Namco Bandai Games America Inc. Announces Exclusive Retailer Promotion for Mage Knight: Apocalypseâ„¢
SANTA CLARA, Calif., (September 19th, 2006) – Leading video games publisher and developer NAMCO BANDAI Games America Inc. today announced a limited edition promotion for its upcoming action role-playing PC game, Mage Knight: Apocalypse™, with retailer Best Buy. The exclusive promotion will enable consumers who purchase the game in North America to receive a special redemption coupon for an individually numbered, limited edition, 8-inch Mage Knight dragon.

“To celebrate the debut title from our PC division, we are pleased to announce this exclusive Mage Knight: Apocalypse promotion and special partnership with Best Buy,” said Garry Cole, Executive Vice President of Sales, NAMCO BANDAI Games America Inc. "We are eager to give fans a valuable collectable and an extra incentive to dive into the Mage Knight universe.”

Based on the best-selling collectible miniature game form WizKids Games, Mage Knight: Apocalypse allows players to assume the role of one of five warriors sworn by oath to seek out the heart of evil plaguing the land and destroy it no matter the cost. Aided by the Solonavi, a mysterious and magical race, the guardians commence a quest to rescue their world from the clutches of an evil army determined to bring about the Apocalypse. As the forces of chaos rise, a creature of unimaginable destructive power is unleashed to lead the enemy: the Apocalypse Dragon, a seemingly unstoppable five-headed horror. In order to combat this monstrosity, players must rally support from all of the land’s factions and recruit brave heroes to battle for their cause. The future rests on the shoulders of these noble adventurers, and the ultimate clash for battlefield supremacy is about to
begin.

Mage Knight: Apocalypse is rated “T” for “Teen” by the ESRB and will be available at retailers this September 26th for $49.99. For more information about Mage Knight: Apocalypse, please visit http://www.mkapocalypse.com.

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About WizKids
A wholly owned subsidiary of the Topps Company (TOPP), WizKids is a Seattle-based game developer and publisher dedicated to creating tabletop games driven by imagination. Its HeroClix® and Pirates brands are among the most successful games on the market today. The company has sold hundreds of millions of game pieces worldwide. For additional information, visit www.wizkidsgames.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.

Press Release © 2006 NAMCO BANDAI Games America Inc.
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