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OFFICIAL "SOULCALIBUR(R) III" WEB SITE GOES LIVE

Online Destination for Leading Fighting Franchise Features Overview of New Features, Character Profiles, Hidden Content

SANTA CLARA, Calif., (August 26, 2005) - Leading video games developer and publisher Namco Hometek Inc. today that the official Web site for "SOULCALIBUR® III" has gone live at http://soulcalibur3.namco.com. As the official destination for the game on the Internet, the site provides a detailed overview of the new features included in "SOULCALIBUR III," in-depth profiles and video clips of the characters in the game and even hidden content for visitors to discover and unlock. A detailed look at the game's Character Creation mode will teach visitors the first steps in creating their own formidable warrior, while an introduction to the new Chronicles of the Sword mode will prepare fans for this new real-time strategy game. "SOULCALIBUR III" will be available exclusively for the PlayStation® 2 computer entertainment system on October 25.

"SOULCALIBUR III" continues the classic tale of souls and swords with three all-new characters and an unprecedented amount of new content for players to experience. New characters Tira, Setsuka and Zasalamel each bring their own new fighting styles, weapons and storylines to the existing lineup of more than 18 playable characters while a detailed Character Creation mode lets players customize their own warrior from a nearly limitless number of fighting disciplines, weapons and accessories. A host of all-new play modes are available for players to experience alone, including the real-time strategy hybrid of Chronicles of the Sword mode, while a number of VS. battles are available for endless competitive multiplayer fighting.

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.

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Contacts for Namco Hometek Inc.:

Kit Ellis

Kohnke Communications

415-777-4000

kit@kohnkecomm.com

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Kristin Calcagno

Namco Hometek Inc.

408-235-2132

kcalcagno@namco.com

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