SANTA CLARA, Calif., (October 16, 2006) - Prepare for take off! Leading video games publisher and developer NAMCO BANDAI Games America Inc. today announced that Snoopy vs. The Red Baron has gone gold and is scheduled to ship on October 24 for the PlayStation®2 computer entertainment system, PC and the PSP® (PlayStation®Portable) system.
Snoopy vs. The Red Baron takes fun and adventure to new heights. Set in a world only he could dream up, Snoopy once again imagines himself as the virtuoso flying ace on a gallant quest to defend the skies from the evil Red Baron. Soaring through the clouds in Snoopy's World War I bi-plane, the Sopwith Camel, players find themselves engaged in sky-high dogfights, no-holds-barred air races and daring missions behind enemy lines!
"Bringing the popular comic strip to life, Snoopy vs. The Red Baron delivers the Peanuts universe to fans and gamers alike," said John Whitmore, Director of Internal and External Development at NAMCO BANDAI Games America Inc. "The timeless classic features appearances from 12 beloved characters, a variety of comical weapons and gadgets, and heart-pounding action. Snoopy vs. The Red Baron is sure to be an enjoyable experience that players of all ages can share."
Guide Snoopy as he battles side-by-side with his closest friend and confidant Woodstock, as well as the other Peanuts characters, and powers up on as much root beer as he can lay his paws on. Fly your way through six vividly rendered worlds and battle in over 20 missions collecting clues in an attempt to foil the plans of the villainous Red Baron!
Fun Fact: Snoopy made his first on-air appearance as the World War I flying ace piloting his Sopwith Camel in search of the Red Baron in the featured television film,
It's The Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown in 1966. This year marks the annual specials' 40th anniversary.
Rated 'E 10+' for everyone ages 10 and up by the entertainment software ratings board (ESRB), Snoopy vs. The Red Baron lands on store shelves on October 24 for a suggested retail price of $29.99.
For more information on Snoopy vs. The Red Baron, please visit http://www.namcobandaigames.com/
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 file://www.namcobandaigames.com/.
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