NAMCO BANDAI GAMES TO INTRODUCE‘TEKKEN: BLOOD VENGEANCE’ FILM AT ANNECY INTERNATIONAL ANIMATION FILM FESTIVAL

LYON, FRANCE– 1 st June 2011– NAMCO BANDAI Games today announced that it will introduce the film TEKKEN™: Blood Vengeance to the international media attending the International Animation Film Festival&Market (Mifa) in Annecy, France on June 6 th-11 th 2011. 

For the first time in Europe, on June 9 th the publisher is holding a unique and exceptional press conference for TEKKEN™: Blood Vengeance. Media attending the event will have the rare opportunity to meet the film’s producer, Mr. Yoshinari Mizushima, and its screenwriter, Mr. Dai Sato (Ghost in the Shell: Stand Alone Complex, Cowboy Bebop), who are making a special trip from Japan to attend. Guests will also see the latest trailer for the film and hear exciting news about its forthcoming release.

Produced by NAMCO BANDAI Games, TEKKEN: Blood Vengeance is directed by Mr. Youichi Mouri (director of the TEKKEN 5 and TEKKEN 6: Bloodline Rebellion opening movies), with animation by Digital Frontier (Resident Evil: Degeneration, Death Note, Appleseed).

Scheduled for release in 2011, TEKKEN: Blood Vengeance is an animated movie inspired by the world and characters of TEKKEN, the world famous fighting game series. With a 17-year legacy, Tekken is among the most popular and well-known gaming brands in the world, with global franchise sales of more than 40 million units to date.

NAMCO BANDAI Games invites media to an exclusive conference for TEKKEN: Blood Vengeance

NAMCO BANDAI Games Press conference

Thursday, June 9 th 2011 - from 2:30pm to 3:30pm

Annecy International Animation Film Festival and Market (Mifa) - Annecy

Salon Haendel A&B, Imperial Palace, 5th floor

After the press conference, members of the media are offered the chance to meet individually with Mr. Yoshinari Mizushima and Mr. Dai Sato. For media wishing to request an individual meeting, please register and contact NAMCO BANDAI Games for an appointment.

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 40million units to date. Originally a 1994 arcade game, subsequent titles have been released for PS one®, PlayStation®2, PlayStation®3, PlayStation®Portable, Wonder Swan, Game Boy™ Advance and Xbox 360®. The series is renowned for the visual style of its many characters including Heihachi Mishima, Jin Kazama, and Anna Williams, and for its martial arts-based combat set in the universe of the King of Iron Fist Tournament. Forthcoming titles include TEKKEN™ Tag Tournament 2 for arcade , and two games being produced in collaboration with Capcom, Street Fighter™ X TEKKEN™ and TEKKEN™ X Street Fighter™, which will see characters from each game enter the universe of their rivals to settle old scores.  For more information go to www.tekken.com.

About NAMCO BANDAI Games Europe

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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