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Namco Hometek Inc. Hires Kohnke Communications To Represent 2005 Game Lineup

Leading Publisher Partners with Agency Specializing in Interactive Entertainment


Santa Clara, CA - (March 3, 2005) - Leading video games developer and publisher Namco Hometek Inc. announced today an agreement with Kohnke Communications LLC, a public relations agency specializing in interactive entertainment. Kohnke will oversee public relations strategies and press outreach for Namco's upcoming 2005 titles on consoles, handheld systems and the PC.

"Kohnke Communications' established expertise and reputation within the games industry made them an easy choice for us," said Mika Kelly, Public Relations Manager of Namco Hometek Inc. "Our outstanding assortment of upcoming games will do well in such capable hands."

"We are excited to be working with Namco, one of the most storied and successful publishers in the industry," said Erica Kohnke Kain, president of Kohnke Communications. "We have a tremendous level of respect for the company and their games, and we look forward to successfully launching their titles throughout 2005."

About Namco Hometek Inc.

Namco Hometek Inc. is the U.S. consumer division of Namco Limited, a Tokyo-based world leader in the high-tech entertainment industry. Based in Santa Clara, CA, Namco Hometek Inc. is an award-winning video games publisher for next generation game consoles. Namco has created some of the industry's greatest video game franchises: Tekken®, SOULCALIBUR®, Dead to Rights®, Pac-Man WorldTM, Ridge Racer®, Time Crisis® and ACECOMBATTM. For more information about Namco and its products log onto

TEKKEN®, SOULCALIBUR®, PAC-MAN WORLDTM, Ridge Racer®, Time Crisis® and ACECOMBATTM are trademarks or registered trademarks of Namco Limited in the United States and/or other countries.

Dead to RightsTM is a trademark or registered trademark of Namco Hometek Inc. in the United States and/or other countries.

About Kohnke Communications LLC

Kohnke Communications is a public relations agency specializing in games. With unparalleled experience and a location in the heart of the games community, the agency's services include crisis consultation, media training seminars, product introductions and event management. In addition, the company offers Game WireTM, a specialized news distribution system. More information about Kohnke Communications is available at


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