RIDGE RACER® UNBOUNDED AVAILABLE IN NORTH AMERICA

SAN JOSE, Calif. – March 27, 2012 - NAMCO BANDAI Games America Inc. announced RIDGE RACER® UNBOUNDED is shipping this week to retailers in North America for the Xbox 360® video game and entertainment system from Microsoft and PlayStation®3 computer entertainment system. 

The latest entry in the celebrated RIDGE RACER series, RIDGE RACER UNBOUNDED turbo-charges the racing genre with full environmental and vehicular destruction. Players indulge in high speed destruction to impress Kara Shindo, leader of the Unbounded gang, and grow their street cred in Shatter Bay.  The signature arcade handling and drifting elements combined with explosive action take RIDGE RACER UNBOUNDED to the next level of competitive racing. With a new car selection including powerful vintage muscle cars, players will take over every alley and street corner in Shatter Bay in the most visceral and destructive racing game of 2012.

“We are excited to have racing fans unleash their destructive prowess against friends and foes online in RIDGE RACER UNBOUNDED,” said Carlson Choi, Vice President of Marketing, NAMCO BANDAI Games America Inc.  “With a greater focus on demolition and high octane destruction, RIDGE RACER UNBOUNDED takes the franchise to new heights in racing mayhem.”

New to the RIDGE RACER series, the City Creator lets players design their own impressive urban tracks in minutes using the powerful yet accessible in-game tools, then share their creations online. The real fun begins when players battle it out behind the wheel to dominate each other’s creations. The race is on to stay in control.

RIDGE RACER UNBOUNDED is available in North America for $59.99 and is rated T for Teen by the ESRB.  For more information on RIDGE RACER UNBOUNDED, please visit: http://www.ridgeracer.com/ or http://www.facebook.com/ridgefan.

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.

RIDGE RACER® UNBOUNDED ©2012 NAMCO BANDAI Games Inc. ©2012 Bugbear Entertainment Ltd.

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Press Release © 2012 NAMCO BANDAI Games America Inc.

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