RIDGE RACER™ IS BACK... UNBOUNDED™

FOR IMMEDIATE  RELEASE


CERGY-PONTOISE, FRANCE– 4 February 2011– NAMCO BANDAI Games Europe S.A.S. today announced that the five million-selling global smash racing franchise Ridge Racer is on its way back into the eager hands of gamers. RIDGE RACER™ UNBOUNDED™ is coming to PlayStation®3 system, the Xbox 360® video game and entertainment system from Microsoft and Windows PC to add an unexpected dimension to the series and deliver an original blast of ferocious racing adrenaline.

Breaking free from all the pussyfooting around tame circuits, politely bumping into rivals' fenders, RIDGE RACER UNBOUNDED has a new mantra– Drive, Destroy, Dominate– and it's one that's going to shake up the racing genre for good. It’s time to break not only the rules, but plenty of cars too. You think you've seen crashes? You've seen nothing. In RIDGE RACER UNBOUNDED your car is a high-octane wrecking ball.

“Ridge Racer Unbounded is a fresh take on one of the most important racing franchises in video game history,” said Olivier Comte, VP Marketing, Sales&Publishing at NAMCO BANDAI Games Europe.“As such, we're treating it with the reverence it deserves, and with the talented Bugbear team at the helm we're confident of delivering a game fans new and existing will get a big destructive kick out of.”

Developing the title is leading Helsinki-based racing specialist Bugbear Entertainment Ltd., whose games in the genre have earned widespread critical acclaim and sold millions of copies. With RIDGE RACER UNBOUNDED , they are aiming to push the genre further and bring their own touch to the much-loved series.

Let the destructive driver inside you break free in RIDGE RACER UNBOUNDED , coming to PlayStation®3, Xbox 360 and Windows PC. Stay in touch and be first on the grid for game updates at www.facebook.com/ridgefan

About NAMCO BANDAI Games Europe

NAMCO BANDAI Games Europe S.A.S. is a leading software publisher producing a broad catalogue of high quality interactive entertainment for console and PC gaming platforms and online which is marketed and sold in 50 countries across Europe, the Middle East, Africa and Australasia. 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 Tekken™, Dragon Ball®, Naruto™, SOULCALIBUR™, One Piece™, RidgeRacer™, Ace Combat™ and Tamagotchi™.

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