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Namco Bandai Partners' gamescom line-up

Mon 10 Aug 2009 9:36am GMT / 5:36am EDT / 2:36am PDT

Tekken 6, Dragon Ball: Raging Blast, Dragon Ball: Revenge of King Piccolo, One Piece Unlimited Cruise 2, Tales of Symphonia™: Dawn of the New World, Family Trainer: Extreme Challenge, Katamari Forever and Champions Online.

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

LYON, FRANCE 7th August 2009 Namco Bandai Partners today unveiled the exciting and varied line up of titles that it will showcase at GamesCom 2009 in Cologne, Germany from August 19th to 23rd. Bringing some of the year's most anticipated titles to the hands of the biggest audience of video game fans in the world, NAMCO BANDAI Partners' impressive stand, located in Hall 8, Stand B 040, will feature a huge number of public hands-on gaming stations and a seated theatre where new trailers will be screened exclusively for visitors to the show.

GamesCom 2009 is the first event where newly re-named video game distribution company NAMCO BANDAI Partners will present its strong line up of highly anticipated games with something for everyone, whether a hardcore gamer or just looking for a dose of top quality fun.

Titles available for fans to play include the most eagerly awaited fighting games TEKKEN 6 and Dragon Ball Raging Blast, anime-based titles Dragon Ball: Revenge of King Piccolo and One Piece Unlimited Cruise 2, acclaimed role playing adventure Tales of Symphonia: Dawn of the New World, adrenaline-fuelled family party game Family Trainer: Extreme Challenge, Massively Multiplayer Online title Champions Online, and Katamari Forever, a game that defies categorisation but continues to win the hearts of players the world over.

On Wednesday 19th August, ahead of the public opening of the show, NAMCO BANDAI Partners will host its first press conference where major exclusive new announcements will be made to the world's gaming media.

TEKKEN 6 (Xbox 360, PLAYSTATION3)

Release date: Autumn, 2009

Developed by NAMCO BANDAI Games Inc., TEKKEN 6 brings the blockbuster fighting series onto multiple platforms for the first time in the history of the TEKKEN franchise with stunning realism, uncompromising quality, major gameplay enhancements and the largest character roster ever seen in the TEKKEN series.

Dragon Ball: Raging Blast (Xbox 360, PLAYSTATION3)

Release date: Autumn, 2009

Dragon Ball: Raging Blast, is the first video game in the Budokai Tenkaichi series to come to the PLAYSTATION3 computer entertainment system and Xbox 360 video game and entertainment system from Microsoft. Featuring stunning HD graphics and audio, destructible environments and enhanced character features, Dragon Ball: Raging Blast takes players far beyond the realms of the original anime series.

Dragon Ball: Revenge of King Piccolo (Wii)

Release date: Autumn, 2009

Dragon Ball: Revenge of King Piccolo is the first ever appearance of the original Dragon Ball story on Wii in glorious 3D. Players will control Kid Goku as he sets out on fantastic adventures with his friends. The title faithfully reproduces the uniqueness and special humour of the early Dragon Ball series, while adding an original blend of action and adventure to the mix

One Piece Unlimited Cruise 2 (Wii)

Release date: September, 2009

The sequel to The Treasures beneath the Waves, One Piece Unlimited Cruise 2: Awakening of a Hero is based on the hit Japanese anime and manga, and features a pirates hoard of graphical and gameplay enhancements. Follow the path of Luffy, in his adventure to become the greatest pirate and his quest for the One Piece!

Tales of Symphonia: Dawn of the new world (Wii)

Release date: Autumn, 2009

Only on Wii , the game continues the story of the best-selling Tales of Symphonia for Nintendo GameCube, while introducing a new monster collection system that lets players capture, evolve and do battle with more than 200 monsters alongside a huge cast of new and returning characters.

Family Trainer: Extreme Challenge (Wii)

Release date: September, 2009

Following up on its wildly successful predecessor, the motion sensing Wii Remote is partnered with an original custom mat controller to provide a total body gaming experience in an extreme sports setting. With Family Trainer Extreme Challenge anyone can be an extreme sports star in the comfort of their own home!

Katamari Forever (PLAYSTATION3)

Release date: September, 2009

Featuring the largest collection of stages, modes, songs, and cousins to date, remixed classic Katamari Damacy tunes, a brand-new storyline, multiple new visual effects and 1080p graphics, Katamari Forever is the ultimate Katamari experience.

Champions Online (PC)

Release date: September, 2009

Champions Online brings epic heroism back to the MMORPG with fast-paced, epic combat. A boundless character creator takes the experience to the next level; players can even choose the appearance and style of their powers to complete their vision! A unique Nemesis system also lets players tap into a powerful customization tool to craft their own enemy, an ultimate adversary who will appear throughout a hero's career.

For more information on Namco Bandai Partners, please visit www.namcobandaipartners.com

About NAMCO BANDAI Partners:

NAMCO BANDAI Partners, one of the industrys leading video game distribution companies, is wholly owned by NAMCO BANDAI Games Europe. The company operates in 50 countries excluding North America (USA and Canada) and Japan, and distributes titles from NAMCO BANDAI Games, Atari and other major publishers on an international and local basis.

About NAMCO BANDAI Games Europe:

NAMCO BANDAI Games Europe S.A.S., is a leading interactive entertainment software publisher based in Cergy-Pontoise, France. The company is a part of the NAMCO BANDAI group of companies known for creating and publishing many of the industry's top video game franchises including the RidgeRacer, Tekken, SOULCALIBUR, Tamagotchi, Digimon, Dragonball and Naruto brands.

About Atari:

The Atari group, mainly comprised of the Atari brand, Atari catalogue of IPs, Cryptic Studios Inc., Eden Games and its newly created London studio, is a global creator, producer and publisher of interactive entertainment software for all market segments and all interactive game platforms including consoles from Microsoft, Nintendo and Sony, advanced smartphones, Personal Computers, web and online. Atari also distributes video games notably in North America, through its US subsidiary Atari Inc. and direct to consumers via www.atari.com.

Atari benefits from an extensive catalogue of popular games based on original franchises (Test Drive, Alone in the Dark, V-Rally, My Horse & Me, Backyard Sports franchise, Total Annihilation, Outcast etc.), Cryptic Studios titles (Star Trek Online, Champions Online), publishing properties (Ghostbusters, The Chronicles of Riddick, Race Pro etc.), international licenses (Dungeons & Dragons, Jamie Oliver etc.) and classic games covering the entire history of the video game industry (Pong, Missile Command, Asteroids etc).

Atari word mark and logo are trademarks owned by Atari Interactive, Inc

TEKKEN6&1994-2009 NAMCO BANDAI Games Inc.

Tales of Symphonia Dawn of the New World & 2003-2008 NAMCO BANDAI Games Inc.

Katamari Forever&2003-2009 NAMCO BANDAI Games Inc.

Tales of Symphonia Dawn of the New World & 2003-2008 NAMCO BANDAI Games Inc.

KOSUKE FUJISHIMA

EIICHIRO ODA/SHUEISHA, TOEI ANIMATION

Game 2009 NAMCO BANDAI Games Inc.

Family Trainer: Extreme Challenge 2009 NAMCO BANDAI Games America Inc.

"Family Trainer" is a trademark of NAMCO BANDAI Games Inc.

Published by NAMCO BANDAI Games Europe SAS.

BIRD STUDIO / SHUEISHA, TOEI ANIMATION

Game 2009 NAMCO BANDAI Games Inc.

Published by NAMCO BANDAI Games Europe SAS.

2009 Atari Europe SASU. All rights reserved.

Champions, Champions Online, and Cryptic Studios are trademarks of Cryptic Studios, Inc.

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