Namco Bandai and Flagship Studios Unveil New Features in Hellgateâ„¢: London
SANTA CLARA, Calif., (September 20th, 2006) – Leading video games publisher and developer NAMCO BANDAI Games America Inc. today released new details on HELLGATE: LONDON, the first original PC title from premier developer Flagship Studios.

At Tokyo Games Show 2006, NAMCO BANDAI will unveil the Japanese localized version of HELLGATE: LONDON. Players can now battle the demonic invasion inside new environments including the British Museum and Subterranean Vaulted Chambers, using arcane weaponry and fantastic devices including the Beetlebore, Electric Eel Launcher and dozens of new Templar swords and shields. Players can use new character skills like the Templar Shield Bash to both damage and stun their enemies or the Cabalist Transformation that allows them to metamorph into a Zombie and raise an army of undead to serve in the battle for man’s survival.

“We are very excited to reveal these new features from HELLGATE: LONDON” said Bill Roper, CEO and co-founder of Flagship Studios. “The team has been working hard to build new environments, character skills and weapons and we’re eagerly anticipating the reaction from Japanese gamers at TGS”.

HELLGATE: LONDON combines the depth of role-playing games and the action of first-person shooter titles, while offering infinite playability with dynamically generated levels, items, enemies and events. The player creates a heroic character, completes quests, and battles through innumerable hordes of demons to advance through experience levels and branching skill paths. A robust, flexible skill and spell system, highly customizable appearances, and a massive variety of randomly generated equipment allow players to create their own unique hero. For more information about the game, logon to

HELLGATE: LONDON will be playable on the show floor of the NAMCO BANDAI Games Inc. booth at the TOKYO GAME SHOW 2006, from September 22nd – 24th.

About Flagship Studios
Flagship Studios is a creator of innovative entertainment software, designing games that focus on ease of play, replayability, and fun. The studio was
formed in 2003 by former executives and developers from Blizzard North® and represents the creators of the worldwide, best-selling Diablo® franchise. With members that are renowned within the gaming industry, Flagship Studios embodies a team that has worked together for over a decade and have numerous #1-selling games and multiple Game of the Year awards to their credit. For more information about Flagship Studios log onto or contact Tricia Gray at, (415)-489-1419.

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

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Game: Hellgate: London (PC)