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ADDICTIVE PUZZLE GAMEPLAY AND MESMERIZING MUSIC COME TOGETHER IN "LUMINES II" AND "EVERY EXTEND EXTRA" FOR THE PSP(R) SYSTEM

Highly Anticipated Video Game Sequel and Innovative New Puzzle Shooter Now Available

BURBANK, Calif. - (November 8, 2006) - Puzzle video game and music fans now have two new opportunities to be engrossed in addictive gameplay to pass the time on a PSP ®

(PlayStation ® Portable) system - "Lumines II" and "Every Extend Extra." Published by Buena Vista Games and developed by Q ENTERTAINMENT, "Lumines II" and "Every Extend Extra" are now available at retail stores throughout the United States.

"Lumines II" is the sequel to last year's best-selling, critically acclaimed puzzle video game. "Every Extend Extra" is an innovative "puzzle shooter" game that combines classic arcade action with electrifying visuals and music.

"'Lumines II' and 'Every Extend Extra' are both highly anticipated handheld video games that combine visceral puzzle gameplay with memorable music tracks," said Craig Relyea, vice president of marketing, Buena Vista Games. "These two games meld visuals and beats together to offer unequaled experiences for the PSP system."

Featuring full-length music videos from international artists and tracks from popular Japanese DJs, "Lumines II" is the follow-up to last year's hit PSP system game, which remains one of the best-selling and highest-rated games for the system. Along with new "skins" (backgrounds), music videos and modes, "Lumines II" also includes the original song and music video, "Heavenly Star" performed by Genki Rockets, a new band produced by Q ENTERTAINMENT.

"Every Extend Extra" is a unique "puzzle shooter" that combines classic arcade gameplay with dazzling visuals and thumping musical beats. "Every Extend Extra" was named Handheld Game of the Month in the November issue of Game Informer magazine.

"Lumines II" is rated E10+ for Everyone 10 and Older by the Entertainment Software Rating Board (ESRB) and is available for the suggested retail price of $29.99. "Every Extend Extra" is rated E for Everyone by the ESRB and available for the suggested retail price of $29.99. Additional information can be found at http://www.lumineseee.com.

"Lumines II"

"Lumines II" for the PSP system is the highly anticipated sequel to the addictive puzzle-based video game, "Lumines." To play, gamers control colorful squares made of four smaller block pieces that are dropped into the playing field one at a time

to form same-color rectangles. The vertical "timeline" sweeps across the playing field from left to right and wipes the same-color rectangles from the playing field. Unmatched blocks pile up, and the game ends when the pile gets to the top of the playing screen. Players advance through many action-packed levels, each with its own musical theme and sound effects. "Lumines II" features a variety of modes including Challenge, Sequencer, Mission, Puzzle, Time Attack and Vs. (both against CPU and two-player -- extra PSP system and game required) as well as 60 skins and 100 puzzles.

"Lumines II" is the first handheld video game with actual music videos from international artists: Beck - "Black Tambourine"; Black Eyed Peas - "Pump It"; The Chemical Brothers - "Star Guitar"; Fatboy Slim - "Gangster Trippin'"; The Go! Team -

"Bottle Rocket"; Gwen Stefani - "Hollaback Girl"; Hoobastank - "Born to Lead"; Junior Senior - "Take My Time"; Missy Elliott - "Lose Control"; and New Order - "Regret." Tracks by Junkie XL ("Breezer"), Stigmato Inc. ("Reality Check"), Star Casino, Techriders and Ken Ishii are also included.

"Every Extend Extra"

"Every Extend Extra" is a unique "puzzle shooter," brought to the PSP system by Q ENTERTAINMENT. "Every Extend Extra" delivers an addictive gameplay experience through a fusion of arcade-style shooting action, cutting-edge music and visuals.

Players evade enemy attacks and then use perfect timing to blast their foes in a colorful display of explosive chain reactions. The bigger the chain reaction results in the higher the score and the larger the rewards. The game features nine challenging levels, each with its own unique theme, as well as a two-player wireless game (extra PSP system and game required). "Every Extend Extra" also includes the original PC freeware game, "Every Extend," from which the game originates.

About Q ENTERTAINMENT

Q ENTERTAINMENT, Inc. specializes in multiplatform development and global marketing. Q ENTERTAINMENT creates, produces, and consults in digital entertainment software such as game console, PC broadband and mobile units.

Principal game creator and Chief Creative Officer Tetsuya Mizuguchi came from SEGA as the president of United Game Artists, where he designed critically acclaimed titles such as the "Sega Rally" franchise, "Space Channel 5," and "Rez." Q

ENTERTAINMENT CEO Shuji Utsumi held executive positions at Disney, SEGA and SCEA. He produced several popular titles such as "Crash Bandicoot" (SCEA) and "Sakura Wars" (SEGA).

Q ENTERTAINMENT is comprised of veteran designers, programmers, and producers. Q ENTERTAINMENT collaborates with other creators, artists and development studios in Japan and overseas. With a large network and enthusiasm, Q ENTERTAINMENT always anticipates the trends and changes in times to come and develop new value in the videogame industry's business.

About Buena Vista Games

Buena Vista Games, Inc. (BVG) is the interactive entertainment affiliate of The Walt Disney Company (NYSE: DIS). BVG publishes, markets and distributes a broad portfolio of multi-platform video games and interactive entertainment worldwide. The company also licenses properties and works directly with third-party interactive game publishers to bring products for all ages to market. For more information, please log on to www.bvg.com.

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MEDIA CONTACTS:

Buena Vista Games

Eric Wein

818-553-4137

Kohnke Communications

Eddiemae Jukes

415-777-4000

eddiemae@kohnkecomm.com

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