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"PAC’N ROLL(TM)" SPINS INTO RETAIL STORES

New Pellet Eating Gameplay Arrives on Nintendo DS(TM) with Innovative Touch Control Scheme

SANTA CLARA, Calif., (August 23, 2005) - Leading video games developer and publisher Namco Hometek Inc. announced today that "PAC'N ROLLTM" has shipped to North American retail outlets. "PAC'N ROLL" combines the pellet-chomping action and Ghost-busting madness of classic Pac-Man with an innovative touch screen control system. Developed exclusively for the Nintendo DSTM, PAC'N ROLL also includes the original "Pac-Man" for a truly classic arcade game experience.

"'PAC'N ROLL' makes full use of the Nintendo DS's capabilities, while retaining the very essence and qualities of Pac-Man that made him the cultural icon he is today," said Yoshi Niki, Business Unit Director at Namco Hometek Inc. "Now players can experience Pac-Man like never before through an intuitive touch screen control scheme and an original adventure set in a colorful 3D world."

In his latest role, Pac-Man must rescue his friends when Pac-Land is magically transformed into Ghost-Land and all the inhabitants have been turned into spheres by the rock'n rolling Ghost Golvis. With fluid track-ball-like controls using the Nintendo DS touch screen, and a host of ability boosting power-up items, players can roll into action against all the obstacles and Ghosts packed into the stages of multiple worlds. Players can dash, dodge, and turn on a dime as they guide Pac-Man on his pellet collecting journey to save Pac-Land.

"PAC'N ROLL" is rated E for Everyone by the ESRB.

For more information about "PAC'N ROLL," please visit www.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 generationgame consoles. Namco has created some of the industry's greatest video gamefranchises: 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, 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.

PAC'N ROLLTM&® 1980 2004 NAMCO LTD., ALL RIGHTS RESERVED.

TM, ® and Nintendo DS are trademarks of Nintendo. ® 2004 Nintendo.

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