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Namco's Official We Love Katamari Website Rolls Into Town

Site Launches with Downloadable Desktop Buddies and a Chance to Speak with the King of All Cosmos

SANTA CLARA, Calif., (September 8, 2005) - Leading video games developer and publisher Namco Hometek Inc. today launched the official Web site for "We Love KatamariTM," the sequel to last year's acclaimed clump-rolling adventure, "Katamari DamacyTM." The official "We Love Katamari" Web site rolls to planet Earth with game information, images, fun downloads and fan contests. Developed exclusively for the PlayStation®2 computer entertainment system, "We Love Katamari" is scheduled for release on September 20th. Visit http://katamari.namco.com to check out the cosmic craziness!

The official "We Love Katamari" Web site will give fans a sneak peek at the upcoming game by offering new screens, a trailer and updated information. Visitors can download wallpapers (including a selection of U.S. exclusives) as well as a desktop buddy - the loveable, pint-sized Prince - who will roll a katamari around a computer screen. As the game's launch approaches, the site will offer special items for the Prince to wear and guest desktop buddy skins of the Prince's cousins.

Fans will be able to submit pictures of their favorite katamari-themed creations - including costumes, artwork, etc. - for all site visitors to see and enjoy. On a regular basis, the images will be judged by the franchise's creator, Keita Takahashi, and prizes will be awarded to these selected fans. The King of All Cosmos himself will even provide commentary on some of the submissions - but fans beware: even though his words are filled with love, he can be a demanding monarch!

For more information about "We Love Katamari," please visit http://katamari.namco.com.

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 www.namco.com.

TEKKEN®, SOULCALIBUR®, PAC-MAN WORLDTM, PAC-MAN®, 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.

We Love KatamariTM&® 2003 2005 Namco Ltd., All Rights Reserved.


"PlayStation" and the "PS" Family logo are registered trademarks of Sony Computer Entertainment Inc.


Kit Ellis

Kohnke Communications




Kristin Calcagno

Namco Hometek Inc.



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