NAMCO BANDAI GAMES ANNOUNCES HIGHER LEARNING DLC PACKS FOR Dr.KAWAHSIMA’S BODY AND BRAIN EXERCISES™

LYON, FRANCE– 22 March 2011– NAMCO BANDAI Games Europe S.A.S. today announced two upcoming add-on packs for Dr.Kawashima’s Body and Brain Exercises exclusively on Kinect™, controller-free games and entertainment for Xbox 360®. The Higher Learning add-on packs include exciting additional exercises and brand-new gameplay modes for players to engage their minds and bodies as they solve math, logic, reflex, memory and physical related exercises with the Kinect for Xbox 360 sensor. Higher Learning I will be available on the 23 rd of March, and Higher Learning II will arrive end of April.

In Dr. Kawashima’s Body and Brain Exercises , the Higher Learning add-on packs will continue to stimulate fans’ minds by adding two new exercises into a player’s daily routine and new modes to certain exercises found within the main game. Endless Edition Mode challenges players to exercise for as long as possible until they make a mistake. Duel Mode pits two players against each other in a battle of wits. Score more points than your opponent to win!  These modes will work with selected exercises in each Higher Learning pack.

Dr. Kawashima’s Body and Brain Exercises was developed under the supervision of renowned Japanese neuroscientist Dr. Ryuta Kawahima and challenges players of all ages and skill level to exercise both their minds and bodies with fun, fast-paced mini-games. The unique full-body motion Kinect for Xbox 360 sensor allows a player’s body and mind to work in unison as they get off the couch to work out problems in their heads and complete the answer with specific physical actions.

Higher Learning I– Available on the 23 rd of March 2011 (400 Microsoft Points)

Exercises

·         Hit and Step– Memorize the order of hand and feet icons as they appear onscreen.

·         Figure It Out– Select the allotted shapes to construct a duplicate of the model object.

Endless Edition Mode

·         Traffic Control– Create bridges with your arms to safely guide vehicles to the other side of the screen.

·         Math Jock– Kick the soccer ball with the correct solution to the math problem at the top of the screen.

Duel Mode

·         What Time Is It?– Move your arms like the hour and minutes hand of a clock to point out the displayed time.

·         Touch‘n Go– Use your hands to help keep PAC-MAN and Pooka safe from the Ghosts.

Higher Learning II– Available end of April (400 Microsoft Points)

Exercises

·         Mime Games– Strike the same pose as the on-screen avatar.

·         Even Split– Split the Ferris Wheel into two equal halves!

Endless Edition Mode

·         Mouse Mayhem– Hit the mice with your hands and feet as they appear!

·         Touch‘n Go– Use your hands to help keep PAC-MAN and Pooka safe from the Ghosts.

Duel Mode

·         Follow the Arrows– Use your arms to mimic the arrows that light up on screen.

·         Strike a Pose– Mimic the pose of the missing avatar.

For more information on Dr.Kawashima’s Body and Brain Exercises , please visit: http://www.namcobandaigames.eu

Watch all videos from Namco Bandai Games Europe on YouTube at http://www.youtube.com/NamcoBandaiGamesEU

#  #  #

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™.

Xbox, Xbox 360, Xbox Live, and Kinect are either registered trademarks or trademarks of Microsoft Corporation in the United States and/or other countries. All other trademarks are properties of their respective owners.

BODY AND BRAIN CONNECTION™&© 2010 NAMCO BANDAI Games Inc.

Press Release© 2011 NAMCO BANDAI Games America Inc. All rights reserved.

Peter Oliver

Landmark House l Hammersmith Bridge Road l London W6 9EJ

Direct: +44 (0) 20 8222 9738 l Mobile: +44 (0) 7771373802 


Games PressGames Press is the leading online resource for games journalists. Used daily by magazines, newspapers, TV, radio, online media and retailers worldwide, it offers a vast, constantly updated archive of press releases and assets, and is the simplest and most cost-effective way for PR professionals to reach the widest possible audience. Registration for the site and the Games Press email digest is available, to the trade only, at www.gamespress.com.