Namco Bandai Announces Next Generation Console Line-Up
SANTA CLARA, Calif., (May 1, 2006) â Leading video games publisher and developer NAMCO BANDAI Games America Inc. announced today its plan to be a key industry force in the next generation market with the unveiling of its next generation line-up at the 2006 Electronic Entertainment Expo. NAMCO BANDAI Games America Inc.âs highly-anticipated content offerings for the next generation of consoles will include a variety of its signature franchises as well as introducing some new and exciting IPâs into the HD era.
Triple-A franchises including Tekken and Ridge Racer will both be making their way to the PLAYSTATIONÂ®3 computer entertainment system. Ridge RacerÂ® 7 will bring racing excitement to a new level when it ships to PLAYSTATION 3, while TEKKENÂ® 6 will pack a punch as an acclaimed fighting franchise.
Taking full advantage of the Xbox 360â¢ video game and entertainment system from Microsoft, MOBILE OPSâ¢: The One Year War will take mechanized warfare to the next level as the player enters the intense battlefields of The One Year War as a soldier who fights by foot, in vehicles and in a wide array of mecha. Boasting online play and high definition graphics, Mobile Ops: The One Year War will bring the battlefield into the playerâs living room in the most immersive mech-action game to date.
Also making its way to the Xbox is the newest installment of the popular card battle series, Culdcept Saga. The popular puzzle seriesâ latest installment is being developed by Omiya Soft and will feature exciting online battle via Xbox Live.
âAs a recently integrated company, NAMCO BANDAI is excited to demonstrate our new publishing strength within the industry by unveiling our next generation line-up at E3 2006,â said Genichi Ito, president and CEO of NAMCO BANDAI Games America Inc. âWe are looking forward to supporting the next generation of consoles and being at the forefront of delivering quality content for all gamers to enjoy.â
About NAMCO BANDAI Games America Inc.
NAMCO BANDAI Games America Inc. is an interactive entertainment software publisher and developer based in Santa Clara, CA. The company is a subsidiary of the newly formed NAMCO BANDAI Holdings (USA) Inc. based in Cypress, CA.
On September 29, 2005, Bandai Co., Ltd. and NAMCO LIMITED implemented a management integration to form NAMCO BANDAI Holdings Inc. This step was taken to compete more effectively on the global stage in the fast-changing entertainment industry and to deliver further growth.
The resulting BANDAI NAMCO Group is a global entertainment group involved in business fields ranging from toys, amusement facilities, video game software and visual software, to apparel, sundries and network content.
As previous separate entities (Namco Hometek Inc. and Bandai Games Inc.) the companies were each known for creating some of the industryâs top video game franchises including: TamagotchiÂ®, TekkenÂ®, SOULCALIBURÂ®, Dead to RightsÂ®, Pac-ManÂ® Worldâ¢, DigimonÂ®, Ridge RacerÂ®, Time CrisisÂ® and ACECOMBATÂ®. For more information about NAMCO BANDAI Games America Inc. and its products log onto www.namcobandaigames.com.