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Ridge Racer 2™: Drifting onto your PSP

Pure racing, pure speed, pure arcade; Nearly three times as much play as its predecessor; Brand new features to be announced

Press information For immediate release London, 4th July 2006 - Following the massive success of Ridge Racer on PlayStation®Portable [PSP], Sony Computer Entertainment Europe is pleased to announce the upcoming release of Ridge RacerTM 2 on PSP. With more than thirteen years experience of developing world class racing games, Namco Bandai Games brings you Ridge Racer 2 delivering all the thrills of pure arcade racing in one ultimate portable package. Perfectly suited to PSP, Ridge Racer 2 is easy to pick up and play, keeping the high speed drifting fun in the palm of your hand and letting you take this supreme racing experience with you wherever you go. Ridge Racer 2 offers nearly three times as much play time as its predecessor. Featuring new cars, new racing modes, more courses than ever before along with a brand new opening movie and some great new features to be announced soon - watch out for Ridge Racer 2 drifting onto your PSP very soon. Visit our website: www.yourpsp.com 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 Developer: Namco Bandai Games Genre: Racing No. of Players: 1-8 Players (2-8 via WiFi) Platform: PSP® Accessories: Memory Stick Duo, Memory Stick PRO Duo Release Date: Q4 2006 - Ends - About PSP (PlayStation®Portable) PSP (PlayStation®Portable) is a new handheld entertainment system that allows users to enjoy 3D games, with high-quality full-motion video, and high-fidelity stereo audio. With graphics rendering capability comparable to that of PlayStation®2, PSP features a 4.3 inch widescreen, high-resolution TFT display. The PSP system's storage medium - UMD (Universal Media Disc) - is a compact yet high-capacity (1.8GB) optical disc. With a wide range of accessories and connectivity options, including Memory Stick Duo, USB 2.0, IR port and Wireless (WLAN) functionality, PSP is the new entertainment platform from Sony Computer Entertainment. About Sony Computer Entertainment Europe Ltd. Sony Computer Entertainment Europe (SCEE), based in London, is responsible for the distribution, marketing and sales of PlayStation®2 and PSP (PlayStation®Portable) software and hardware in 104 territories across Europe, the Middle East, Africa and Oceania. SCEE also develops, publishes, markets and distributes entertainment software for these formats, and manages the third party licensing programs for the platforms in these territories. Between its European debut on 24th November 2000 and the end of March 2006, over 38 million PlayStation®2 consoles have been shipped across the SCEE territories, over 103 million worldwide, making it one of the most successful consumer electronic products in history. Between its European debut on 1st September 2005 and the end of March 2006, over 5 million PSP systems have been shipped across the SCEE territories, with over 17 million shipped worldwide since its Japanese launch in December 2004. More information about PlayStation products can be found at www.playstation.com and www.yourpsp.com or visit the Virtual Press Office at www.scee.presscentre.com PlayStation and the PlayStation logo are registered trademarks of Sony Computer Entertainment Inc. PSP and UMD (Universal Media Disc) are trademarks of Sony Computer Entertainment Inc. All other trademarks are property of their respective owners. Namco Bandai Games Inc. NAMCO BANDAI Games Inc. is an interactive entertainment software publisher and developer with head offices in Tokyo, Japan. On March 31, 2006, Bandai Co., Ltd. and NAMCO LIMITED implemented a management integration to form NAMCO BANDAI Games Inc. This step was taken to compete more effectively on the global stage in the fast-changing entertainment industry and to deliver further growth. The resulting NAMCO BANDAI Group is a global entertainment group involved in business fields ranging from toys, amusement facilities, video game software and visual software, to apparel, sundries and network content. As previous separate entities (Namco Ltd. and Bandai Co., Ltd.) the companies were each known for creating some of the industry's top video game franchises including: Tamagotchi®, TEKKEN, SOULCALIBUR, Pac-Man, Digimon®, RIDGE RACER, Time Crisis and ACE COMBAT. RIDGE RACER2 & ® 2004 2006 NAMCO BANDAI Games Inc. RALLY-C ®1980-2006 NAMCO BANDAI Games Inc.
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