Namco Bandai Games Announces Point Blankâ„¢ DS for the Nintendo DSâ„¢
SANTA CLARA, Calif., (March 22, 2006) – Leading video games developer and publisher NAMCO BANDAI Games America Inc. announced today that its classic arcade series Point Blank™DS, will make its debut on the Nintendo DS™ in Summer 2006. With stages from all three games in the series being included in the new portable collection, fans of the popular shooting series will have their hand-eye coordination tested, by using the DS stylus as their weapon of choice to shoot down everything from clay pigeons to aliens in the fun mini games of Point Blank DS. A fun and addicting game on the go, Point Blank DS will have players tap tap tapping their way to victory as they take on four different difficulty levels in over 40 different stages including Namco’s popular coin-op arcade series digitized for the first time.

The portable return of the retro series will also boast five different modes including:

Arcade: Play through four different levels of difficulty in a variety of mini shooting games.
VS: Challenge your friends using the wireless feature to find out who’s the quickest draw (requires only one game card)
Brain Massage: Play through various stages while the game analyzes your abilities and gives you feedback.
Freeplay: Select any stage at any time to challenge your best score.
Games Museum: New stages adapted from Namco’s classic coin-op arcade series.

For more screens and information on Point Blank DS, check out the official Namco Bandai Games America Inc. website at http://www.namcobandaigames.com/

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 industry’s top video game franchises including: Tamagotchi®, Tekken®, SOULCALIBUR®, Dead to Rights®, Pac-Man World™, Digimon®, Ridge Racer®, Time Crisis® and ACECOMBAT®. For more information about NAMCO BANDAI Games America Inc. and its products log onto www.namcobandaigames.com.

(C) 2005 NAMCO LTD., ALL RIGHTS RESERVED.

PointBlankâ„¢ DS &©1994-2006 NAMCO BANDAI Games Inc.


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