SANTA CLARA, Calif., (February 6, 2007) - Leading video games publisher and developer NAMCO BANDAI Games America Inc. announced today that TEKKEN®5: Dark Resurrection, will be available later this month to North American gamers as an exclusive download from the PLAYSTATION® Store for the PLAYSTATION®3 computer entertainment system.
"We are thrilled to announce that starting later this month, fighting game fans will have the opportunity to experience the ultimate fighting series, TEKKEN, on the PLAYSTATION 3 system, for the first time," said Makoto Iwai, Executive Vice President and COO at NAMCO BANDAI Games America Inc. "With lightning fast gameplay, gorgeous next-gen graphics and a massive line-up of characters to choose from, TEKKEN 5: Dark Resurrection on the PLAYSTATION 3 system, will deliver the most incredible fighting experience to date as players battle it out to be crowned King of the Iron Fist Tournament".
Boasting new features including the opportunity to play as Jinpachi Mishima, the previously unplayable boss from the arcade game, TEKKEN 5: Dark Resurrection, is a must-have for Tekken fans. The game will also be optimized for the HD era including stunning 1080P visuals and game modes including Arcade Battle which will test players fighting skills in the ultimate showdown, Ghost Battle which allows players to battle CPU ghost opponents in an unlimited series of matches, and a Gallery Mode to view character art and movies. For more information on TEKKEN 5: Dark Resurrection for the PLAYSTATION 3 system, please visit: http://www.namcobandaigames.com/
About NAMCO BANDAI Games America Inc.
NAMCO BANDAI Games America Inc. is an interactive entertainment software publisher and developer based in Santa Clara, CA. The company is a subsidiary of the newly formed NAMCO BANDAI Holdings (USA) Inc. based in Cypress, CA.
On September 29, 2005, Bandai Co., Ltd. and NAMCO LIMITED implemented a management integration to form NAMCO BANDAI Holdings 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 BANDAI NAMCO 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 Hometek Inc. and Bandai Games Inc.) the companies were each known for creating some of the industry's top video game franchises including: Tamagotchi®, Tekken®, SOULCALIBUR®, Dead to Rights®,
Pac-Man® World, Digimon®, Ridge Racer®, Time Crisis® and ACECOMBAT®. For more information about NAMCO BANDAI Games America Inc. and its products log onto http://www.namcobandaigames.com/.
Press Release ® 2007 NAMCO BANDAI Games America Inc.
TEKKEN® DARK RESURRECTION &®1994-2006 NAMCO BANDAI Games Inc.
Melody Ann Pfeiffer
NAMCO BANDAI Games America Inc.