FIRST GAME TO USE THE iPHONE 3GS DIGITAL COMPASS ON APPLE’S APP STORE TODAY

3 December 2009

London, UK– 3 December 2009– Namco Networks, the world-class video game publisher known for best-selling franchises like PAC-MAN™, Ace Combat™ and Brain Exercise™ with Dr. Kawashima, today made Garters&Ghouls the first game to utilise the digital compass on the iPhone 3GS with the launch of its Version 1.1 update.

The game, with is also compatible with other iPhone and iPod touch models, takes place in 19th century Washington D.C. where the player takes control of Marie Dupois, a young debutante brought back to life. Her mission is to destroy the forces of evil haunting the American capital by using the resources of a millennium old secret society.

The player is thrust into 25 action-packed levels in an Adventure Mode featuring hundreds of monsters, numerous weapons and character upgrades. The Survival Mode allows for infinite replayability by randomly generating levels during each new game.

The special new feature for iPhone 3GS players uses the hardware’s GPS digital compass to help locate rare power ups. By physically turning and moving with the handset whilst playing the game, the digital compass acts as a radar to help find super weapons and special powers, that would otherwise be extremely difficult to find. This feature is built into the game available for download from today from Apple’s App Store, and players who already own the game can download the update direct to their handset free of charge.

As well as this brand new feature, Garters&Ghouls fully harnesses the hardware potential offered by the iPhone and iPod touch: it is possible to customise the soundtrack and play any title from the device’s library, as well as send high scores and share them with the Facebook community.

“Garters&Ghouls will undoubtedly be the first of many games that tap into this particular feature,” said Jonathan Kromrey, General Manager, Apple Games at Namco Networks.“It’s fantastic yet logical step for mobile gaming to begin blurring the boundaries of where a game world ends and the real world begins.”

Discover the official website: www.gartersandghouls.com

App Description:

Developer: Namco Networks America Inc / Big Blue Bubble

Publisher: Namco Networks America Inc

Genre: Adventure / Dual-Stick Shooter

Platform: iPhone, iPod Touch

Availability: now

Price:£2.99 /€3.99

For Press Contacts in Europe:

Alexander ADJADJ

aadjadj@namconetworks.com

Tel: +44 (0) 791.713.32.39

For Press Contacts in the US:

David HOFFMAN

dhoffman@namconetworks.com

or

Reory HOWARD

rhoward@namconetworks.com

Screenshots, video, product information can be downloaded from www.indigopearl-press.com

About Namco Networks

Namco Networks America Inc., a subsidiary of Namco Bandai Holdings (USA) Inc., is a worldwide leader in cutting-edge, digitally distributed casual entertainment including mobile, iPhone and casual PC games. More information about Namco Networks products can be found at www.namcogames.com or at www.facebook.com/namco.

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