NAMCO BANDAI GAMES ANNOUNCES THE RELEASE DATE, PRE-ORDER PROGRAM AND COLLECTOR’S EDITION FOR TEKKEN TAG TOURNAMENT™

CERGY-PONTOISE, FRANCE – 22 May 2012 – NAMCO BANDAI Games Europe S.A.S. today announced TEKKEN TAG TOURNAMENT 2 , the next installment in the award-winning fighting game franchise, will release to retailers worldwide the week of September 10, 2012 for the PlayStation®3 computer entertainment system and Xbox 360® video game and entertainment system from Microsoft. TEKKEN TAG TOURNAMENT 2 will boast the largest roster of fighters in TEKKEN™ history and fighting game fans who pre-order the game at select retailers can look forward to playing with one or more of these additional DLC characters: Michelle Chang, Angel, Kunimitsu or Ancient Ogre immediately at launch.

On day one of TEKKEN TAG TOURNAMENT 2’ s launch, fans that placed their pre-orders with Shopto.net will have access to Michelle Chang and Angel DLC, whereas Zavvi.com will offer Kunimitsu and Ancient Ogre.

UK TEKKEN fans will also have access to the “We are TEKKEN” edition of TEKKEN TAG TOURNAMENT 2 exclusively from GAME. This collector’s edition is packed in an exclusive metal case including the following content: the original soundtrack of the game and an additional music CD with remixes, an art book with more than 200 pages, a behind the scene video with Harada San and other special guests giving you their best Tokyo tips.

TEKKEN shattered fighting game genre barriers when it unveiled tag based combat with the release of TEKKEN TAG TOURNAMENT in 1999. TEKKEN TAG TOURNAMENT 2 continues to break boundaries with the introduction of the new Fight Lab mode, where players can customize the moves and appearance of new training character, Combot. Players that clear the innovative Fight Lab will have mastered the complexities of TEKKEN and own their own customized Combot, which can be used in offline and non-ranked online play.

In addition to this, one-on-one fighting and solo fighter vs. tag-team battles have been added to enhance the range of gameplay options for seasoned TEKKEN fans while providing an easier point of access to new players. TEKKEN TAG TOURNAMENT 2 also includes Pair Play, where up to four players can each control a character in the ultimate team battle.

TEKKEN TAG TOURNAMENT 2 will be available for the PlayStation®3 computer entertainment system and Xbox 360® video game and entertainment system from Microsoft the week of September 10, 2012 and hits stores across Europe on September 14, 2012..

For more information on the TEKKEN™ universe, please visit www.namcobandaigames.eu or www.tekken.com. Find us on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/Tekken or follow us on Twitter at http://www.twitter.com/Harada_TEKKEN or http://www.twitter.com/FilthieRich.

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About TEKKEN™

Created and published worldwide by NAMCO BANDAI Games Inc., the TEKKEN™ fighting game series is among the world’s most popular and well-known gaming brands with franchise sales of more than 40 million units to date. Originally a 1994 arcade game, subsequent titles have been released for almost all gaming platforms. The series is renowned for the visual style of its many characters including Heihachi Mishima, Jin Kazama,, Anna Williams and Emilie De Rochefort (Lili), and for its martial arts-based combat set in the universe of the King of Iron Fist Tournament. For more information go to www.tekken.com.

About NAMCO BANDAI Games Europe S.A.S.

NAMCO BANDAI Games Europe S.A.S., part of NAMCO BANDAI Holdings Inc., is a leading global publisher and developer of interactive content for platforms including all major video game consoles and PC, with marketing and sales operations in 50 countries across Europe, the Middle East, Africa and Australasia.  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.eu or  www.facebook.com/namcobandaigames.europe.

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