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The Quest Begins This November with “The Legend of Heroes: A Tear of Vermillion”

CYPRESS, CA - November 2, 2005 - Bandai Games Inc. today announced that "The Legend of HeroesTM: A Tear of VermillionTM" has gone gold for the PSPTM (PlayStation®Portable) system. Featuring more than 100 distinctive characters, over 50 hours of gameplay, and an extensive storyline, this game is the first true role-playing game for the PSP system.

In "The Legend of Heroes: A Tear of Vermillion," players take on the role of Avin, a 17 year-old boy who embarks on an adventure in search of his sister, Eimelle. With a trusty animal companion at his side, Avin must journey through one of the most captivating 3-D environments available on the PSP system. Developed by legendary Nihon Falcom in Tokyo, "The Legend of Heroes: A Tear of Vermillion" is the second installment in a remarkable Japanese series known as "Gagharv Trilogy." Their other well-known RPG works include the "Ys," "Brandish," and "Sorcerian" Series on many platforms and brands.

"The Legend of Heroes: A Tear of Vermillion" is scheduled to ship in stores this November. More information about the game is available on

About Bandai Games Inc.

Bandai Games Inc. is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Bandai America Incorporated and a leading publisher of interactive entertainment software for popular videogame systems such as the PSPTM (PlayStation®Portable) system, PlayStation®2 computer entertainment system, the Xbox® video game system from Microsoft, the Nintendo DSTM, Nintendo GameCubeTM, and the Game Boy® Advance. Unique characters and stimulating game experiences highlight Bandai Games Inc.'s distinctive product lineup which include hit titles such as Inuyasha and Digimon. Bandai Games Inc. is headquartered in Cypress, California. For more information and press downloads please visit:

The Legend of Heroes ® Nihon Falcom Corporation. Game code ® 2005 Bandai. BANDAI logo and "The Legend of Heroes" are trademarked by Bandai. All Rights Reserved.


Rannie Yoo

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