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London, UK - October 19, 2007 - NAMCO BANDAI Networks Europe Ltd today announced the European publishing deal of the wildly popular ZOO KEEPER puzzler for mobile phones, available from November 2007.
Developed by ROBOT and based on the successful animal catching game for Nintendo DS, the mobile phone version is true to the original whilst offering a one-thumb control scheme adapted especially for mobile phones. ZOO KEEPER for mobile is an easy-to-learn, easy-to-play and challenging puzzle game.
"ZOO KEEPER is perfectly suited for mobile phones, its simple-yet-addictive game-play and rich design elements will appeal to both young and old alike" says Masaji Okubo, Managing Director of NAMCO BANDAI Networks Europe.
"We are pleased to have ZOO KEEPER released under the NAMCO BANDAI brand in Europe" says Masanori Kusakabe, Department Manager, Interactive Contents Department of ROBOT COMMUNICATION INC.. "This title reaches out to a wide audience and NAMCO BANDAI is a clear fit to maximize the game's potential", he adds.
The internet flash edition of ZOO KEEPER has already climbed the high tree trunk of 10 Million online plays; additionally the Nintendo DS version has similarly reached out to many new gamers as a European launch title with the Nintendo DS handheld. Both versions have catapulted this puzzle game to the charts in many territories across the globe.
"With its previous success, ZOO KEEPER is already enjoying worldwide popularity and we are delighted to build on its achievement by bringing this colourful and entertaining title to the mass audience of mobile gamers" adds Mr. Okubo.
ZOO KEEPER's puzzles furthermore promote the reaction speed and hand-eye coordination of players; a fun way to practice the skills also needed in the wilderness.
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NAMCO BANDAI Networks Europe Ltd. is one of the companies comprising the newly formed BANDAI NAMCO Group, headquartered in Tokyo, Japan. On 29th September, 2005, BANDAI Co., Ltd and NAMCO LIMITED implemented a management integration to compete more effectively on the global stage in the fast-changing entertainment industry and deliver future growth. The resulting BANDAI NAMCO Group is a global entertainment operation involved in business fields ranging from toys, video game software and visual software to amusement machines & facilities and network content.
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About ROBOT ( www.robot.co.jp)
ROBOT COMMUNICATION INC. is a creative communication company producing advertising and entertainment content across a broad range of media. Their offering covers TV and feature films, mobile gaming and web sites. Whether producing one of its feature films -- consistently ranked in Japan's Top Ten -- or creating a cutting-edge advertising campaign for one of Japan's prestigious corporate brands, ROBOT excels by integrating the diverse production skills of its team members. Nurturing each individual's creativity, the company seeks to challenge the existing modes of communication and spread a message of hope and courage throughout the world.
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