PR: NAMCO BANDAI GAMES BRINGS SUMMER FUN TO THE NINTENDO DS WITH NAMCO MUSEUM™ DS

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Bill Loguidice
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Thanks to Didi from Grrlgamer.com for the heads-up on the following PRESS RELEASE:

NAMCO BANDAI GAMES BRINGS SUMMER FUN TO THE NINTENDO DS WITH NAMCO MUSEUM™ DS

Gamers Will Experience a Namco Blast From the Past

SANTA CLARA, Calif., (April 10, 2007) – Leading video games publisher
and developer NAMCO BANDAI Games America Inc. announced today that Namco
Museum DS is bringing its popular arcade games to the Nintendo DS this
summer. Namco Museum DS introduces a new generation of gamers to an era of
timeless games and non-stop entertainment.

Namco Museum DS allows gamers to experience a virtual arcade portal where
they can choose from up to eight games: Pac-Man®, Pac-Man VS®, Galaga®,
Xevious®, Dig Dug II®, Galaxian®, Mappy®, and The Tower of Druaga.
Bringing back the meaning of family-fun, Namco Museum DS delivers
excitement to gamers of all ages and offers entertainment all can enjoy.

“Namco Museum DS is a perfect way to bridge generation gaps between all
people both old and young,” Makoto Iwai , Executive Vice President and
COO at NAMCO BANDAI Games America Inc., said. “Older gamers will love
the old school arcade feel, and new gamers will enjoy the addicting
quality of the games on a handheld system.”

Features that are unique to Namco Museum DS include a screen mode
selection that allows the use of different screen combinations on the
Nintendo DS. This will allow players the chance to fit their classic games
specifically to the Nintendo DS or in the "stand-up" arcade style. Players
can also enjoy wireless battles in Pac-Man VS, an addictive take on
Pac-Man which was previously only available exclusively with the purchase
or pre-order of previous games. This version of the game features
downloadable play where up to four players can battle using only one Game
Card.

Namco Museum DS Includes:

Pac-Man VS.

Originally released in 2003 – For the first time in the series, you and
your friends now have the chance to be the famous Ghosts from Pac-Man!
With one person playing as Pac-Man, and up to 3 people playing as Ghosts,
this incredibly fun multiplayer game offers endless enjoyment with just
one game card.

Dig Dug II

Originally released in 1987 – Equipped with only a drill and a pump, hit
weak fault line points in an attempt to sink portions of an island sending
your enemies deep into the sea!

Galaga

Originally released in 1981 – Pilot a space ship, fend off frantic
swarms of bee-like aliens, try your luck with “Challenging Stages,”
and find the best way to deal with enemies’ powerful tractor beams!

Galaxian

Originally released in 1979 – A precursor to Galaga, destroy flying
aliens as they move in from formation to attack you.

Mappy

Originally released in 1983 – Control Mappy, a police mouse. Bounce on
trampolines and open or close doors to dodge chasing cats, all in an
attempt to retrieve valuable items from the cats’ mansion

Pac-Man

Originally released in 1980 – Play the most popular arcade game of all
time! Navigate the yellow fellow through the original Pac-Man maze, avoid
ghosts while chomping pellets and fruit, and use power pellets to turn the
ghosts blue and get some payback!

Xevious

Originally released in 1982 – Use a heavily armed fighter plane to
destroy enemies and targets in the air and on the ground.

For more information about Namco Museum DS, please visit the official site
at www.namcobandaigames.com Namco Museum DS will have a suggested retail
price of $19.99 when it hits shelves this Summer.

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Mark Vergeer
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A feel a review of the original Japanese version coming up.....

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