NAMCO BANDAI GAMES ANNOUNCES POWER RANGERS™ SAMURAI COMING TO Wii™ , AND NINTENDO DS™ SYSTEMS

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CERGY-PONTOISE, FRANCE– 7 June 2011 Leading video game publisher NAMCO BANDAI Games Europe S.A.S. has combined its Zords to announce Power Rangers™ Samurai coming to Wii™ and Nintendo DS™ for 2011.  The title will bring a new generation of Rangers to life, as players utilize teamwork and the ancient Samurai Symbols of Power to battle the evil forces of the netherworld. 

Based on Saban Brands’ incredibly popular Power Rangers Samurai, players of all ages will finally be able to join the Rangers as they physically immerse themselves into the morphing action of the iconic team of heroes.

Power Rangers Samurai will let fans wield the Samuraizer to master the mystical elements of Fire, Water, Sky, Forest, and Earth as they morph into Red, Blue, Green, Yellow, or Pink Rangers.  Martial arts training and fitness combined with team based battles teach the importance of working together, friendship, and responsibility to battle hordes of Nighlok monsters.  Players can also unlock secret passageways, access hidden levels, and get hints on how to defeat the armies of evil while collecting enough Zords to gain the Samurai Megazord needed to take down the MegaMonster once and for all.

For more information on the upcoming Power Rangers Samurai games or NAMCO BANDAI Games, please visit www.namcobandaigames.eu

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About Power Rangers

Produced by Saban Brands LLC and Power Rangers Productions Ltd,  Power Rangers Samurai is Executive Produced by Jonathan Tzachor (from the original series). Following its introduction in 1993,  Power Rangers quickly became the most watched children's television program in the United States.  Emphasizing the importance of teamwork, responsibility and helping others by following the adventures of a group of ordinary young people who "morphed" into superheroes, the series was seen in more than 60 countries and translated into numerous languages. It rose to rank as the #1 boys brand in the world from 1993-97, based on toy sales and television ratings. To date,  Power Rangers licensed products and promotions have generated well over $5 billion in retail sales worldwide. For more information go to  www.powerrangers.com.

About Saban Brands

Formed in 2010 as a subsidiary of Saban Capital, Saban Brands (SB) was established to acquire and develop a world-class portfolio of properties and capitalize on the company's experience, track record and capabilities in growing and monetizing consumer brands. SB applies a strategic management approach to enhancing and extending its brands in markets worldwide and to consumers of all ages. The company provides full service management, marketing, promotion and strategic business development for its intellectual properties including comprehensive strategies unique to each brand, trademark and copyright management and enforcement, creative design, retail development, direct-to-consumer initiatives and specialized property extensions. SB is led by a superior management team with decades of experience in licensing, marketing and finance.

About Saban Capital Group

Saban Capital Group (“SCG”) is a leading private investment firm based in Los Angeles specializing in the media, entertainment and communications industries. Established in 2001 by Haim Saban, the firm makes both controlling and minority investments in public and private companies and takes an active role in its portfolio companies. SCG’s current private equity investments include Univision ( the premier Spanish-language media company in the   US ) and Tiger Gate Entertainment ( a joint venture with Lionsgate to operate branded pay television channels across   Asia ). Saban Brands LLC, an affiliate of SCG, was formed in 2010 to acquire, manage and license entertainment properties and consumer brands across media and consumer platforms globally, and currently holds the rights to Power Rangers and Paul Frank Industries in its portfolio. In addition, SCGactively manages a globally diversified portfolio of investments across public equities, credit, alternative investments, and real property assets. For more information, please visit  www.Saban.com.

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™.

Wii and Nintendo DS are trademarks of Nintendo.© 2006 Nintendo. 

Press Release© 2011 NAMCO BANDAI Games America Inc.

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