NAMCO BANDAI GAMES AMERICA ANNOUNCES PLAN TO EXPAND DIGITAL DISTRIBUTION PRESENCE

SANTA CLARA, Calif., (Dec. 22, 2009)— Leading video games developer and publisher NAMCO BANDAI Games America Inc., announced today their intent to increase its digital distribution presence. This overall strategy will ensure consumers have access to hard-to-find gems and the latest best-selling content available at their fingertips. Expanding its presence on Xbox LIVE® Games on Demand, additional NAMCO BANDAI titles will soon be available and present a value offering of the company’s hit titles for the Xbox 360® video game and entertainment system from Microsoft. Also, PS One™ catalog classics and current PSP® (PlayStation®Portable) system content will further enhance its already robust library of games on the PlayStation®Network,

“Expanding our digital distribution presence across all major platforms is an essential part of our worldwide corporate strategy,” said Robert Stevenson, vice president of online development at NAMCO BANDAI Games America Inc.“Through this initiative, our consumers will have access to our latest releases, bestsellers and hard to find classics with the press of a button.”

Titles currently available and upcoming include:

Xbox LIVE Games on Demand

• Ridge Racer® 6, E for everyone, now available for 1600 Microsoft Points

• Beautiful Katamari™, E for everyone, available Q1 2010

PlayStation Network for the PSP system

• SOULCALIBUR®: Broken Destiny, T for teen, now available for $39.99

• TEKKEN® 6, T for teen, now available for $39.99

• Ridge Racer®, E for everyone, now available for $14.99

• Me&My Katamari™, E for everyone, available today for $19.99

More titles to be announced in the coming months.

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About NAMCO BANDAI Games America Inc.

NAMCO BANDAI Games America Inc. is a leading interactive entertainment software publisher and developer based in Santa Clara, CA. 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 the PAC-MAN®, SOULCALIBUR®, Naruto™ and Tekken® brands. For more information about NAMCO BANDAI Games America Inc. and our products log onto www.namcobandaigames.com.

Beautiful Katamari™&© 2007 NAMCO BANDAI Games Inc.

Me&My Katamari™&© 2003 2005 NAMCO BANDAI Games Inc.

RIDGE RACER®© 1996 2002 NAMCO BANDAI Games Inc.

RIDGE RACER® 6&© 1996 2006 NAMCO BANDAI Games Inc.

SOULCALIBUR®: Broken Destiny&©1995-2009 NAMCO BANDAI Games Inc. God of War is a registered trademark and the God of War logos and characters, names and all related properties are the Trademarks&© of Sony Computer Entertainment America Inc.

TEKKEN®6&© 1994-2009 NAMCO BANDAI Games Inc.

ALL RIGHTS RESERVED.

“PlayStation” is a registered trademark of Sony Computer Entertainment Inc. Xbox, Xbox 360, and Xbox Live are either registered trademarks or trademarks of Microsoft Corporation in the United States and/or other countries.

Press Release© 2009 NAMCO BANDAI Games America Inc.

Contact

Arne Cual-Pedroso

NAMCO BANDAI Games America Inc.

(408) 235-2132

apedroso@namcobandaigames.com


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