Chertsey, UK , 24th October 05 -Electronic Arts (NASDAQ: ERTS), the world's leading interactive entertainment software company today announced plans to co-publish with Namco Ltd - Namco Museum 50th AnniversaryTM on the PlayStation®2 computer entertainment system, the Xbox® video game system from Microsoft, NINTENDO GAMECUBETM, Game Boy AdvanceTM and PC.
In honour of the company's 50th anniversary, Namco Museum 50th Anniversary introduces 14 exciting, classic games from the 70s and 80s to a new generation of gamers.
"Namco Museum 50th Anniversary brings countless hours of great entertainment to gamers of all ages with games such as Pac-Man, Galaga and Pole Position." said Hideo Yanagihara, director, Namco Ltd in the UK.
The single largest compilation of Namco Arcade Classics ever, Namco Museum 50th Anniversary Arcade Collection allows players to explore a virtual arcade hall where each of the game's classic titles will be standing in its original arcade form...except this time no quarters are required! Players will also be able to post high scores to the Xbox Live® Leader boards (for the Xbox® version only).
Classic Arcade Games Included:
Originally released in 1980 - Play the most popular arcade game of all time! Navigate the yellow fellow through the original Pac-Man maze, avoid ghosts while chomping pellets and fruit, and use power pellets to turn the ghosts blue and get some payback!
Originally released in 1981 - Starring Pac-Man's female counterpart; explore, collect, and chomp your way through four different mazes and eat new fruits.
Originally released in 1981 - Pilot a space ship, fend off frantic swarms of bee-like aliens, try your luck with "Challenging Stages," and find the best way to deal with enemies' powerful tractor beams!
Originally released in 1979 - A precursor to Galaga, destroy flying aliens as they move in formation to attack you.
Originally released in 1982 - Equipped with only a shovel and a pump, tunnel your way underground and use the pump to blow up attacking enemies.
Originally released in 1982 - A milestone in racing games, players drive fast to beat the timer, and avoid cars and hazards or risk exploding.
Pole Position II
Originally released in 1983 - Sequel to Pole Position, this title introduced four new race tracks - Fuji, Test, Suzuka, and Seaside.
Originally released in 1987 - In this horizontal scrolling shooter, play as a secret agent codename "Albatross," rescue female agent Lelia Blitz and defeat the criminal organization called Geldra.
Originally Released in 1980 - Players drive around a maze while avoiding chasing cars, laying smoke screens, and collecting flags.
Originally released in 1981 - Pilot a space ship, survive enemy fighters and destroy enemy space stations, while avoiding asteroids and other obstacles.
Originally released in 1987 - Control a powerful dragon through the air, harness spells, drop bombs and breath fire at enemies.
Originally released in 1985 - Controlling a bi-plane, avoid enemy planes using evasive loops, drop bombs, and machine gun down other planes.
Originally released in 1982 - Use a heavily armed fighter plane to destroy enemies and targets in the air and on the ground.
Originally released in 1983 - Control Mappy, a police mouse. Bounce on trampolines and open and close doors to dodge chasing cats, all in an attempt to collect valuable items from a cat's house.
Note: Game Boy Advance version includes Pac-Man, Ms. Pac-Man, Galaga, Dig Dug and Rally-X games.
About Namco Limited
Namco Limited (TSE:9752) is a Tokyo-based world leader in the high-tech entertainment industry. Committed to providing the ultimate entertainment experience, Namco uses cutting-edge technology and advanced electronics to take their theme parks, arcades, and home video games far beyond traditional entertainment. With games such as TekkenTM, SoulcaliburTM, Time CrisisTM and Ridge RacerTM, Namco has become a successful developer and publisher, esteemed throughout the world for the games of excellent quality it has produced.
TekkenTM, SoulcaliburTM, Time CrisisTM and Ridge RacerTM are registered trademarks of Namco Limited. Namco is a registered trademark of Namco Ltd. All rights reserved.
About Electronic Arts
Electronic Arts (EA), headquartered in Redwood City, California, is the world's leading interactive entertainment software company. Founded in 1982, the company develops, publishes, and distributes interactive software worldwide for videogame systems, personal computers and the Internet. Electronic Arts markets its products under four brand names: EA SPORTSTM, EATM, EA SPORTS BIGTM and POGOTM. In fiscal 2005, EA posted revenues of $3.1 billion and had 31 titles that sold more than one million copies. EA's homepage and online game site is www.electronicarts.co.uk. More information about EA's products and full text of press releases can be found on the Internet at www.electronicarts.co.uk/press
NAMCOMUSEUMTM & ® 2001 2005 NAMCO LTD., ALL RIGHTS RESERVED. Pac-Man® & ® 1980 2005 NAMCO LTD., ALL RIGHTS RESERVED. Ms. Pac-Man® & ® 1980 1982 2005 NAMCO LTD., ALL RIGHTS RESERVED. Galaga® & ® 1981 2005 NAMCO LTD., ALL RIGHTS RESERVED. Galaxian® & ® 1979 2005 NAMCO LTD., ALL RIGHTS RESERVED. Dig-Dug® & ® 1982 2005 NAMCO LTD., ALL RIGHTS RESERVED. Pole Position® & 1982 2005 NAMCO LTD., ALL RIGHTS RESERVED. Rolling ThunderTM & 1987 2005 NAMCO LTD., ALL RIGHTS RESERVED. Rally X® & ® 1980 2005 NAMCO LTD., ALL RIGHTS RESERVED. BosconianTM & ®1981 2005 NAMCO LTD., ALL RIGHTS RESERVED. Dragon SpiritTM & ® 1987 2005 NAMCO LTD., ALL RIGHTS RESERVED. Sky Kid® & ® 1985 2005 NAMCO LTD., ALL RIGHTS RESERVED. Xevious® & ® 1982 2005 NAMCO LTD., ALL RIGHTS RESERVED. Mappy® & ® 1983 2005 NAMCO LTD., ALL RIGHTS RESERVED. MANUFACTURED PURSUANT TO LICENSE WITH NAMCO HOLDING CORP.
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