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Namco Museum™ Battle Collection - The games that shaped a generation

For Immediate Release

- 20 Arcade Classics on one PSPTM UMD

- 16 old school favourites including Pac-Man, Galaga, New Rally-X and Dig Dug

- 4 new specially arranged versions exclusive to PSP

- Vs, Co-op, GameShare & wireless multiplayer modes for gaming with your mates

Sony Computer Entertainment Europe (SCEE) is pleased to announce the November release of Namco Museum Battle Collection exclusive to the PSPTM. Developed by Namco, this collection is a real bonanza for all arcade lovers. From arguably the most famous game icon in the world, Pac-Man, to gamers' favourite Galaga, there are a whole host of other true arcade legends in between. This is a true gaming classic, offering brilliant value and great fun.

In Namco Museum Battle Collection, Namco brings together a classic collection of its greatest arcade titles as they debut for the ultimate gaming-on-the-go device, the PSP. As well as including 16 of the original arcade titles, Namco Museum Battle Collection also includes 4 brand new updated versions of Pac-Man, Galaga, New Rally-X and Dig Dug.

Bringing together these classic 1980s titles, and taking full advantage of the PSP's wireless connectivity, Namco Museum Battle Collection allows gamers to battle it out in a number of different gaming scenarios, from rally driving to space age alien blasting. Gamers are given plenty of opportunity to see who earns the bragging rights in the ultimate arcade compilation. Namco Museum Battle Collection also takes advantage of the exciting new GameShare technology that the PSP boasts, allowing gamers to send levels from Namco Museum Battle Collection games to other PSPs, for friends to compete on and try out.

Despite the title, games like this don't deserve to be in a gaming museum (what's the fun in looking but not touching?), they've been let out of their (arcade)-cabinets and ready to play on the PSP. This is a must have game title for all gaming aficionados.

Key game stats:

- Genre: Arcade

- Developer: Namco

- Players: 1-4 multiplayer

- Platform: PSP handheld entertainment system

- Game titles include: Pac-Man, Galaga, Galaxian, Rally-X, New Rally-X, Dig Dug, Xevious, Bosconian, Rolling Thunder, Mappy, Tower of Druaga, Dragon Buster, Grobda, Motos, Dig Dug 2 and King & Balloon

- 4 exclusive new arrangements for Pac-Man, Galaga, New Rally X and Dig-Dug

- Wireless multiplayer matches

- Co-op mode

- Game sharing

So if you fancy going back to a time of misspent youth without the need for a pocket full of change Namco Museum Battle Collection is the title for you. Perfect for bite-sized gaming, between bus stops or waiting for a train, through to when you have hours to kill and you need a good variety of games without having to take all of your UMDs out with you. These titles helped shape the first generation of gamers, so don't miss this opportunity to re-live the 1980s part of PSP's new gaming revolution!

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For further information please contact:

Jennie Kong (jennie_kong@scee.net)

PR Manager

Tel: 020 7911 8176 Fax: 020 7734 4926

Sony Computer Entertainment UK Ltd

Notes to Editors

Sony Computer Entertainment Europe Ltd.

About PSPTM(PlayStation® Portable)

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About Sony Computer Entertainment Europe Ltd.

Sony Computer Entertainment Europe (SCEE), based in London, is responsible for the distribution, marketing and sales of PS one®, PlayStation®2 and PlayStation® Portable software and hardware in 104 territories across Europe, the Middle East, Africa and Oceania. SCEE also develops, publishes, markets and distributes games software for the three formats, and manages the third party licensing programs for these platforms in the PAL territories. At the end of June 2005, over 40 million PlayStation® units had been shipped across these PAL territories, over 102 million worldwide. Between its European debut on 24 November 2000 and 20th July 2005, over 33 million PlayStation®2 units have been shipped across the PAL territories, over 91 million world-wide, making it one of the most successful consumer electronic products in history. Between the launch of the PSP in Japan in December 2005 and 21 July 2005, over 5 million PSPs have been shipped worldwide.

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Namco Limited

Namco, with headquarters in Japan was established in 1955 and has consistently provided a high level of expertise in the entertainment industry. With games such as TekkenTM, Ridge RacerTM, TimecrisisTM and AcecombatTM, Namco has become a successful developer and publisher, esteemed throughout the world for the games of excellent quality it has produced.

TekkenTM, Ridge RacerTM, TimecrisisTM and AcecombatTM are trademarks or registered trademarks of Namco Limited. Namco is a registered trademark of Namco Ltd. All rights reserved.

Namco MuseumTM Battle Collection & ® 2005 Namco Ltd. All rights reserved.

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