NAMCO BANDAI GAMES CELEBRATES 30 YEARS OF GALAGA®   

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

 

             

SANTA CLARA, Calif., (June 6, 2011)– NAMCO BANDAI Games is proud to announce that 2011 marks the 30 th anniversary of its celebrated space arcade shooter, Galaga ®.  Released for North America in 1981, Galaga left an indelible mark across arcades throughout the 80’s and has been loved by gamers ever since.  To commemorate this historic milestone, a number of exciting new Galaga games are planned to be released this summer for Xbox™ 360 video game entertainment system from Microsoft, the PlayStation ®3 computer entertainment system, the Nintendo 3DS™ system, iOS devices from Apple ® and feature phones.

NAMCO BANDAI Games’ exciting Galaga product lineup for 2011 includes:

·         Galaga ® Legions DX (Xbox 360, PlayStation 3)– Get ready for the anticipated follow-up title from the team behind PAC-MAN ® Championship Edition DX.  The Namco Generations team will make you rethink everything you know about Galaga with Galaga Legions DX.  Fast-paced gameplay along with fantastic new features, modes, and graphics await those ready to embark on the most destructive and chaotic space war ever encountered. 

·         PAC-MAN ®&Galaga ® DIMENSIONS (Nintendo 3DS)– Featuring Galaga 3D IMPACT, experience the invading Galaga alien armada like never before. Players will use the gyro sensor in the Nintendo 3DS system to take the role of a space ship pilot.  Maneuver the Nintendo 3DS system in real-time to blast away the Galaga threat. PAC-MAN&Galaga DIMENSIONS also features PAC-MAN Tilt, a brand new side-scrolling PAC-MAN adventure.  Players use the 3DS system’s motion sensor to tilt PAC-MAN’s world and use the surrounding environment to help him escape puzzles and defeat enemies.

·         Galaga ® 30 th Collection (iOS)– The Galaga 30 th Collection universal app will act as a hub for the Galaga universe across all iOS devices.   iPhone ®, iPod ® touch and iPad ® owners will be able to experience the celebrated Galaga franchise at the tips of their fingers.  Galaga 30 th Collection will be available June 9 for free bundled with a copy of Galaxian ®.  Future in-app purchases will be available through the year.

·         Galaga ® Special Edition (Java/BREW/Blackberry)– Galaga shoots its way to feature phones this year with a remixed version of the classic space shooter. 

For the most up-to-date information regarding the 30 th anniversary of Galaga, please visit, http://www.facebook.com/galaga or http://www.namcobandaigames.com

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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/namcobandai.

“PlayStation” is a registered trademark of Sony Computer Entertainment Inc. 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. iPod touch, iPhone and iPad are trademarks of Apple.

PAC-MAN® Championship Edition DX&© 2010 NAMCO BANDAI Games Inc.

GALAGA® Legions DX&©2011 NAMCO BANDAI Games Inc.

“PAC-MAN®&GALAGA® DIMENSIONS&©2011 NAMCO BANDAI Games Inc.

GALAXIAN®&©1979 NAMCO BANDAI Games Inc.

Galaga ® Special Edition&©2011 NAMCO BANDAI Games Inc.

Galaga ® 30 th Collection&©2011 NAMCO BANDAI Games Inc.

Press Release© 2011 NAMCO BANDAI Games America Inc.

CONTACT:

Nick O’Leary

NAMCO BANDAI Games America Inc.

408-235-2134

noleary@namcobandaigames.com

Justin Vallejo

fortyseven communication

212-3914-4707

justin@fortyseven.com

  


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