft Corporation in the United States and/or other countries.
Press Release © 2012 NAMCO BANDAI Games America Inc.
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