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Namco Announces "Atomic Betty(TM)"

Cartoon Hero Saves the Galaxy with Help from Her Friends on the Game Boy(R) Advance

Santa Clara, Ca., (April, 27, 2005) - Global video games publisher, Namco Hometek Inc. today announced "Atomic BettyTM" for the Game Boy® Advance. A mission-based game with puzzle solving elements, "Atomic Betty" features a three character control scheme that allows players to enjoy all of their favorite characters at once, utilizing their individual skills to save the universe. Developed by Breakthrough New Media/Big Blue Bubble, "Atomic Betty" is scheduled for release in August 2005 with an anticipated "E" rating.

Betty has a lot more to handle than most little girls. To her friends and family, she is your average, girl-next-door, but when the galaxy beckons, she becomes Atomic Betty, Galactic Guardian and Defender of the Cosmos. With the help of her trusty sidekicks, Sparky and X-5, Betty must save the galaxy from the evil Maximus I.Q., while at the same time saving her reputation on Earth from the scheming of her archrival, Penelope. "Atomic Betty's" five playable characters, rocket ship travel, selectable gadgets and weapons, and fast-paced story bring the cartoon hit to life.

"'Atomic Betty' rockets kids into the action-packed world from the hit cartoon series and lets them be the hero," said Jeff Lujan, Business Director, Namco Hometek. "Young players will be able to experience a new style of game play with 'Atomic Betty's' easy-to-use three character control scheme. Playing as a team adds strategic depth to the game that kids will love, and allows fans to take control of all their favorite characters."

About Namco Hometek Inc.

Namco Hometek Inc. is the U.S. consumer division of Namco Limited, a Tokyo-based world leader in the high-tech entertainment industry. Based in Santa Clara, CA, Namco Hometek Inc. is an award-winning video games publisher for next generation game consoles. Namco has created some of the industry's greatest video game franchises: "Tekken®" "SOULCALIBUR®," "Dead to Rights®," "Pac-Man WorldTM," "Ridge Racer®," "Time Crisis®" and "ACECOMBATTM." For more information about Namco and its products log onto

"TEKKEN®," "SOULCALIBUR®," "PAC-MAN WORLDTM," "Ridge Racer®," "Time Crisis®" and "ACECOMBATTM" are trademarks or registered trademarks of Namco Limited in the United States and/or other countries.

"Dead to RightsTM" is a trademark or registered trademark of Namco Hometek Inc. in the United States and/or other countries.

TM, ® and Game Boy Advance are trademarks of Nintendo. (C) 2001 Nintendo.

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