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"Ridge Racer(TM) 6" Drifts To Gold

Acclaimed Drift Racing Series Kicks it into High Gear for Xbox 360(TM) with Next-Gen Graphics, Online Competitions

SANTA CLARA, Calif., (November 14, 2005) - Leading video games developer and publisher Namco Hometek Inc. today announced "Ridge RacerTM 6" has gone gold for the Xbox 360TM video game and entertainment system from Microsoft. A true next-generation video game experience, "Ridge Racer 6" lets players race across stunning high-definition locales through an in-depth single player World Xplorer mode and compete online for the first time in the history of the "Ridge Racer" series. "Ridge Racer 6" will be available for the launch of the Xbox 360 this November.

Developed for the Xbox 360, "Ridge Racer 6" takes advantage of the system's power to deliver the most intense and immersive drift racing experience yet, with an unprecedented sense of speed, slick graphics and more than 130 cars that let players enjoy every hairpin drift and high-speed straightaway like never before. Players can compete in the game's World Xplorer mode, entering races to unlock new cars, prizes, and brand new routes. By performing successful high-speed drifts, players will fill up their Nitrous Gauge to unleash a powerful burst of speed to pass opponents and secure victory. "Ridge Racer 6" evolves the nitrous system even further, allowing players to build up their Nitrous Gauge for even more explosive double and triple boosts of speed resulting in more exhilaration and enjoyment in negotiating courses.

For the first time in the history of the series, "Ridge Racer 6" lets players drift online against up to 14 gearheads from around the world on Xbox LiveTM. Players can choose to compete in a number of different online modes including Online Battle Mode or view live online races from the sidelines in Spectator Mode. For ultimate bragging rights, the best times for individual courses achieved in Global Time Attack Mode can be uploaded to Xbox Live, where ghost car data can also be downloaded to provide world class challenges for "Ridge Racer" fans.

"Players looking for a game to showcase the raw power and gaming functionality of their brand new Xbox 360 should look no further than 'Ridge Racer 6,'" said Yoshi Niki, Business Unit Director with Namco Hometek Inc. "'Ridge Racer 6' marks the beginning of the next generation of racing games with vivid graphics, all-new gameplay features and outstanding support for the online community."

For more information on "Ridge Racer 6," 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 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," "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.:

Gaming press contact:

Kit Ellis

Kohnke Communications



Consumer press contact:

Chris Kooluris

HighWater Group

(212) 338-0077 x 313


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Kristin Calcagno

Namco Hometek Inc.



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