Namco announces Namco Museum Battle Collection
Company: Namco
SANTA CLARA, Calif., (April 19, 2005) - Global video games publisher, Namco Hometek Inc. today announced "Namco MuseumTM Battle Collection" for the PSPTM portable entertainment system. Offering new and original versions of some of Namco's most beloved arcade classics including "Galaga," "Pac-Man" and "Dig Dug," the game will be released with U.S. exclusive titles this summer for the ultimate handheld arcade experience.

Originally released earlier this year in Japan, the U.S. version will be graced with 10 exclusive classics. "Xevious," "Bosconian," "Mappy," "Tower of Druaga," "Dragon Buster," "Grobda," "Dig Dug 2," "King & Balloon" and others bring the total to more than 20 titles.

"Millions of people around the world have played Namco's arcade classics, and now we're able to offer new versions of these timeless games to a whole new generation of gamers with 'Namco Museum Battle Collection,'" said Yoshi Niki, Business Unit Director at Namco Hometek Inc. "'Namco Museum Battle Collection' is a must-have title for anyone that enjoys classic gameplay on an innovative new platform."

An all-new treatment of its classics for Sony's new portable platform, "Namco Museum Battle Collection" brings together many of Namco's most beloved arcade franchises. Taking full advantage of the PSP system's wireless connectivity, the game allows up to four gamers to battle it out or play together on these updated classics. Players will also be able to share the great nostalgic gameplay of the original titles with their friends in the Game Sharing Mode by transferring wirelessly to another PSP system.

For more information about "Namco Museum Battle Collection," please visit www.namco.com.

About Namco Hometek Inc.
Namco Hometek Inc. is the U.S. consumer division of Namco Limited, a Tokyo-based world leader in the high-tech entertainment industry. Based in Santa Clara, CA, Namco Hometek Inc. is an award-winning video games publisher for next generation game consoles. Namco has created some of the industry's greatest video game franchises: "Tekken®," "SOULCALIBUR®," "Dead to Rights®," "Pac-Man WorldTM," "Ridge Racer®," "Time Crisis®" and "ACECOMBATTM."

For more information about Namco and its products log onto www.namco.com.

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"TEKKEN®," "SOULCALIBUR®," "PAC-MAN WORLDTM," "Ridge Racer®," "Time Crisis®" and "ACECOMBATTM" are trademarks or registered trademarks of Namco Limited in the United States and/or other countries.

"Dead to RightsTM" is a trademark or registered trademark of Namco Hometek Inc. in the United States and/or other countries.

"NAMCO MUSEUMTMBATTLE COLLECTION" (C) 2005 NAMCO LTD., ALL RIGHTS RESERVED. "PAC-MAN (C)" 1980 2005 NAMCO LTD., ALL RIGHTS RESERVED. "Ms.PAC-MAN (C)" 1980 1982 2005 NAMCO LTD., ALL RIGHTS RESERVED. "Galaga (C)" 1981 2005 NAMCO LTD., ALL RIGHTS RESERVED. "Galaxian (C)" 1979 2005 NAMCO LTD., ALL RIGHTS RESERVED. "DIG DUG (C)" 1982 2005 NAMCO LTD., ALL RIGHTS RESERVED. "RALLY-X (C)" 1980 2005 NAMCO LTD., ALL RIGHTS RESERVED. "NEW RALLY-X (C)" 1980 1981 2005 NAMCO LTD., ALL RIGHTS RESERVED. "PAC-MAN ARRANGEMENT (C)" 1980 2005 NAMCO LTD., ALL RIGHTS RESERVED. "Galaga ARRANGEMENT (C)" 1981 2005 NAMCO LTD., ALL RIGHTS RESERVED. "NEW RALLY-X ARRANGEMENT (C)" 1980 1981 2005 NAMCO LTD., ALL RIGHTS RESERVED. "DIG DUG ARRANGEMENT (C)" 1982 2005 NAMCO LTD., ALL RIGHTS RESERVED. "KING & BALLOON (C)" 1980 2005 NAMCO LTD., ALL RIGHTS RESERVED. "BOSCONIAN (C)" 1981 2005 NAMCO LTD., ALL RIGHTS RESERVED. "XEVIOUS (C)" 1982 2005 NAMCO LTD., ALL RIGHTS RESERVED. "MAPPY (C)" 1983 2005 NAMCO LTD., ALL RIGHTS RESERVED. "THE TOWER OF DRUAGA (C)" 1984 2005 NAMCO LTD., ALL RIGHTS RESERVED. "Dig Dug (C)" 1982 1985 2005 NAMCO LTD., ALL RIGHTS RESERVED. "GROBDA (C)" 1984 2005 NAMCO LTD., ALL RIGHTS RESERVED. "Motos (C)" 1985 2005 NAMCO LTD., ALL RIGHTS RESERVED. "DRAGON BUSTER (C)" 1984 2005 NAMCO LTD., ALL RIGHTS RESERVED.
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