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National Geographic: Panda

Pet sim to include a "Secrets of the Wild Panda" bonus DVD.

SANTA CLARA, Calif., (September 30, 2008) – Leading video games publisher and developer, NAMCO BANDAI Games America Inc. announced today that a bonus DVD, Secrets of the Wild Panda, will be packed in copies of their upcoming Nintendo DS™ pet-simulation game National Geographic Panda. Secrets of the Wild Panda is an hour long special that follows a group of researchers as they study a mother panda and her newborn baby. National Geographic Panda gives adoptive panda parents a unique opportunity to interact and learn about these majestic animals when it is released this November.

“National Geographic Panda delivers on the promise to provide engaging and informative content for which National Geographic is known for,” said Todd Thorson, director of marketing and public relations for NAMCO BANDAI Games America Inc. “Secrets of the Wild Panda and in-game National Geographic articles give National Geographic Panda a substantial added value on top of an already terrific game.”

More about National Geographic Panda:

Step into Panda Park and immerse yourself in raising cuddly panda cubs. Use the touch screen to wake up sleepy pandas in the morning, hand them their favorite food, or help them with tricky somersaults. Players can enter the Panda House to find over 20 authentic National Geographic articles about pandas, with new articles unlocked each day the game is played. Players are also given an allowance every morning to spend or save as they see fit. Buy food, toys, clothes or a good bath for your pandas. Raise your panda well and more will wander into Panda Park wanting to join in on the fun!

More about Secrets of the Wild Panda:

Shot in the remote Qi Ling mountains of China, Secrets of the Wild Panda follows a team of scientists as they observe and track a mother panda and her newborn baby, Xi Wang, for a full year. In a time where wild panda habitats are vanishing at an astonishing rate, the team must learn all they can from this rarely seen occurrence.

National Geographic Panda will be available for Nintendo DS this November with a MSRP of $29.99. For more information about National Geographic Panda, please visit


About NAMCO BANDAI Games America Inc.

NAMCO BANDAI Games America Inc. is a leading interactive entertainment software publisher and developer based in Santa Clara, CA. The company is a part of the NAMCO BANDAI group of companies known for creating and publishing many of the industry's top video game franchises including the PAC-MAN®, SOULCALIBUR®, Naruto™ and Tekken® brands. For more information about NAMCO BANDAI Games America Inc., and our products log onto

About National Geographic Ventures

National Geographic Ventures (NGV) is a wholly owned, taxable subsidiary of the National Geographic Society, one of the largest nonprofit scientific and educational organizations in the world. Founded in 1888 to “increase and diffuse geographic knowledge,” the National Geographic Society works to inspire people to care about the planet. NGV includes National Geographic Television documentary production and distribution, National Geographic Television International, National Geographic Digital Media including and Digital Motion (formerly the Film Library), as well as National Geographic Maps. NGV creates and distributes content across multi-platforms and media, providing outlets for the hundreds of scientific and expedition-based grants awarded each year. For more information, go to

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© 2008 NAMCO BANDAI Games Inc. Copyright © 2008 National Geographic Society. All rights reserved.

Press Release © 2008 NAMCO BANDAI Games America Inc.


Nick O’Leary

Namco Bandai Games America

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Julia Layman

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Ellen Stanley

National Geographic

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