NAMCO BANDAI GAMES AMERICA INC. UNLEASHES BUG ASSAULT™ ON iPHONE, iPAD & iPOD TOUCH

SAN JOSE, Calif. (May 17, 2012) – Leading publisher NAMCO BANDAI Games America Inc., and NAMCO BANDAI Networks Romania today announced the release of BUG ASSAULT™ on Apple’s App Store. BUG ASSAULT is an iOS exclusive arcade/action title that challenges players to defend against an all-out insect invasion. Endless waves of bugs have been sent to lay siege to a certain forest tree residence belonging to none other than Skippy, the electricity loving and bird-hating squirrel seen in BIRD ZAPPER™, the successful iOS predecessor in NAMCO BANDAI’s pest-zapping game series.

“With BUG ASSAULT , we continue to bring great quality gaming and lots of fun and replay value for under a dollar,” says James Kucera, Executive Producer, NAMCO BANDAI Games America Inc. “ BUG ASSAULT is even more infectious than BIRD ZAPPER. The more you play, the more Skippy's home will get infested, making the gameplay an ever-increasing challenge, perfect for even the most adamant of bug exterminators out there!”

BUG ASSAULT features great 3D graphics and an all-new control mechanic in which players tap two points on screen simultaneously to create an electrical arc that burns anything caught in its path. To help players take out the biggest and baddest invertebrate bosses, they’ll have at their disposal a slew of upgradeable weapons ranging from the classic rolled-up newspaper to the super powerful Tesla Coil. For dedicated gamers, there’s a multitude of features aimed at offering a fulfilling and unique gameplay experience, including the Insectarium, where they can discover the funny stories of each collected bug. BUG ASSAULT also comes with a Kids Mode, a penalty-free game mode with exclusive educational fun facts catering to younger gamers. BUG ASSAULT™ is equipped with Game Center leaderboards, achievements, three sets of challenges where players perform tasks to earn rewards, as well as Facebook and Twitter integration.

BUG ASSAULT is available for $0.99 on Apple’s App Store on iPhone, iPad and iPod touch at www.itunes.com/appstore/ or directly on http://itunes.apple.com/app/id493342182?mt=8.

BIRD ZAPPER™ is available for $0.99 on Apple’s App Store on iPhone, iPad and iPod touch at www.itunes.com/appstore/ or directly on http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/bird-zapper!/id423688583?mt=8

For more information on BUG ASSAULT , please visit www.facebook.com/bugassault and www.twitter.com/namcogamesRo.

                                                                          

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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.

About NAMCO BANDAI Networks Romania s.r.l.

NAMCO BANDAI Networks Romania, part of Bandai SA and Bandai Namco Holdings Inc., is a  developer of mobile content for all major smartphone and tablet platforms. The company is known for developing titles such as BIRD ZAPPER™, Buccaneer Blitz, DUCK, DUCK, QUACK!™, Fossil Feast, KNIGHTS ARENA™ and Mad Tracks. More information about the company and its products can be found at www.facebook.com/NamcoBandaiNetworksRomania  


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