NAMCO BANDAI GAMES REVEALS EXPLOSIVE LINE-UP FOR GAMESCOM 2011
SAN JOSE, CA. – July 28, 2011 – As GamesCom 2011 draws near, NAMCO BANDAI Games is preparing to unleash a hard-hitting line-up. Specifically, the company is bringing a heavy dose of combat, death and devastation to the crowds of thousands, alongside special guest appearances and exciting events on the stand throughout the show. GamesCom 2011 will take place at the Koelnmesse in Cologne, Germany August 18-21. NAMCO BANDAI Games’ booth is located in Hall 7, Stand B40.
This year, eager fans will be able to get their hands on the following games: the new role-playing opus from Japan’s FromSoftware, Dark Souls; electrifying airborne shooter Ace Combat™ Assault Horizon; the newest unmissable chapter in the smash hit NARUTO saga, NARUTO SHIPPUDEN: Ultimate Ninja Storm Generations: and the worldwide public playable debut of RIDGE RACER™ Unbounded, which opens a destructive new chapter in the history of the legendary driving franchise.
For more information on the titles that will be playable at the NAMCO BANDAI Games booth, please see below.
Dark Souls (Xbox 360®, PlayStation®3)
Release date: October 4 in North America and October 7, 2011 in Europe
A new action-role playing game (RPG) developed by FromSoftware, Dark Souls is the spiritual successor to 2009’s critically acclaimed Demon’s Souls. With tense dungeon crawling and fearsome enemy encounters, the seamlessly intertwined world of Dark Souls is full of extreme battles, rewarding challenges, nuanced weaponry and magic, and the flexibility to customize each character to suit any desired play style.
Ace Combat™ Assault Horizon (Xbox 360®, PlayStation®3)
Release date: October 11 in North America and October 14, 2011 in Europe
ACE COMBAT® ASSAULT HORIZON™ introduces a revolutionary close-range assault system that delivers high-speed acrobatics and one-on-one encounters to make dogfights more tense and exciting. Players will engage in combat across the globe, dodging skyscrapers, and turning their enemies into fiery supersonic debris in both single player and online multiplayer.
NARUTO SHIPPUDEN: Ultimate Ninja Storm Generations (Xbox 360®, PlayStation®3)
Release date: 2012
Based on the popular animated NARUTO SHIPPUDEN series and coming to North America in 2012, the title will offer a vast selection of playable & support characters spanning every generation of the NARUTO saga, alongside incredible online functionality to take the NARUTO ninja fight onto the global stage in the much-beloved fighting series.
RIDGE RACER™ Unbounded (Xbox 360®, PlayStation®3, PC)
Release date: 2012
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.
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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