NAMCO BANDAI GAMES REVEALS TWO ACCLAIMED FRANCHISES FOR NINTENDO 3DS™

SANTA CLARA, Calif., (June 7, 2011)– Leading video game publisher and developer NAMCO BANDAI Games America Inc. today announced that ACE COMBAT ® 3D and PAC-MAN PARTY ™ 3D are in development for Nintendo 3DS™.  These titles illustrate the company’s commitment to bringing its most popular gaming franchises to all new and emerging platforms. Leveraging the power of the Nintendo 3DS system, each of the games takes full advantage of the system’s unique features, bringing a new dimension to these classic series.

“The Nintendo 3DS presents us with a great opportunity to craft captivating game worlds for players to enjoy in full 3D, bringing them closer to the action than ever before,” says Carlson Choi, vice president of marketing, NAMCO BANDAI Games America.“From the arcade to portable devices, we’ve strived to give loyal fans the best gameplay experience and look to expand this proud legacy by bringing some of NAMCO BANDAI’s most cherished IPs to the Nintendo 3DS.”

ACE COMBAT 3D soars to the Nintendo 3DS platform with an intense 3D experience that delivers supersonic flying, exciting dogfights and high-altitude acrobatics.  With touch screen targeting and added control mechanics, players take full command of every intense skirmish to enable split-second counter-maneuvers, dynamic dogfight action and satisfying enemy takedowns. Fans of the series can look forward to a wide variety of real-world aircrafts to pilot, and a diverse range of missions to take on.

PAC-MAN PARTY 3D brings together family and friends with a fun experience that includes dozens of mini-games for gamers to play with or against each other. Perfect for the whole family, PAC-MAN PARTY 3D features a variety of control styles that utilize the system’s buttons, touchscreen, microphone, and accelerometer.  With support for download play, friends can join in on the fun using just one cartridge shared across Nintendo 3DS systems. 

ACE COMBAT 3D and PAC-MAN PARTY 3D will be available for Nintendo 3DS later this year.  For more information on ACE COMBAT 3D , please visit: www.facebook.com/acecombat. For further information on PAC-MAN PARTY 3D , please visit: www.pacman.com or www.facebook.com/pacman. Information on NAMCO BANDAI Games America Inc. is available at: www.namcobandaigames.com and www.facebook.com/namco

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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/namco.

PAC-MAN PARTY™ 3D&©2011 NAMCO BANDAI Games Inc.

ACE COMBAT®&©2011 NAMCO BANDAI Games Inc. All rights reserved. All trademarks and copyrights associated with the manufacturers, aircraft, models, trade names, brands and visual images depicted in this game are the property of their respective owners, and used with such permissions.

Press Release© 2011 NAMCO BANDAI Games America Inc.

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