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The Fast and the Furious PlayStation 2 Drifts Into Stores

SANTA CLARA, Calif., (September 26, 2006) – Leading video games publisher and developer NAMCO BANDAI Games America Inc. delivers a drift racing experience like no other, as The Fast and the Furious™ ships for the PlayStation® 2 computer entertainment system and is now available in retail outlets nationwide. The Fast and the Furious is rated ‘T’ for Teen by the entertainment software ratings board (ESRB), and is now available nationwide for a suggested retail price of $39.99.

“The almost endless customization, the revolutionary drift model and the Japanese Tuner, Classic Muscle and Concept cars featured in The Fast and the Furious video game make this the most authentic drift racing experience yet,” said Makoto Iwai, Senior Vice President of Development at NAMCO BANDAI Games America Inc. “The exclusive promotion with NASA is an additional element that allows consumers to truly enter the world of drift racing with a real-life experience.”

Available inside each copy of The Fast and the Furious video game, customers will receive a $50.00 coupon to be used toward any NASA High Performance Driving Event in the country. Fans will have a real-life opportunity to experience the type of driving seen in the game, but in a controlled and safe environment. Consumers can drive their very own car on some of America’s most famous road courses in a safe environment with no speed limits, no pedestrians, and no tickets!

Inspired by the events of the Universal Pictures’ film and Universal Studios Home Entertainment DVD release of The Fast and the Furious: Tokyo Drift, available on store shelves today, The Fast and the Furious video game features a ground-breaking drift mechanic that makes drifting accessible to both beginning and veteran racing game drivers. Gameplay features revolutionary new systems like the Drift Indicator that make The Fast and the Furious the most accessible realistic drift game yet. Perched at the forefront of the drift racing phenomenon, the video game features a Revolutionary Drift Model that is fun and approachable for players of all skill levels; model cars, cinematic camera angles straight from the movie, unique boss challenges, stunning visuals with over 100 JDM Tuner, Classic Muscle and Concept cars as well as robust customization options all of which encompass the drift racing world!

For more information on this game and other exciting products, check out NAMCO BANDAI Games’ official website at www.namcobandaigames.com.

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