NAMCO BANDAI GAMES AMERICA ANNOUNCES KNIGHTS CONTRACT™ HAS GONE GOLD

SANTA CLARA, Calif., (Jan 25, 2011) – Leading video game publisher and developer NAMCO BANDAI Games America Inc., today announced that  Knights Contract, has gone gold for the Xbox 360® video game and entertainment system from Microsoft and PlayStation®3 computer entertainment system. Set in the 17th century,  Knights Contract  is an action-adventure game that will have players exploring a beautifully recreated medieval Europe amidst the lore of witches and magic. Knights Contract  will be available throughout North America on February 22, 2011. 

In  Knights Contract , take a journey through a world of swordsmen and magic where witches have been hunted and brutally exterminated. The game follows the twisted tale of Heinrich, an immortal executioner, and Gretchen, a resurrected witch. Once the victim of Heinrich’s blade, Gretchen now has him under contract to fight alongside her and the two must work together to rid the land of the malicious enemies who have cursed its people.

Armed with Heinrich’s razor-sharp scythe and Gretchen’s explosive witchcraft, players must utilize these tools to return civility to the land.  As players succeed in their journey, they can deal tremendous damage onto their tormentors with fluid, fast-paced combinations and unleash gruesome finishers by coordinating the efforts of Heinrich and Gretchen.  As the immortal executioner, players must protect Gretchen against hideous creatures and unspeakable evil as her magical prowess and mortality are the key to the duo’s survival.

Knights Contract  is rated“M” for mature audiences by the ESRB and will carry an MSRP of $59.99. For more information on the game, please visit www.namcobandaigames.com/knightscontract. ;

 

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About NAMCO BANDAI Games America Inc.

NAMCO BANDAI Games America Inc., part of NAMCO BANDAI Holdings Inc., is a leading global publisher and developer of interactive content— including all major video game consoles, iOS, mobile and online.  The company is known for creating and publishing many of the industry’s top video game franchises, including PAC-MAN®, Tekken®, SOULCALIBUR®, NARUTO™, NARUTO SHIPPUDEN™, Dragon Ball®, GALAGA®, RIDGE RACER® and ACE COMBAT®.  More information about the company and its products can be found at www.namcobandaigames.com or www.facebook.com/namco.

Knights Contract™&© 2011 NAMCO BANDAI Games Inc.

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Press Release© 2011 NAMCO BANDAI Games America Inc.

   

Contacts:

Arne Cual-Pedroso

NAMCO BANDAI Games America         

            (408) 235-2132                     

apedroso@namcobandaigames.com      

Craig Sinel

fortyseven communications

            (323) 658-1200      

craig@fortyseven.com 


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