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Exciting RPG Based on the Popular TV Series Starts a new Portable Adventure

SANTA CLARA, Calif., (November 9, 2006) - Leading video games publisher and developer NAMCO BANDAI Games America Inc. announced today that Inuyasha TM : Secret of the Divine Jewel TM , an exciting RPG for the Nintendo®DS, is now in development. Featuring an all-new original storyline, Inuyasha: Secret of the Divine Jewel promises original characters created exclusively for the game and an intuitive battle system based on action from the popular animated series.

"We are very excited to have an opportunity to add something all our own to the already amazing world of Inuyasha," said Naruo Uchida, NAMCO BANDAI Games America Inc.'s Senior Vice President. "Having an established property to work on, while

adding our own special creative vision, is truly a wonderful experience."

Rumiko Takahashi's popular animated TV and comic series Inuyasha comes to life in this brand new adventure for the Nintendo DS. Players will experience the intriguing origins and exciting stories of all-new characters as they join beloved well-known Inuyasha characters in the struggle to unlock the mystery of the Divine Jewel. Utilizing and uniting familiar faces like Inuyasha, Kagome, Miroku, Sango and Shippo, players will battle hordes of monstrous demons in this epic RPG. With an

intuitive command-based control scheme and the new Cover Fellow System (CFS), players will get Inuyasha and his friends to work together in ways never before seen. The chance to learn the secret of the Divine Jewel arrives in 2007 with Inuyasha: Secret of the Divine Jewel.

More information about Inuyasha: Secret of the Divine Jewel is available at

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

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NAMCO BANDAI Games America Inc.


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