Namco Bandai Games Launches Beautiful Katamari(TM) Demo On Xbox Live(R) In North America

SANTA CLARA, Calif., (August 14, 2007)–NAMCO BANDAI Games America announced that they have released the first official Beautiful Katamari™ demo on the Xbox LIVE® online entertainment network today. The fun and totally addictive demo is available starting today for download and will have Katamari fans spinning with delight as it gives them a sneak peak at what’s to come in Beautiful Katamari when it releases later this Fall on Xbox 360™ video game and entertainment system from Microsoft.

“The Beautiful Katamari demo is a perfect introduction to 360 owners as it shows off the game’s brilliant new HD graphics, unique rolling gameplay, and wild and quirky Katamari-styled theme,” Makoto Iwai, Executive Vice President and COO, NAMCO BANDAI Games America Inc., said.“The new demo will have the Xbox 360 audience in love with Katamari as soon as they start rolling, guaranteed.”

About Beautiful Katamari

In Beautiful Katamari, take the Prince for a spin in astounding 720p next-gen graphics, that stay true to the quirky yet captivating art direction the series is known for, but glistening with a new coat of paint in high-definition, as the Prince is tasked to roll up bizarre objects in brand new environments. To keep his son inspired, the King of All Cosmos will provide another fresh and memorable soundtrack, that will have players moving and grooving to the beat as they roll through the absurd, yet wonderful world of Beautiful Katamari.

One is a lonely number, but thankfully the Prince can humbly ask the aid of one of his 50 cousins to get the ball rolling through his quest. The cousins have discovered new games to play since last time out, and love to compete with up to three of their friends in VS and co-op modes offline and online over XboxLIVE®. The Prince and his cousins’ online adventure doesn’t end there as super cool future downloadable content will continue to expand on the amazing world of Beautiful Katamari, long after the game has launched.

For more information about Beautiful Katamari and other NAMCO BANDAI products please visit: http://namcobandaigames.com/games

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About NAMCO BANDAI Games America Inc.

NAMCO BANDAI Games America Inc., is a leading interactive entertainment software publisher and developer based in Santa Clara, CA. 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 the PAC-MAN®, SOULCALIBUR®, Naruto™ and Tekken® brands. For more information about NAMCO BANDAI Games America Inc., and our products log onto www.namcobandaigames.com.

Press Release© 2007 NAMCO BANDAI Games America Inc.

BEAUTIFUL KATAMARI™&©2007 NAMCO BANDAI Games Inc.

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CONTACT:

Melody Pfeiffer

NAMCO BANDAI Games America

408-235-2000

mpeiffer@namcobandaigames.com


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