SANTA CLARA, Calif., (September 20, 2006) - Leading video game publisher and developer NAMCO BANDAI Games America Inc. announced today that Zatch Bell! TM Mamodo Fury TM for the PlayStation ® 2 computer entertainment system has shipped to retail stores across North America.
Developed by Mechanic Arms, Zatch Bell! Mamodo Fury is rated "T" for Teen by the ESRB and carries a suggest MSRP of $39.99.
Based on the hit animated series shown on Cartoon Network, join Zatch and Kiyo along with several Mamodo teams as they vie for the title of the Mamodo King. Zatchbell! Mamodo Fury gives players three game modes of furious competition and thrilling multiplayer battles. Powered by a special bond with their mamodos, Zatch and his friends are able to unleash devastating special attacks upon their foes.
"Zatch Bell! Mamodo Fury offers fans gameplay creating an authentic experience true to the popular animated series," said Naruo Uchida, NAMCO BANDAI Games America Inc.'s Vice President of Localization. "With tons of mamodo teams to choose from, players will become fully immersed in exciting battles and great looking action."
In Zatch Bell! Mamodo Fury, players can engage in multiplayer mayhem with up to three of their friends as they take full control of both the mamodos and their human partners. Explore environments taken straight from the TV show and discover the many unlockable features hidden within the world. Players can delve into the hectic struggle for top Mamodo in multiple modes of gameplay including an engaging story mode, arcade mode, and versus mode. With original voice acting from the cast of the U.S. animated series, Zatch Bell! Mamodo Fury will set players on the exhilarating quest to capture the throne.
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 www.namcobandaigames.com.
Press Release ® 2006 NAMCO BANDAI Games America Inc.