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namco bandai games launches CULDCEPT™ SAGA demo on XBOX LIVE® in north america

Demo for Unique Trading Card and Board Game Hybrid Hits Xbox LIVE with Single and Multiplayer Modes

SANTA CLARA, Calif., (December 5, 2007) - NAMCO BANDAI Games America announced today that a free Culdcept SAGA demo is now available for download on Xbox LIVE® Marketplace for the Xbox 360® video game and entertainment system from Microsoft. Culdcept SAGA combines the luck and strategy of a board game with the depth of a trading card game to create a unique fusion of traditional turn-based play. The Xbox LIVE demo allows players to experience both the single and multiplayer portions of the game with two different gameplay modes.

In Culdcept SAGA, players move around a game board and attempt to claim ownership of land squares while battling enemy monsters. Players can customize their own unique decks, choosing from nearly 500 hand-illustrated cards with fearsome monsters, powerful spells and useful equipment. New cards can be unlocked by playing through the game's single player and multiplayer modes, and players can also venture online with custom decks to participate in strategic clashes for up to four players on Xbox LIVE.

The newly released demo includes both single and multiplayer modes in which players can learn the rules of the game using several pre-made decks. The multiplayer portion of the demo allows up to four players to compete against one another on a single system, matching tactics and upgrading their minions in an addictive battle for territory.

Culdcept SAGA will launch for the Xbox 360 on February 5, 2008 for a suggested retail price of $39.99. For more information, please visit: www.namcobandaigames.com.

About NAMCO BANDAI Games America Inc.

NAMCO BANDAI Games America Inc., is a leading interactive entertainment software publisher and developer based in Santa Clara, CA. The company is a part of the NAMCO BANDAI group of companies known for creating and publishing many of the industry's top video game franchises including the PAC-MAN®, SOULCALIBUR®, Naruto and Tekken® brands. For more information about NAMCO BANDAI Games America Inc., and our products log onto www.namcobandaigames.com.

Press Release ® 2007 NAMCO BANDAI Games America Inc.

Culdcept SAGA & ® 2006-2008 OmiyaSoft (JAMSWORKS). Program ® 2008 NAMCO BANDAI Games Inc.

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Kit Ellis

NAMCO BANDAI Games America




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