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NAMCO BANDAI Announces "The Legend of Heroes(TM) II" For PSP(TM) System

New Role-Playing Game Legend Foretold for Summer 2006


SANTA CLARA, Calif., (April 20, 2006) - Leading video games publisher and developer NAMCO BANDAI Games America Inc. announced today that "The Legend of HeroesTM II: Prophecy of the Moonlight WitchTM" for the PSPTM (PlayStation®Portable) system is slated for release in summer 2006. This role-playing title featuring meticulously detailed characters and an epic coming-of-age story introduces two courageous young heroes who must save a magical world in peril. With the return of the "pet system" and stunning environments in the original The Legend of Heroes: A Tear of Vermillion, "The Legend of Heroes II: Prophecy of the Moonlight Witch" offers easy-pick-up-and-play game mechanics and improved enemies that gauge the player's strength before attacking.

"The Legend of Heroes II: Prophecy of the Moonlight Witch" opens with childhood friends Jurio and Chris as they embark on a pilgrimage to five shrines surrounding their village. During their journey, they learn of the dangers of the Raual Wave that threatens to destroy everything in its path. Can Jurio and Chris, with the help of their friends, stop the Raual Wave emanating from Queen Isabella's castle? Will they discover the identity of the mysterious "Moonlight Witch" who predicted it all? Players can join in the adventure with this elegant turn-based role-playing title developed by the legendary Nihon Falcom.

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® WorldTM, 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

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Robert Cogburn
NAMCO BANDAI Games America Inc.

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