Namco Bandai Games' Tales of the Abyss Goes Gold
SANTA CLARA, Calif., (September 28, 2006) – Leading video games developer and publisher NAMCO BANDAI Games America Inc. announced today that development for Tales of the Abyss™, the latest installment in the popular role-playing video game series, is complete and scheduled to ship nationwide on October 10, 2006 for the PlayStation® 2 computer entertainment system.

“Tales of the Abyss is the most realistic game in the franchise to date, allowing players to impact the Tales universe by making them a part of the action as the story unfolds,” Yoshi Niki, NAMCO BANDAI Games America Inc.’s Product Group Director said. “We are pleased to deliver an epic Tales experience to fans.”

An epic tale and deep storyline, Tales of the Abyss follows the life of lead character Luke fon Fabre, the sole heir to a family of aristocrats, as he learns of friendship and sacrifice that could ultimately save or destroy the world. Featuring the most realistic character models ever used in the series and a beautifully-rendered 3D setting, Tales of the Abyss comes to life like never before. Run anywhere on the battlefield with the flexible motion battle system, and watch as your actions affect the world of the game in the most interactive Tales video game yet.

Rated ‘T’ for Teen, Tales of the Abyss will be available nationwide on October 10, 2006 for the PlayStation® 2 computer entertainment system for a suggested retail price of $39.99. For more information on this game and other exciting products, check out NAMCO BANDAI Games’ official website at www.namcobandaigames.com.

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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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