NAMCO BANDAI GAMES ANNOUNCES RIDGE RACER® UNBOUNDED™

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From our Namco press release:   SANTA CLARA, Calif., (Feb. 4, 2011) – Leading video game publisher and developer NAMCO BANDAI Games America today announced RIDGE RACER® UNBOUNDED™ for the Xbox 360® video game and entertainment system from Microsoft, the PlayStation®3 computer entertainment system, and Windows PC.  The newest installment of the smash racing franchise aims to shake up the genre by breaking all the rules and a plenty of cars along the way.  Get ready to take the action off the circuits and into the streets for one of the most action-packed and destructive racing games ever seen.

RIDGE RACER UNBOUNDED takes the RIDGE RACER series in whole new direction by adding a punishing dose of destruction to the familiar arcade gameplay.  Players will careen through the competition using their four-wheeled street-racing thoroughbreds as high-octane wrecking machines with a new mantra – Drive, Destroy, Dominate.

RIDGE RACER UNBOUNDED injects a shot of adrenaline into one of the most revered racing franchises in video game history,” said Carlson Choi, vice president of marketing for NAMCO BANDAI Games America Inc.  “The talented Bugbear development team is committed to crafting a game with the amazing attention to detail the RIDGE RACER series is known for, while also delivering a destructive game, fans old and new will appreciate.”

Developing RIDGE RACER UNBOUNDED is leading Helsinki-based racing specialist Bugbear Entertainment Ltd., whose games in the genre have earned both widespread critical and commercial acclaim.  With RIDGE RACER UNBOUNDED, they are aiming to push the genre further and bring their unique touch to the much-loved RIDGE RACER series.

Let the destructive driver inside break free in RIDGE RACER UNBOUNDED.  For more information on RIDGE RACER UNBOUNDED, please visit: http://www.namcobandaigames.com, http://www.facebook.com/namcobandai, or http://www.facebook.com/ridgefan.

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About NAMCO BANDAI Games America Inc.

NAMCO BANDAI Games America Inc., part of NAMCO BANDAI Holdings Inc., is a leading global publisher and developer of interactive content — including all major video game consoles, iOS, mobile and online.  The company is known for creating and publishing many of the industry’s top video game franchises, including PAC-MAN®, Tekken®, SOULCALIBUR®, NARUTO™, NARUTO SHIPPUDEN™, Dragon Ball®, GALAGA®, RIDGE RACER® and ACE COMBAT®.  More information about the company and its products can be found at www.namcobandaigames.com or www.facebook.com/namco.

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RIDGE RACER® UNBOUNDED™ © 2011 NAMCO BANDAI Games Inc.