NAMCO BANDAI PARTNERS S.A.S ANNOUNCES DISTRIBUTION AGREEMENT WITH CITY INTERACTIVE

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LYON, FRANCE – 29 February 2012 – Leading European video game distribution and marketing companies NAMCO BANDAI Partners S.A.S. and City Interactive today announced that they signed an agreement to distribute eagerly awaited first-person shooter sequel Sniper: Ghost Warrior 2 and air combat title Combat Wings in the UK, Italy, Spain and Greece.

Coming to the hands of expectant fans in Q2 2012, the sequel to the multi-million selling smash Sniper: Ghost Warrior, Sniper: Ghost Warrior 2 takes the bull's-eye precision of its predecessor to new and exciting heights. Powered by CryENGINE 3 technology, the stunning graphics and increasingly challenging missions of Sniper: Ghost Warrior 2 will take players through a variety of worldwide locations, covering urban, jungle and mountain terrain. Players will once again step into the ghillie suit of a special-ops sniper and take down their enemies one kill at a time.

Scheduled for release in March 2012, Combat Wings is an explosive arcade-style aerial shooter for PlayStation®3, Xbox 360®, Wii™ and PC that takes players into the heart of the greatest aerial battles of World War II.  With a wide range of authentic aircraft to pilot and highly advanced flight dynamics combined with unprecedented arcade accessibility, Combat Wings delivers unrivalled dogfight fun in single-player or two-player split screen.

“We’re very pleased to be working with NAMCO BANDAI Partners to distribute these two games in the UK, Italy, Spain and Greece.  Following the massive success of the first game in the series, Sniper: Ghost Warrior 2 is a key title for us, and their expertise and proven distribution network will be key in helping us realise its massive potential," said Marek Tyminski, CEO at City Interactive.

“We’re looking forward to working with City Interactive to successfully bring these two accomplished games to market in four major European territories.  We’re very excited about the enormous opportunity for Sniper: Ghost Warrior 2 across these markets and we will be working hard to maximise it,” said Alberto Gonzalez Lorca, VP Third Parties at NAMCO BANDAI Partners.

Combat Wings for PlayStation®3, Xbox 360®, Wii™ and PC is scheduled for release in March 2012, with Sniper: Ghost Warrior 2 heading to European retailers in Q2 2012 for PlayStation®3, Xbox 360® and PC.  NAMCO BANDAI Partners will distribute both titles in the UK, Italy, Spain and Greece.

For more information about NAMCO BANDAI Partners’ entire line up, please visit the official website of NAMCO BANDAI Games Europe at http://www.namcobandaigames.eu.

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About NAMCO BANDAI Partners

NAMCO BANDAI Partners S.A.S., a wholly owned subsidiary of NAMCO BANDAI Games Europe S.A.S., is a leading distribution, marketing and sales company of interactive content for all major video game consoles, iOS, mobile and online. Operating in 50 countries across Europe, the Middle East, Africa, South America, Australasia, and south east Asia (Hong Kong, Singapore, Taiwan, South Korea), the company distributes and markets products from NAMCO BANDAI Games, D3Publisher and other major video game publishers on an international and regional basis. 

More information about the company and its products can be found at www.namcobandaigames.eu or  www.facebook.com/namcobandaigames.europe.

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About City Interactive

City Interactive is an international publisher and the largest Polish developer of computer and video games for platforms including Xbox 360, PlayStation3, and Nintendo Wii. The company was created in 2002 by combining a publishing house with two computer game developer studios. The long-term strategy served to guarantee the company’s expansion to international markets. The consistency of our business model allowed for continued development of the company. Apart from the company’s headquarters in Warsaw, City Interactive has opened studios in Rzeszów, Katowice, Bydgoszcz and Poznan, as well as offices in Germany, the United Kingdom, and the United States. Its presence in 40 markets and on five continents distinguishes City Interactive as one of the most dynamically developing company in the industry.

Currently, City Interactive has nearly 200 employees. The company has been awarded the “Solidna Firma” (Reliable Company) certificate three times (in 2005, 2006, and 2007) in the nationwide program for verification and promotion of fair and reliable businesses.

More information about City Interactive can be found at  www.city-interactive.com

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