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=0ANAMCO BANDAI Games Brings=0A=0A Edge Of Your Seat Portable Drift Rac=
ing On The PSP=AE System=0A=0A =0A=0A SANTA CLARA, CALIF., (February 26=
, 2007) =96 Leading video games publisher and developer NAMCO BANDAI Game=
s America Inc. announced today that its newest racing title, The Fast & th=
e Furious=99 has new features for the =0A=0A PSP=AE (PlayStation=AEPorta=
ble) system. The video game is developed through a licensing agreement wi=
th Universal Studios Consumer Products. The Fast & the Furious on the PS=
P system will allow players to feel an unparalleled sense of power as they=
drift their way through beautiful visuals and new modes exclusive to the =
PSP system. Trade your customized rides through wireless in the Swap Meet=
, stop neglecting your car and give it an oil change in the Tune Shop for =
a temporary performance boost, challenge up to 3 friends in multiplayer dr=
ift battles in the Road Sweeper mode and visit the Extras menu to view tri=
cked out rides from the movie and real world. =0A=0A =0A=0A The Fast=
& the Furious for the PSP system follows on the red hot heels of last ye=
ar=92s successful PlayStation=AE2 computer entertainment system game. Int=
roducing a ground breaking drift mechanic, drifting became accessible to b=
oth beginning and veteran racing game drivers alike. Here=92s what car en=
thusiast and gaming magazines had to say about it;=0A=0A =0A=0A =93Rea=
listic grip and nitrous-fueled sprints add impact as you screech through n=
eon-lit city streets and down darkened mountainsides.=94 Super Street, Oct=
ober 2006.=0A=0A =0A=0A =93=85a metric ton of ways to pimp out your r=
ide, and a few nods to the three films upon which it=92s based.=94 Electr=
onic Gaming Monthly, November 2006.=0A=0A =0A=0A Inspired by last year=
=92s hit film, The Fast & the Furious: Tokyo Drift, the game places the un=
derground world of drift racing into the players=92 hands. Gameplay featu=
res a unique drifting mechanic that allows beginning players to enjoy the =
game, while giving veteran racers a chance to try out more complex techniq=
ues. Players will be able to race in over 100 JDM Tuner, Classic Muscle, =
and Concept cars with over 300 body kits from real JDM companies. See the=
action from cinematic camera angles straight from the movie as players en=
counter boss battles across gorgeously rendered city streets.=0A=0A =0A=
=0A Exclusive PSP system Features:=0A=0A =0A=0A =B7 Swap Meet=
- Gamers have the chance to show off their creative side by using the PSP=
system wireless connectivity option to trick out a ride and send it to ot=
her players via =93Swap Meet=94 to use in non-career game mode. =0A=0A=
=B7 Road Sweeper - Putting drift racing skills to the test, up =
to four players can be challenged in this feature where the aim is to tag =
as many highlighted corners as possible using drifting maneuvers. The more=
complex and varied the techniques are, the more points added to the overa=
ll score. The player with the most tags (or drift points if there is a tie=
) wins at the end of the race. =0A=0A =B7 Oil Change - No c=
ar runs well without oil, so to increase performance, The Tune Shops will =
offer a multi-grade oil change as a purchasable item. By purchasing the oil=
, the player=92s speed and performance will be temporarily enhanced upon r=
eturning to the HUB. =0A=0A =B7 Extras - Fast & Furious fana=
tics will get a special treat in the =93Extras=94 section that will featur=
e an unlocked selection containing images of both the movie and real world=
cars. =0A=0A Rated T for teen, The Fast & the Furious has a suggest=
ed retail price of $29.99.=0A=0A =0A=0A For more information on The Fa=
st & the Furious, visit www.namcobandaigames.com=0A=0A =0A=0A ####=0A=
=0A =0A=0A About the film =0A=0A From the producer of the worldwide =
blockbuster hits The Fast & The Furious and its sequel, 2 Fast 2 Furious,=
comes the latest installment of the adrenaline-inducing series built on s=
peed=97The Fast & The Furious: Tokyo Drift . Set in the sexy and colorfu=
l underground world of Japanese drift racing, the newest and fastest custo=
mized rides go head-to-head on some of the most perilous courses in the wo=
rld. =0A=0A =0A=0A Sean Boswell (Black) is an outsider who attempts to =
define himself as a hot-headed, underdog street racer. Although racing pro=
vides a temporary escape from an unhappy home and the superficial world ar=
ound him, it has also made Sean unpopular with the local authorities. To =
avoid jail time, Sean is sent to live with his gruff, estranged father, a =
career military-man stationed in Tokyo.=0A=0A =0A=0A Now officially a ga=
ijin (outsider), Sean feels even more shut out in a land of foreign custom=
s and codes of honor. But it doesn=92t take long for him to find some act=
ion when a fellow American buddy, Twinkie (Bow Wow), introduces him to the=
underground world of drift racing. Sean=92s simple drag racing gets repl=
aced by a rubber-burning, automotive art form=97with an exhilarating balan=
ce of speeding and gliding through a heart-stopping course of hairpin turn=
s and switchbacks. =0A=0A =0A=0A On his first time out drifting, Sean u=
nknowingly takes on D.K., the =93Drift King,=94 a local champ with ties to =
the Japanese crime machine Yakuza. Sean=92s loss comes at a high price ta=
g when he=92s forced to work off the debt under the thumb of ex-pat, Han =
(Kang). Han soon welcomes Sean into this family of misfits and introduces=
him to the real principles of drifting. But when Sean falls for D.K.=92=
s girlfriend, Neela (newcomer Kelley), an explosive series of events is set=
into motion, climaxing with an ultimate high stakes face off.=0A=0A =0A=
=0A The Fast & The Furious: Tokyo Drift is directed by Justin Lin (Bette=
r Luck Tomorrow, Annapolis) and written by Chris Morgan (Cellular), Kario =
Salem (The Score) and Alfredo Botello. The film is produced by Neal H. Mor=
itz (xXx, S.W.A.T.) and executive produced by Clayton Townsend (The Skel=
eton Key, The 40 Year-Old Virgin).=0A=0A =0A=0A This film is rated PG-=
13.=0A=0A =0A=0A =0A=0A About Universal Studios Consumer Products G=
roup=0A=0A Universal Studios Consumer Products Group is responsible for g=
lobal licensing and retail strategies as well as building brand recognitio=
n of the extensive catalogue of NBC Universal properties. Universal Studio=
s Consumer Products Group is a unit of NBC Universal, one of the world's l=
eading media and entertainment companies in the development, production, a=
nd marketing of entertainment, news, and information to a global audience.=
Formed in May 2004 through the combining of NBC and Vivendi Universal Ent=
ertainment, NBC Universal owns and operates a valuable portfolio of news a=
nd entertainment networks, a premier motion picture company, significant t=
elevision production operations, a leading television stations group, and =
world-renowned theme parks. NBC Universal is 80%-owned by General Electric=
, with 20% controlled by Vivendi.=0A=0A .=0A=0A About NAMCO BANDAI Games=
America Inc.=0A=0ANAMCO BANDAI Games America Inc., is a leading interacti=
ve entertainment software publisher and developer based in Santa Clara, CA=
. 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 i=
ncluding the PAC-MAN=AE, SOULCALIBUR=AE, Naruto=99 and Tekken=AE brands. =
For more information about NAMCO BANDAI Games America Inc., and our produ=
cts log onto www.namcobandaigames.com.=0A=0A =0A=0A Press Release =A9 =
2007 NAMCO BANDAI Games America Inc. All Rights Reserved.=0A=0A =0A=0A=

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