NAMCO BANDAI GAMES ANNOUNCES gym class workout‘EXERBEAT™’ FOR W ii™

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LYON, FRANCE– 20 January 2011– NAMCO BANDAI Games Europe S.A.S. today announced ExerBeat™ exclusively for Wii™. ExerBeat offers an interactive fitness experience where players workout to the beat by utilizing the Wii Remote™ to perform more than 150 simple yet challenging exercises. With a wealth of activities, in-game personal trainers, customizable programs and data for calories burned, ExerBeat offers a robust virtual workout studio for the home. ExerBeat will be available across Europe and EMEA this spring 2011.

With more than 150 fun fitness-oriented activities spanning a variety of categories such as dance, martial arts, body conditioning, and quirky mini-game type party games, there are plenty of choices for players of every age and skill level to get active. ExerBeat also includes exercises which are compatible with the Wii Balance Board™ (sold separately) and Wii MotionPlus™ accessories to expand the range of gameplay options even further. The game supports one or two players simultaneously with the option to play with two Wii Remotes (one for each hand) or just one in either the right or left hand.

ExerBeat includes various modes to encourage a healthy, ongoing fitness routine. An in-game personal trainer helps customize workout programs based on the player’s personal goals and preferences, while daily and weekly challenges motivate players to achieve accomplishments on a consistent basis. The game provides data on estimated calories burned after each activity and includes records on a daily, weekly or monthly basis so players can track their progress regularly. On-screen instructors enhance the training experience as they provide direction as well as fitness tips and feedback to guide players.

As an added incentive, an Around the World mode converts players’ workout results into an equivalent distance walked across the globe. This provides a tangible, visual representation of progress as players see their Mii™ characters traveling the world and stopping at nearly 100 international locations along the way. At each landmark, new exercises and modes are unlocked and interesting facts about the local culture are revealed, providing an enriching experience for the mind as well as body. With the ability to track multiple profiles, players can compete to travel farther than their friends and family. 

For more information on the game, please visit www.namcobandaigames.eu

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About NAMCO BANDAI Games Europe

NAMCO BANDAI Games Europe S.A.S. is a leading software publisher producing a broad catalogue of high quality  interactive entertainment for console and PC gaming platforms and online which is marketed and sold in 50 countries across Europe, the Middle East, Africa and Australasia. 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 Tekken™, Dragon Ball®, Naruto™, SOULCALIBUR™, One Piece™, RidgeRacer™, Ace Combat™ and Tamagotchi™.

ExerBeat™&© 2010 NAMCO BANDAI Games Inc.

Press Release© 2011 NAMCO BANDAI Games Europe S.A.S. All rights reserved.

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