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Gunpey(R) Lines Up For Gold On The PSP(R) System And Nintendo DS(TM)

Q Entertainment's Adaptation of Gunpei Yokoi's Classic Ready for Duplication

SANTA CLARA, Calif., (November 2, 2006) - Leading video games publisher and developer NAMCO BANDAI Games America Inc. announced today that the exhilarating puzzle title, Gunpey ® for the PSP ® (PlayStation ® Portable) system and Nintendo DS TM has gone gold. In homage to the game's late, legendary creator Gunpei Yokoi, Q Entertainment has finished putting their unique presentational spin on Gunpey, a challenging, fast-paced puzzle title that flaunts mesmerizing visuals, hypnotic grooves and addictive puzzle gameplay. With a variety of challenging modes, unlockable signature skins, multiplayer capabilities and a plethora of original music, Gunpey is a must-have title for all shoppers in the hand-held market this upcoming holiday season when it ships November 14, 2006.

"While deceptively simple upon first glance, Gunpey offers hardcore gamers a true challenge and surprising depth as their skill level develops," said Naruo Uchida, Vice President of Localization at NAMCO BANDAI Games America Inc. "Frenetic gameplay combines seamlessly with Q Entertainment's trademark visuals and music to create a truly unique, visceral puzzle gaming experience."

Players will sweat as they rush to explode rows of rapidly ascending lines, flipping squares in five consecutive columns in hopes of connecting a chain. When an incomplete link slips through the player's grasp and reaches the top of the screen, it is game over. In-game artwork, backgrounds and music never take a backseat as both PSP system and Nintendo DS formats offer completely unique versions of the game, each with its own distinct presentation and soundtrack. The PSP system version of Gunpey will deliver a more sophisticated, techno-futuristic experience, while the Nintendo DS presents a whimsical and lighthearted theme. With 40 varied backgrounds, stylized music, and two-player multiplayer over wireless Ad-Hoc connectivity for the PSP system version, plus the innovative touch screen interface and music composer of the DS version, Q Entertainment's latest masterpieces are sure to thrill puzzlers this holiday season.

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Developed by Q Entertainment, Gunpey is rated "E" for Everybody by the ESRB on the Nintendo DS and rated "E10+" for Everybody 10 and Up by the ESRB on the PSP system.

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About Gunpei Yokoi

He was born in Kyoto in 1941, and after joining Nintendo in 1965 he had one hit after another, mainly with high-tech toys like the "Ultra-Hand" (1966), a children's pitching machine called the "Ultra Machine" (1968), a male-female compatibility diagnosis machine called the "Love Star" (1968), and the and the "Ray Gun SP," which roared like a lion when it hit the bull's eye. After that, he did "Game & Watch," "Donkey Kong," the "Game Boy," and "Virtual Boy." He is famous for inventing the "Direction Key" that is used in the "Game & Watch,"the "Fami-Con," and the "Game Boy." In 1996, he left Nintendo and established his own company and came up with a mobile gaming device called the "Wonder Swan" and also an original game called "Gunpey."In October of 1997, he passed away in a car accident.

At the Game Developer's Conference in the United States in March of 2003, he was [posthumously] awarded a "Lifetime Achievement Award" honoring his achievements and contributions to the gaming industry.

About Q Entertainment, Inc.

Formed in 2003, Tokyo-based Q ENTERTAINMENT, Inc. creates, produces, and consults in digital entertainment content across multiple game consoles, PC broadband and mobile units. It is best known for their critically acclaimed music and luminary action puzzle game series "Lumines," which was released worldwide in 2004/2005 for the PSP ® (PlayStation ® Portable) system and has now developed into mobile ("Lumines Mobile"), Xbox Live Arcade ("Lumines Live!") and PlayStation ® 2 computer entertainment system ("Lumines Plus") platforms. Q ENTERTAINMENT's impressive line-up also includes the action puzzle title "Meteos" for the Nintendo DS and fantasy action title "Ninety-Nine Nights" for the Xbox 360.

Founded by principal game creator and Chief Creative Officer Tetsuya Mizuguchi ("Sega Rally" franchise, "Space Channel 5," and "Rez") and industry veteran and Chief Executive Officer Shuji Utsumi (Sony Computer Entertainment America, Sega, Disney), Q ENTERTAINMENT is comprised of experienced 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 is always on the "Quest for the future entertainment," anticipating the trends and changes in times to come and brings new value to the game industry with fresh new content. More information can be found on the Internet at (Japanese only).

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 TM , Digimon ® , Ridge Racer ® , Time Crisis ® and ACECOMBAT ® . For more information about NAMCO BANDAI Games America Inc. and its products log onto

Press Release ® 2006 NAMCO BANDAI Games America Inc.

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Rannie Yoo

Kohnke Communications



Robert Cogburn

NAMCO BANDAI Games America Inc.


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