Namco Bandai Games America Inc.’s Debut PC Title, Mage Knight: Apocalypse™ Now Shipping Across North America
SANTA CLARA, Calif., (September 25, 2006) – Leading video games publisher and developer NAMCO BANDAI Games America Inc. today announced that its fantasy action role-playing PC game, Mage Knight: Apocalypse™, is now shipping to retail outlets across North America and will be available in stores beginning September 26th. Featuring a richly-detailed universe, epic single player campaign and co-operative modes, Mage Knight: Apocalypse is the debut title launching from NAMCO BANDAI Games America Inc.’s PC division.

“Being the debut release from NAMCO BANDAI’s PC division, we are delighted that Mage Knight: Apocalypse has now shipped to retail,” said Makoto
Iwai, Senior Vice President of the Development Group for NAMCO BANDAI Games America Inc. “We are confident that players will find the game’s detailed universe, ferocious battles, evolutionary character development and unlimited customization options as engrossing as we do.”

The release of Mage Knight: Apocalypse will be supported with sweepstake promotions at sites including IGN, RPG Gamer and RPG Dreamer. Readers of PC Gamer will also be given the opportunity to order a limited edition figurine in the November 2006 issue. Copies of Mage Knight: Apocalypse will also come with a special promotion code, whereby gamers can order a special Mage Knight figure set of the in game characters for the table-top miniature game at a 25% discount off of the suggested retail price.

Based on the best-selling collectible miniature game from 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. 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.

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.

Mage Knight(TM): Apocalypse & (c)2006 WizKids, Inc. Mage Knight is a trademark and/or registered trademark of WizKids, Inc. in the United States and/or other countries. All rights reserved. Licensed in conjunction with Fog Studios, Inc. Licensed exclusively to NAMCO BANDAI Games America, Inc.
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