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First Time Motorcycle Racing Series Will Be Made Available For The PSP® (PlayStation®Portable) System


SANTA CLARA, Calif., (September 14, 2006) - Leading video games publisher and developer NAMCO BANDAI Games America Inc. announced today that the latest installment in the most realistic and action-packed motorcycle racing series, MotoGP, has gone gold and is scheduled to ship on September 26, 2006 for the PSP® (PlayStation®Portable) system.

The game boasts thrilling new features including the new 2005 roster, unlockable rewards, and a wireless multiplayer mode that allows up to eight players to race against each other for the ultimate racing experience on two wheels.

"Featuring licensed motorcycles, official tracks and riders make MotoGP the ultimate motorcycle racing game for the PSP," said Yoshi Niki, Product Group Director at NAMCO BANDAI Games America Inc. "With a selection of new modes, a roster of famous riders and a variety of unlockable rewards, MotoGP allows fans of the series to immerse themselves into the most authentic Grand Prix racing experience yet."

MotoGP includes famous riders such as Valentino Rossi, Marco Melandri, Nicky Hayden, Troy Bayliss, Carlos Checa, Alex Barros and Shinya Nakano. In addition, players will face new challenges in this portable installment in order to unlock cool rewards such as one-on-one mode, hidden riders, MotoGP movies, and more!

For more information on MotoGP for the PSP® system, please visit

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, 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.

MotoGP ® 1998-2006 NAMCO BANDAI Games Inc. Licensed by Dorna Sports. MotoGP and related logos, characters, names and distinctive likeness thereof are the exclusive property of DORNA and used under license.

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Melody Ann Pfeiffer

NAMCO BANDAI Games America Inc.

(408) 235-2136

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